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Control measure
Scene security


Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Secure the scene to assist fire investigation


  • The importance of maintaining lifesaving activities and fire service statutory duties where an investigation may be carried out
  • The considerations when securing an incident scene for investigation
  • The importance of maintaining strict cordon controls during an investigation
  • Methods of scene preservation
  • Protocols when liaising with other agencies

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Preserve evidence to assist fire investigation

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Secure the scene to ensure evidence is preserved for internal and external investigations