Tag lines can be attached to personnel or equipment in confined spaces to trace their location in an emergency or loss of communications. Tag lines should not be considered as a recovery system for crews operating in a confined space, but they are a useful physical locating method that can assist if a recovery does become necessary. Procedures and systems must be put in place to operate tag lines in a consistent and uniform way so that all teams in the environment work in the same manner.
Control measure knowledge
Fire and rescue services should:
- Consider providing tag line systems to crews with confined space capability
Incident commanders should:
Consider implementing a tag line system to assist in tracing and locating personnel working in confined spaces