Control measure knowledge

Personnel attending an incident will often need to be deployed as teams and not as crews. These teams should be of an appropriate size of to carry out the task and sufficient to allow task rotation. Where possible personnel should share tasks, roles and functions and where appropriate should manage team and task rotation.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Develop tactical guidance and support arrangements for the hazards and actions to be taken when managing the appropriate deployment of resources

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Keep the number of people exposed to the hazard at a minimum and reduce time of exposure through personnel rotation