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Generic Risk Assessment 3.4 - Fighting Fires in Open Rural Areas

(A4, Loose-leaf)

Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
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'Generic Risk Assessment 3.4 - Fighting Fires in Open Rural Areas' 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 open rural locations including grass, moorland, crop and forest fires.

Significant hazards and risks which face Fire and Rescue Service personnel at rural area fires are included in chapters within this GRA:

  • Environmental conditions

  • Terrain

  • Non-service equipment, personnel

  • Insects and animals

  • Movement of vehicles

  • Military ranges and hunting/shooting areas

  • Open water

  • Pylons/overhead power lines

  • Manual handling and heavy physical work

  • Stacked materials.

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 9780117540439
Size A4 Price £13.99
Format Loose-leaf Published 05 Jul 2011
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