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Control measure
Provide an effective means of transferring hazardous material information to the incident ground

Control measure knowledge

Transferring critical hazardous material information is vital to scene safety and underpins all risk assessments, actions and decisions made by the incident commander.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Have a quick, secure, efficient and effective means for transferring, accessing and recording key hazardous material information that is used to support a hazardous materials incident
  • Ensure that the information is contained in an appropriate format and is easily read and can be understood at the incident ground
  • Ensure that all information transferred is recorded, time-stamped and dealt with securely
  • Ensure incident commanders are able to access and use any system that provides key information to support initial and on-going operations

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Access available hazardous materials information