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Control measure
Reduce exposure

Control measure knowledge

If it is not possible to fully eliminate the hazard, then exposure should be reduced to limit the risk as far as reasonably practicable. Examples of ways in which this can be achieved include:

  • Reducing the amount of time spent in the risk area and avoid repeated exposure
  • Increasing the distance from the hazard

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Identify from pre-planning any risks that can be reduced by reduced exposure and communicate to personnel

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Consider implementing control measures that reduce the exposure of responders to a hazard
  • Keep the number of people exposed to the hazard at a minimum and reduce time of exposure through crew rotation