To Get The Most Out Of Your Summer – ‘Stay Hydrated’

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Stay Hydrated – Drink plenty of liquids. It’s easy to get dehydrated in the sun, particularly if you’re active and sweating. Keep up with fluids — particularly water — to prevent dehydration. Dizziness, feeling lightheaded, or nausea can be signs of dehydration and overheating.

Should Someone Become Dehydrated, Follow These Steps:

– Lay the casualty down in a cool environment or in the shade.

– Loosen and remove any excessive clothing.

– Send for an ambulance by calling 000.

If over the casualty is over 5 years of age: Immerse (i.e. whole body, from the neck down) in cold water (if possible, a bath that is as cold as possible) for 15 minutes. If this is not possible, a combination of the following methods should be used.

– Wet the casualty with cold or cool water. Do this under a shower, or with a hose or other water source.

– Apply ice packs to the casualty’s groin, armpits, facial cheeks, palms and soles. – Repeatedly moisten the casualty’s skin with a moist cloth or atomiser spray.

– Fan the casualty continuously.

Provide All Employees The Opportunity To Stay Hydrated At Work

Ways to help keep your staff hydrated

– Provide water breaks

– Allow for light duties on hot days

– Regular breaks on hot days or set a timer so you don’t forget

– Supply water and electrolytes

– Have regular check-ins with your team

Please note that regular First Aid and CPR Training is the best way to make sure that you’re prepare in the case of an emergency. Book a course with us!


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