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May 08, 2019

Control measure - Containment: Toxic materials


March 31, 2018

Control measure - Containment: Toxic materials

Tactical Action added as agreed at NIF meeting on 21-Feb-18


March 27, 2018

Control measure - Containment: Toxic materials

General control measure added


February 26, 2018

Tactical Action - Consider the potential reaction between the toxic material and containment material/water, in some cases producing heat and/or flammable/toxic gas

Strategic Action - Consider their local risks and provide procedures and support arrangements for gas and vapour monitoring ...

Tactical Action - Consider using water spray or curtains to contain and control toxic vapours and gases

Tactical Action - Consider reducing vaporisation or gassing-off by covering or reducing the surface area of spills

Control measure - Containment: Toxic materials

New guidance approved for publication December 2017 NIF

Tactical Action - Protect emergency responders’ routes of entry based on the physical form of the toxic substance 

Tactical Action - Consider reducing vaporisation or gassing-off by reducing the temperature of bulk containers

Tactical Action - Consider reducing vaporisation or gassing-off by absorbing spills with inert materials

Tactical Action - Prevent accidental mixing of different toxic materials as this can lead to reactions which may give off large amounts of heat and or gas

Tactical Action - Consider options to contain or disperse the spread of toxic materials in consultation with a hazardous materials adviser (HMA)

Tactical Action - Determine the potential spread of toxic substances

Strategic Action - Provide suitable containment equipment to prevent the spread of hazardous materials

Tactical Action - Attempt to contain the spill or release of any toxic substances as close to the source as possible