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Hazard

Lack of co-ordinated search plan (generic)

Hazard Knowledge

A search may be required for either a missing person or an absent person.

If a co-ordinated search plan is not carried out in a timely and structured way, the casualty may not be located and their condition could potentially deteriorate.

The working environment, weather conditions and time of day may affect the search, especially with regard to visibility. This may make it more difficult to carry out an effective search, as people and objects may be difficult to distinguish.