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Generic Risk Assessment 3.5 - Fighting Fires in Farms

(A4, Loose-Leaf)

Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
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'Generic Risk Assessment 3.5 - Fighting Fires in Farms' is part of a new series of Generic Risk Assessments (GRAs) that is the product of a ten year consultation period. The GRAs have been designed to safeguard Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) personnel and members of the public.

This assessment examines the hazards, risks and control measures relating to Fire and Rescue Service personnel, the personnel of other agencies and members of the public when fighting fires in farms. This assessment considers the full range from smallholdings to large farms that undertake a wide variety of activities.

Significant hazards which face Fire and Rescue Service personnel at farm fires are covered in chapters within this GRA:

  • Access

  • The nature, construction and condition of farm buildings and farms

  • Hazardous substances and materials stored or used on the farm

  • Electrical power supplies

  • Machinery, workshops, silos, barns and stores

  • Water pits, slurry pits and lagoons

  • Work at height

  • Animals and insects

  • Biological hazards including animal waste (solid, liquid) and bio-aerosols

  • Stacked materials

  • Non-Fire and Rescue Service personnel.

Depending on the nature and scale of the operational incident a variety of significant hazards may be present. Therefore contents of other specific Generic Risk Assessments may also need to be considered.

As with all GRAs, this assessment provides a starting point for each FRS to conduct their own assessments and produce their own Safe Systems of Work within the context of local conditions and existing organisational arrangements.

This GRA is supplied as an A4, loose-leaf publication. A binder pack containing an introduction to the series, foreword by Sir Ken Knight, contents, and dividers is available to order separately. The binder is the ideal solution for storing these loose-leaf GRAs.

This publication is also available to purchase as an A5 bound edition, making it both handy and portable.

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Ensure you receive each of the GRA sections upon publication by setting up a standing order, available as:

  • A4 loose-leaf standing order (includes the binder pack)

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Set up a standing order today by email:, fax: +44 (0)870 600 5533 or by writing to TSO, Standing Orders Dept, PO Box 29, Norwich, NR3 1GN.

Extent 24 pages ISBN 9780117540453
Size A4 Price £13.99
Format Loose-leaf Published 05 Jul 2011
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