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Issue 7 (Part 8 of 10): A complete guide to rescue and syncope

Rescue. 

A word that strikes fear into the heart of the most hardened Health and Safety Professional. It requires planning, preparation, practice, and above all needs to be carried out by a human being, who has been put at risk in order to save another life.

 

 

Avoidance of the need of rescue is something which every member of the Safety community advocates, but what do you know about rescue and the medical impact on a fallen worker? 

Ensuring that personnel who have been involved in a fall can be rescued as quickly as possible is not only a legal requirement, but also one of a duty of care for workers, and a moral one.  

In this issue we provide a complete guide to rescue and the reasons for it.  In an often overlooked or avoided topic we aim to provide some clarity and guidance for all!