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July 13, 2021

Control measure - Scene survey: Hazardous materials

Additional tactical action added following approval of Buildings that fail scenario by Operations Committee 14/04/2021


December 14, 2020

Control measure - Hazardous materials assessment


May 08, 2019

Control measure - Recognise the need for detection, identification and monitoring (DIM) equipment


February 11, 2019

Control measure - Signs and symptoms of exposure

Hyperlink to JESIP IOR Guidance added


October 15, 2018

Tactical Action - Consider requesting specialist resources for detection, identification and monitoring (DIM)

See tactical action - 21625 Consider requesting specialist resources for detection, identification and monitoring (DIM) - HAZ


July 30, 2018

Control measure - Substance identification

Text altered


June 01, 2018

Control measure - Scene survey: Hazardous materials

Training specification link established

Control measure - Specialist advice: Hazardous materials

Bullet point fixed

Control measure - Signs and symptoms of exposure

Pin-point changed to pinpoint


April 16, 2018

Strategic Action - Ensure staff are aware of the principles of IOR, Step 1-2-3 Plus, "Remove, Remove, Remove" and ...

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


April 05, 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

Control measure - Multi-agency working: Hazardous materials

Minor amendment - Formatting

Control measure - Multi-agency working: Hazardous materials

Minor amendment - Formatting

Control measure - Scene survey: Hazardous materials

Minor amendment formatting updated

Control measure - Signs and symptoms of exposure

Minor amendment - Format change

Control measure - Signs and symptoms of exposure

Minor amendment - Format change


April 02, 2018

Tactical Action - Consider Step 1-2-3 Plus: Safety Triggers for Emergency Personnel

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


March 31, 2018

Hazard - ARCHIVED Undetected or unidentified hazardous materials at incidents

Tactical Action - Consider requesting specialist resources for detection, identification and monitoring (DIM)

See tactical action - 21625 Consider requesting specialist resources for detection, identification and monitoring (DIM) - HAZ


March 29, 2018

Control measure - Substance identification

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

Strategic Action - Ensure hazardous materials advisers receive specific information, instruction and training on the ...

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

Strategic Action - Ensure that any information gathered is treated as confidential unless disclosure is required for legal reasons

Strategic Action - Ensure responding personnel have the necessary instruction and training in the identification of hazardous materials containers

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

Strategic Action - Provide access to appropriate detection, identification and monitoring (DIM) equipment

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

Strategic Action - Ensure that Information on the recognition of hazardous materials is immediately available to personnel

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

Tactical Action - Use available fire service or on-site detection equipment to identify the substance involved

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

Strategic Action - Consider developing systems to gather pre-planning information on local risks and incident specific information

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 - 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

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

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

Control measure - ARCHIVED Recognise the need for detection, identification and monitoring (DIM) equipment

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

Strategic Action - Incorporate their multi-agency partners priorities into their own response plans to CBRN(e) and public decontamination

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

Strategic Action - Participate in multi-agency CBRN(e) training events and programmes

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

Tactical Action - Ensure that a hazardous materials scene survey is carried out at the earliest opportunity

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

Strategic Action - Provide personnel that deal with hazardous material incidents with specialist information, instruction ...

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

Strategic Action - Ensure that personnel can identify illicit drug laboratories, improvised explosive devices, individual chemical exposure and suspicious packages

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

Tactical Action - Consider Step 1-2-3 Plus: Safety Triggers for Emergency Personnel

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

Strategic Action - Ensure staff are aware of the principles of IOR, Step 1-2-3 Plus, ‘Remove, Remove, Remove’ and ...

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

Strategic Action - Ensure that staff have the skills, knowledge and understanding to recognise release indicators and ...

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

Strategic Action - Ensure that documents regarding initial operational response (IOR) are distributed to relevant responding personnel

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

Strategic Action - Have policies for ensuring that members of the public and personnel from other agencies involved ...

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


March 28, 2018

Hazard - ARCHIVED Undetected or unidentified hazardous materials at incidents

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


March 27, 2018

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED Make a record of the hazardous materials risk assessment and incorporate into analytical risk assessment

See tactical action - 21578 Make a record of the hazardous materials assessment and incorporate into analytical risk assessment - 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 - Recognise signs, labels and other marking systems

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

Control measure - Recognise the need for detection, identification and monitoring (DIM) equipment

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


March 22, 2018

Tactical Action - ARCHIVED Consider the suitability of National Resilience detection, identification and monitoring ...

See tactical action - 21278 Consider requesting specialist resources for detection, identification and monitoring (DIM) - HAZ