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Control measure
Isolate the source of noise

Control measure knowledge

It may be possible to isolate the source of noise, if it is being produced by on-site machinery, vehicles or fire and rescue service equipment. Decisions to isolate these sources of noise may require liaison with the responsible person, occupants or site engineers. 

Alarms or warning systems will need to be managed appropriately; silencing them may be detrimental to activities such as evacuation. Decisions to isolate these sources of noise may require liaison with on-site staff, with reference to Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI) if appropriate. 

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Record information about alarms or warning systems in the Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI)

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Consider isolating sources of noise

  • Consider requesting that alarms or warning systems are silenced