Generic Risk Assessment 3.6 - Fighting Fires Using Positive Pressure Ventilation
- Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
Ventilation is defined as 'the removal of heated air, smoke and other airborne contaminants from a structure, and their replacement with a supply of fresher air' - this generic risk assessment examines the hazards, risks and control measures that relate to ventilation, and includes the use of positive pressure ventilation as either a defensive or offensive part of firefighting.
Depending on the nature and scale of the operational incident, a variety of significant hazards may be present. Fire and Rescue Authorities may therefore need to consider the contents of other specific generic risk assessments in this series.
This, as with all generic risk assessments provides a starting point for Fire and Rescue Authorities to conduct their own assessments within the context of local conditions and existing organisational arrangements.
Details of documents that contain technical and supporting information can be found in the technical reference section of this generic risk assessment.
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