Electrical Emergencies and Rescue Techniques
This 2 minutes safety training video covers: How to prevent electrical hazards, what to do in an electrical emergency, what can cause electrical fire, what are the safety tips when electrical hazards occur, what is the right type of fire extinguisher to use in an electrical fires, what are the first aid procedures for electrical accidents.
Even cases of mild electric shock your first step, is to notify your supervisor. This reporting may mean the same accident won’t be repeated in the future. Anyone who receive electric shock should seat down, check for normal muscle movement and for loss of feeling, check pulse rate and breathing. When everything is normal, the shock is probably mild with no permanent damage to nerves or muscles. Remember mild shock usually result from brief contact with current less than 5 milliamperes. While there’ll be slight discomfort and pain the victim is usually able to return to work. If breathing and heart beat are irregular abnormally fast or slow the victim have receive a severe shock and requires medical attention. Severe electrical shock and related injury is often cause, traumatic shock this is the body’s reaction to severe injury. If the victim appears to be going to a traumatic shock make sure he stays lying down and calm him. Feel the skin if it’s naturally warm, loosen clothing, try to cool the victim by fanning. If his face is pale raise his tail. If his face is red, raise his head. Wait until qualified medical personnel arrive.