Control measure knowledge

The hazard area should be based on:

  • The species, size and behaviour of the animal
  • The kick zones and head butt zones of equines, bovines and larger animals; these may be extensive and will vary depending on whether the animal is:
    • Lying or standing
    • Mobile or trapped
  • The potential for crush injuries, especially between the animal and walls, fences or vehicles
  • The environment the animal is in
  • The presence of other animals

The hazard area should be reviewed if the animal moves from its original location or if its behaviour changes.

Strategic actions

Fire and rescue services should:
  • Ensure that if any information regarding animals is contained in Site-Specific Risk Information (SSRI), that it is made available to responding personnel

Tactical actions

Incident commanders should:
  • Consider information provided by the owner of the animal, or the person with temporary responsibility for the animal, when determining the size of the cordon