….. of workplace health and safety requirements. Where hazardous chemicals are present, there is a requirement that a Safety Data Sheet is in place for each substance. This document includes details for managing an incident where a person has had contact with the chemical and the specific treatment required.
When managing thermal burns, Stop the burning. Cool the site of the burn. Cover the burn
When managing electrical burns, Isolate the power supply. Commence CPR if required. Cover and cool the site of the burn.
REMEMBER S.T.O.P. Stop and assess the scene.
Think, have I got the necessary equipment available to manage this emergency. Has anybody called the emergency services?
Observe, are there any dangers to me, bystanders or the victim?
Protect yourself at all times and keep re-evaluating the dangers throughout the emergency.
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Tomorrow we will look at chemical burns
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