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Control measure
Eliminate the hazard

Control measure knowledge

Eliminating or removing the hazard is the most effective measure that can be implemented to control risk and should always be considered once a hazard has been identified. In an operational environment the ability of the incident commander to completely eliminate a hazard may be limited due to the environment they are operating in or the urgent need to take action.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Identify from pre-planning any hazards that can be eliminated and communicate to personnel

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Consider implementing control measures that eliminate the hazard