INQ016

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Royal commission to inquire into the place of origin and the causes of the fires which commenced at Yallourn on the 14th day of February 1944; the adequacy of the measures which had been taken to prevent damage; and the measures to be taken to protect the
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Recommendations for this Inquiry

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INQ016 REC016_3943 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 1

It is recommended that a more constant, running revision of the main and sprinkler system be maintained in future so that the service which it is intended to convey shall be closely and efficiently available to all parts of the berms and faces.

INQ016 REC016_3952 B - Preparedness 4 - Fire season preparation Recommendation 10

It is recommended that the question of the future responsibility be made certain and that the body so made responsible keep the grounds of the hospital free from undergrowth and trees wherever their presence may be a possible source of future danger.

INQ016 REC016_3951 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 9

It is recommended that the State Electricity Commission adopt a policy of conciliation and good will towards its closer neighbours. It is not suggested that its policy has been essentially otherwise.

INQ016 REC016_3950 B - Preparedness 4 - Fire season preparation Recommendation 8

It is recommended that on days of abnormal danger loads of briquettes be not kept in the station yard.

INQ016 REC016_3949 F - Research and technology 17 - Assets and technology Recommendation 7

It is recommended that the A.R.P. dams or earth tanks be kept filled during possible danger periods.

INQ016 REC016_3948 E - Agency Organisation 16 - Training and behaviour Recommendation 6

It is recommended that workers and volunteers generally be instructed in accordance with a pre-arranged plan, as to what they should do in future times of emergency.

INQ016 REC016_3947 C - Response 15 - Inter-service cooperation Recommendation 5

It is recommended that the services of this body [Air Raids Precautions Body] be used in future if to do so be thought desirable.

INQ016 REC016_3946 E - Agency Organisation 12 - EM agency and authority Recommendation 4

It is recommended that it [The Fire Brigade] endeavour and be encouraged to add to its reserve of members, and that the reserves be fully and efficiently trained.

INQ016 REC016_3945 E - Agency Organisation 16 - Training and behaviour Recommendation 3

It is recommended that a large proportion of men employed in and about the open-cut be systematically trained in the use of equipment and in the tactical disposition of it.

INQ016 REC016_3944 B - Preparedness 10 - Electricity infrastructure Recommendation 2

It is recommended that the water pressure be improved so that a greater volume and jet may be available for the suppression of fires on the faces and also for the purpose of wetting the berms more widely and thoroughly when necessary.

INQ016 REC016_3953 C - Response 15 - Inter-service cooperation Recommendation 11

It is therefore recommended that the State Electricity Commission should be advised by someone whose profession it is to consider and devise methods of forest fire protection and suppression; that he should collaborate with others to devise a general scheme of organized protection of the undertak