Response to Emergencies and Safety Hazards – Accidents/Medical

Many accidents can occur during your duty assignment, including falls, contact with electricity, and chemical contact.

You should not attempt to treat any injuries unless you have the medical training to handle the victim.

Medical Emergencies

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Stroke
  • Overexposure to the elements/ weather
  • Heat exhaustion/ heat stroke
  • Hypothermia (loss of body heat)
  • And many more

Reporting Procedure

In the event of an accident emergency, do the following:

  1. Notify Emergency Medical Services 911; contact your supervisor/ manager afterward.
  2. Give your name
  3. Describe the scene
  4. Injured person’s age, sex, and weight
  5. The injured person’s main complaint
  • Ex. Stopped breathing, broken arm, heart attack, etc.
  1. Location of the injured person, including street address, location on the property, and directions on locating the person.
  2. Provide information on any measures already performed
  • Ex. First aid, CPR, doctor on scene, etc.

Be prepared to give:

  • Your name
  • The location that you are calling from
  • Who do you work for, and what is your occupation
  • What time did you discover the injured person