Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Changes for First Aiders

There have been some recent updates to First Aid protocol that your First Aiders should be aware of:

Pelvic Check 
When performing a top-to-toe survey, we are no longer encouraging a squeeze or 'rock' of the pelvis. This can complicate any potential injury that the casualty may be suffering from.
So the training is to not squeeze or rock the pelvis as it could complicate any potential injury. Look for evidence of incontinence and bleeding and how the legs are laying. Look to see if the legs are splayed, or if one leg appears shorter than the other.

RIDDOR - additional reporting requirements to your accident report in certain circumstances
There will be a significant change to RIDDOR 95 on 6th April this year.
From 6 April 2012, the reporting requirement for Over-Three-Day Injuries to workers will change to Over-Seven-Day Injuries.
From then, you must report work-related injuries, where a worker has been incapacitated for more than seven consecutive days. You must still keep a record of the accident if the worker has been incapacitated for more than three consecutive days.
The deadline by which an over-seven-day injury must be reported is 15 days after the accident. 

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