First aid in chemical and thermal accidents
Many invest in personal protective equipment (PPE) to shield themselves against chemical accidents, but no matter the quality of the PPE, they can’t guarantee no accidents will ever happen, nor that no serious injuries will arise. The best way of avoiding serious injury is to ensure that the accident never happens. With the right attitude and awareness, together we can prevent many accidents from happening.
If an accident should still occur, with the right knowledge of the chemical hazards and in how to use First Aid products, we can increase the chances of the accident being handled in an
optimal way – a way that ensures injuries are prevented or mitigated.
Medical Care System has over 25 years’ experience in the field and we are specialists in identifying and minimizing chemical and thermal hazards, regardless of the workplace. We offer a unique training programme with a stress on the chemical hazards themselves as well as the users’ attitudes and awareness surrounding these.
THE TRAINING COVERS
Steps in preventing a chemical accident
Our training programmes are currently REQUIRED training in a number of industries. The content of the training is adapted to address every aspect of the “staircase of measures” as described in the Swedish Work Environment Authority’s Provisions regarding Chemical Hazards in the Work Environment AFS 2011:19.
• Chemical and thermal hazards: where are they?
• Classification, labelling and material safety data sheets.
• What is a chemical burn? How does it occur, how is the person affected and what are the possible consequences?
• Examples of chemical accidents.
• Responsibilities and obligations.
• How can we address the full needs of a victim in case of an accident?
• The need to protect yourself – awareness and attitude, everyone’s responsibility, the importance of using the right PPE for the right purpose.
• If an accident occurs – practical exercises, information to the hospital.
• Knowledge test.
• Suitable First Aid products.
– Focused on chemical and thermal accidents.
– Can be tailor-made to match your specific hazard environment.
– Addresses all aspects of the “staircase of measures” as laid out in the provisions of AFS 2011:19 (Chemical Hazards in the Work Environment).
– Approved as REQUIRED training.
WE LET THEM HAPPEN..”
TRAINING IN CHEMICAL AND THERMAL ACCIDENTS
FIRST AID IN CASE OF CHEMICAL ACCIDENTS
Fundamental training in chemical hazards and the use of Diphoterine ®. The course is 3 hours long and includes both theoretical and practical moments in the area of chemical accidents and the use of Diphoterine ®. Participants will gain an understanding of how chemical injuries occur, what we can to do prevent them and how and where Diphoterine® works, as well as practical information on how to act in an emergency situation. The course concludes with a knowledge test and after completing the course every participant receives a certificate.
FIRST AID IN CASE OF CHEMICAL ACCIDENTS INVOLVING HYDROFLUORIC ACID
Fundamental training as above but specifically targeting businesses handling hydrofluoric acid, and the use of Hexafluorine® instead of Diphoterine®. Course duration: 3 hours.
ILU – A HOLISTIC APPROACH WHICH PREVENTS CHEMICAL ACCIDENTS
ILU – from the Swedish words of Assessment, Solution and Education – is a tailor-made risk assessment and customized training programme in chemical accidents and the use of Diphoterine®/Hexafluorine®. Course duration: 3 hours.
Medical Care System helps you to identify the chemical hazards present in your workplace. Based on this, we can recommend suitable first aid equipment tailor-made to suit your business. Finally, we compile a complete training package to educate your company’s employees. This leads to a safer workplace, where every individual takes responsibility for their own health and safety. ILU follows the provisions as laid out by the Swedish Work Environment Authority in AFS 2011:19 and is designed to support the employer in their responsibilities regarding chemical hazards in the work environment.