Specific Hazards – Hydrofluoric Acid

By: S. A. Associates Management Training Co  04/11/2010
Keywords: First Aid Training

 

It is beneficial for students to hold at least a basic training in first aid prior to attending this course. The duration of this course is a minimum of 3.5 hours but can be extended to 6 hours if a grounding in basic first aid is required.

Course Introduction (30mins) Completion of student registers, introductions and housekeeping arrangements.

Specific Hazards - Hydrofluoric Acid Exposure and First Aid Aims

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To give students an understanding of what Hydrofluoric Acid is and its uses. * To cover basic health and safety issues when dealing with HF * To give students an understanding of the signs, symptoms and treatment of HF exposure. * To give the student an introduction to accident reporting and RIDDOR 95.

Objectives

By the end of the session the student will understand:

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What HF is * What COSHH Risk Assessment is in relation to HF * The importance of risk assessment & safe systems of work. * The signs, symptoms and treatment of HF exposure * How to deal with accident reporting in relation to HF

Contents of session

* What is HF and when is it used? * COSHH Risk Assessment & Safe Systems of Work * Assessing the first aid situation and dealing with danger & getting help. * How to deal with HF exposure to the skin * How to deal with HF exposure to the eye. * The use of oxygen equipment. * How to deal with a casualty who has been gassed. * How to deal with a casualty who has swallowed HF. * Dealing with the unconscious casualty. * CPR * Accident reporting and RIDDOR 95

Student Activity

Interactive discussion of the students’ own experience of hydrofluoric acid. Students to use Calcium Gluconate Gel on their own skin. Short role-play scenarios dealing with a casualty who has had HF exposure to the skin, the eye, has been gassed or who has swallowed HF.

Keywords: First Aid Training

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