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December 14, 2020

Control measure - Hazardous materials assessment


March 08, 2019

Control measure - Effective communication: Hazardous materials

Minor change - Formatting amended


July 30, 2018

Control measure - Substance identification

Text altered


June 01, 2018

Control measure - Specialist advice: Hazardous materials

Bullet point fixed

Control measure - Effective communication: Hazardous materials

Pre-requisites changed to prerequisites


May 30, 2018

Hazard - Inaccurate situational awareness: Release or spill of a hazardous material

Control measure - Identify substance: National resilience


April 05, 2018

Control measure - Estimate quantity of release or spill

Minor amendment - Format change

Hazard - Inaccurate situational awareness: Release or spill of a hazardous material

Hazardous Materials 2nd Edition agreed for publication at OGSB on 28/03/2018

Control measure - Substance identification

Hazardous Materials 2nd Edition agreed for publication at OGSB on 28/03/2018

Control measure - Specialist advice: Hazardous materials

Minor amendment - Formatting change


March 31, 2018

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED Identify the presence and effectiveness of secondary and tertiary containment (e.g. bund)

See tactical action - 21303 Identify the presence and effectiveness of secondary and tertiary containment (e.g. bund) - HAZ

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED Use tools such as waterproof hazardous materials information boards to retrieve and communicate available information

See tactical action - 20837 Use waterproof chemical/substance information boards to retrieve information from the scene - HAZ


March 29, 2018

Control measure - Substance identification

Hazardous Materials 2nd Edition agreed for publication at OGSB on 28/03/2018

Hazard - Inaccurate situational awareness: Release or spill of a hazardous material

Hazardous Materials 2nd Edition agreed for publication at OGSB on 28/03/2018

Hazard - Inaccurate situational awareness: Release or spill of a hazardous material

Hazardous Materials 2nd Edition agreed for publication at OGSB on 28/03/2018

Hazard - Inaccurate situational awareness: Release or spill of a hazardous material

Hazardous Materials 2nd Edition agreed for publication at OGSB on 28/03/2018

Hazard - Inaccurate situational awareness: Release or spill of a hazardous material

Control measure - ARCHIVED Understand the effects of the incident on the environment and local community

Hazardous Materials 2nd Edition agreed for publication at OGSB on 28/03/2018

Control measure - ARCHIVED Model the potential or actual release zone

Hazardous Materials 2nd Edition agreed for publication at OGSB on 28/03/2018

Hazard - Inaccurate situational awareness: Release or spill of a hazardous material

Hazardous Materials 2nd Edition agreed for publication at OGSB on 28/03/2018

Strategic Action - Have policies and procedures that identify levels of specialist advice and how this advice can quickly be made available to the incident commander

Hazardous Materials 2nd Edition agreed for publication at OGSB on 28/03/2018

Strategic Action - Have arrangements to access risk critical information from remote specialists quickly during incidents

Hazardous Materials 2nd Edition agreed for publication at OGSB on 28/03/2018

Strategic Action - Provide access to enhanced skills, knowledge and understanding in CBRN(e) operations to perform the key advisory roles at incidents

Hazardous Materials 2nd Edition agreed for publication at OGSB on 28/03/2018

Tactical Action - Consider requesting the attendance of tactical advisers or subject matter experts

Hazardous Materials 2nd Edition agreed for publication at OGSB on 28/03/2018

Tactical Action - Consider carrying out deliberate reconnaissance based on a joint understanding of risk (JUR)

Hazardous Materials 2nd Edition agreed for publication at OGSB on 28/03/2018

Strategic Action - Ensure their policies and procedures contain information relating to deliberate reconnaissance

Hazardous Materials 2nd Edition agreed for publication at OGSB on 28/03/2018

Strategic Action - Have policies and procedures that allow the Met Office Hazard Manager to be accessed by and available ...

Hazardous Materials 2nd Edition agreed for publication at OGSB on 28/03/2018

Strategic Action - Make provision for contact with the Environment Monitoring and Response Centre (EMARC)

Hazardous Materials 2nd Edition agreed for publication at OGSB on 28/03/2018


March 28, 2018

Hazard - Inaccurate situational awareness: Release or spill of a hazardous material

Hazardous Materials 2nd Edition agreed for publication at OGSB on 28/03/2018


March 27, 2018

Tactical Action - Assess the impact of hazardous materials on people, animals, infrastructure and the environment

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED Assess the impact of hazardous materials on people, animals, infrastructure and the environment

See tactical action - 21555 Assess the impact of the release or spill on people, animals, property and the environment - HAZ

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED Use specialist advisers to carry out specific assessments and interpret information and advice 

See tactical action - 21326 Use specialist advisers to carry out hazard specific assessments and interpret information and advice - HAZ


March 26, 2018

Control measure - Model the potential or actual release zone

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

Control measure - Model the potential or actual release zone

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

Control measure - Understand the effects of the incident on the environment and local community

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

Control measure - Model the potential or actual release zone


March 13, 2018

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED Access and use weather information, for example, FireMet, to approach the incident safely and anticipate its impact on the incident

See tactical action - 18229 Access past, present and future weather information from Met Office systems (e.g. Hazard Manager) - OPS


March 12, 2018

Control measure - Understand the effect of weather and topography on the incident

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


December 21, 2017

Control measure - Use appropriate equipment to monitor the release

Hyperlink updated


October 02, 2017

Control measure - Understand the effect of weather and topography on the incident

Link added to general control measure

Control measure - Access specialist hazardous materials advice

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

Control measure - Access specialist hazardous materials advice

Tactical Action added as agreed at NIF meeting on 21-Feb-18 Duplicate tactical action removed, see https://www.ukfrs.com/guidance/search/understand-effect-weather-and-topography-incident

Control measure - Access specialist hazardous materials advice

Link added to general control measure


September 10, 2017

Hazard - Unpredicted impact of hazardous material incidents