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Accident response

Safety briefing - accident response

This briefing addresses the key elements to consider when responding to an accident at work.

What’s covered?

The Safety Briefing - Accident Response provides guidance for those who may have to respond when an accident occurs.

What to do

The briefing states that whoever is responding to an incident must ensure that the area is safe and bodily fluids are dealt with. It also advises that special circumstances, such as staff working in a confined space, must be taken into consideration.

Key points

Attendees must take note of the following key points:

  • Remember - people first.  Don’t rush in and make things worse.  A few seconds’ thought taken before responding to an accident can save time.
  • Don’t forget to clearly define “who will do what” - if you don’t do this, the situation may become confused during the response and an ambulance may not be called when needed.



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