THE IMPORTANCE FOR ELECTRICIANS TO HAVE RESCUE AND CPR CERTIFICATION

COMMON ON-THE-JOB INJURIES THAT ELECTRICIANS FACE

  • Electrical Burns — Electrical burns are a very real risk since electricians work in close contact with electrical systems. Burns often occur on the hands and forearms. While some burns can be superficial, electrical burns can also cause organ failure and fatality.
  • Electrical Shocks — An electrical shock can happen with or without burns. Most non-fatal electrical shock injuries affect the hands and happen when coming into contact with electrical wires or equipment. With good first aid knowledge, you can be more aware of the hazards that cause electrical shocks and always be ready to assist if it does happen.
  • Fall injuries — It might be unexpected, but falls are the most common source of injury among electrical tradies. Many electrical jobs involve working at high altitudes such as on ladders and on roofs, where a single slip can lead to a rough fall.
  • Cuts — Cuts can be caused by accidents when handling tools and equipment or when one slips at the workplace. Injuries caused by cuts are the most common after falling and while most incidents are minor, some cuts can put you out of work for quite a while.

HOW AN LV RESCUE CPR CERTIFICATION CAN HELP YOU

  • Attain the skills required to carry out a thorough on-site risk assessment before starting tasks. This will help you identify possible risks and prevent accidents.
  • Learn about the health, safety and risk management processes and how to properly apply them at work and in your daily life.
  • Be able to perform rescue procedures from live low voltage (LV) equipment such as switchboard installations.
  • Learn how to perform CPR in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines and also to recognise an emergency situation and communicate it to paramedics or supervisors in the workplace.
  • Learn how to provide first aid and manage all manners of injuries at the workplace from minor cuts to major electrical injuries.

COMPREHENSIVE FIRST AID & CPR TRAINING AT CET

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