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Control measure
Identify and communicate medical equipment in use

Control measure knowledge

Identifying the medical processes in place is the first step to controlling the hazard. Letting crews know if needles are in use has a self-explanatory effect. The importance of communicating with other agencies cannot be understated.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Ensure that personnel have an understanding of the equipment likely to be encountered and the associated risks when working on multi-agency rescue operations

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Liaise with other agencies to identify and understand their activities and equipment