Generic Risk Assessment (GRA) 2.4 - Flooding and Water Safety, examines the hazards, risks and controls relating to Fire and Rescue Service personnel, the personnel of other agencies and members of the public at incidents near, or in water.
The range of incident types may include:
- Rescues from open water
- Lakes and ponds
- Docks, locks and culverts
- Rescues from vehicles in water
- Rescues from mud, ice and unstable ground
- Animal rescues
- Floodwater incidents
- Body recovery (in certain circumstances)
This GRA does not cover the risks associated with fire fighting from boats. Activities involving other specific hazards are covered in other generic risk assessments and should therefore be considered in conjunction with this one.
As with all GRAs, this provides a starting point for Fire and Rescue Services to conduct their own assessments, produce their own standard operating procedures and written 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.