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9. Accidents

If an accident results in serious injury, dial 999 and ask for an ambulance to be sent to attend to the casualty.

If an injury is not sufficiently serious to warrant calling an ambulance, the casulaty should be taken without delay to the nearest Accident and Emergency Department of a hospital.

Any head injury (including eye injury) must be treated as a serious injury and professional help must be obtained.

The nearest Accident and Emergency Department is:



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Telephone:  ........................................................

9.1 First Aid

A First Aid Kit and First Aid manual are available. Make sure that you know where they are (write this down in the space below) and that you know how to use them. This means that you need to read the manual NOW. Do not wait until there is an accident, you might be the casualty.



Location of first aid kit ..........................................

A list of trained first-aiders is posted near to the first aid kit and manual. Trained first-aiders are also noted below:



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9.2 Action for Casualties

This document does not pretend to be a First Aid manual.

If you have a casualty, you may have to act instantly to save a life. The first things to look for are:

     Your own safety     you are no help to anyone if you become
                         another casualty.

     A    Airway         Is the casualty's airway clear?
                         If not, clear it immediately.

     B    Breathing      Is he breathing?
                         Mouth-to-mouth.

     C    Circulation    Does he have a pulse (heartbeat)?

Do not move a badly injured person unnecessarily, but if it is necessary to avoid further danger take care to cause no further harm to the injured person nor any harm to yourself.

Casualties are helped by having someone with them to reassure them. Send someone for help. Leave the casualty ONLY if you are yourself in danger OR to summon help and you are the only person able to do that. An unconscious casualty should be carefully observed to ensure that he does not choke.

SERIOUS bleeding must be stopped but most wounds will not cause enough blood loss to be life-threatening. Misguided treatment often does more harm than good. READ THE MANUAL.

9.3 Reporting Accidents

Contact your manager or Mr. G W Haywood.

Accidents resulting in personal injury, however minor they may seem, are to be reported immediately to Mrs J E Pendery for entry in the accident book. Subsequently these will be reported under the RIDDOR Act 1985 if necessary.


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