Electrification Construction Services Ltd
Unit 9, Wheelock Heath Business Court
TT16. TOOLBOX TALK - FIRST AID
This talk will cover: before first aid, when first aid is required and basic first aid.
Before first aid is required:
- 1. Ensure you know where the first-aid kit is kept.
- 2. Know who the first-aider and appointed persons are.
- 3. You must have a small travelling first-aid kit if you are working in a small group away from the main site or if you use potentially dangerous tools or machinery.
- 4. Know where the phone is and understand the procedure for calling the emergency services.
When first aid is required
- 1. Remove the hazard from the casualty if safe to do so.
- 2. Call for help, e.g. first-aider.
- 3. Send someone to phone for an ambulance if necessary.
- 4. Don’t move the casualty, unless in immediate danger.
- 5. Remain with the casualty and give reassurance.
- 6. Make the casualty as comfortable as possible.
- 7. Don’t give drinks or good to casualty, moisten lips only.
- 8. Don’t allow the casualty to smoke.
Basic first aid may save a life
- 1. Do you know how to resuscitate and start the heart?
- 2. Do you know how to stop major bleeding?
- 3. Do you know how to treat scolds, burns and shock?, If you don’t, you need to think about first-aid training.
- 1. First-aid cover must include shift work.
- 2. Someone must have responsibility for restocking first-aid boxes.
- 3. The first-aid equipment provided must be appropriate for the nature of the work and the number of operatives.
- 4. First-aiders should be easy to identify – usually a sticker on the safety helmet.
Note to supervisors:
Now inform your work force of the company provision for first-aiders and first-aid kits, actions to be taken in the event of an emergency and the location of the emergency telephone.
Do you have any questions for me?
REMEMBER: IFYOU KNOW FIRST AID YOU COULD SAVE A LIFE.
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