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Control measure
Isolate machinery, processes and utilities

Control measure knowledge

All machinery, processes and utilities should be isolated and controlled for safety. If full isolation is required in the hazard area, isolating all utility services should be considered before any rescue work proceeds. DRAs based on the information received from the monitoring process can dictate additional control measures and will provide personnel with information on the working environment.

For further information, refer to the Extrication section for machinery.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Ensure that all personnel have an understanding of isolation and lock out procedures to enable safe operation around machinery

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Identify the presence of live utilities and isolation points
  • Request the attendance of utility providers to isolate incoming supplies if local isolation is not possible