It’s important to remember the 3 R’s

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Do you know what to do?

Have you written procedures in place?

Is your staff trained and aware of the 3 R’s

It’s important to remember the 3 R’s

  • Report the attack: dial 999.
  • Remove contaminated clothing carefully.
  • Rinse skin immediately in running water.

People assaulted with corrosive substances like acid are likely to need a range of different care after the emergency response. This could include therapy, specialist burns treatment, and in some instances eye or plastic and reconstructive surgery. Help is available from the NHS, to victims’ relatives, who can help people cope with the trauma which can follow an attack.

The guidance focuses on the following main points for security operatives:

In the event an acid attack occurs on a licenced premise, such as a pub or a nightclub, getting bottles or jugs of tap water from the bar might be the quickest and the easiest method to alleviate a victim’s suffering.

An acid attack involves a corrosive substance being thrown or sprayed on a person or people as part of a violent attack or robbery.  Although acid attack is the phrase most people use to refer to such incidents, it can involve acidic, alkaline or caustic chemicals. Household cleaners, drain un-blockers and industrial chemicals might all be used by perpetrators.

Employers and venue owners are responsible for their colleagues and patrons and therefore must conduct risk assessments associated with acid attacks and plan for how to respond to them.  This is subject to the Health and Safety Act 1974 as well as the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.  This includes supplying appropriate equipment for responding to an acid attack.

Is your business legally compliant? Don’t get caught out in the event of an attack, this could be your business closure.

We can conduct this service for all new, prospective clients wanting just this service to comply with the Health and Safety act 1974 as well as the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.  Talk to our qualified Ci5 Security Risk Assessor to arrange your assessment to stay legally compliant. (Full report, training manuals, assessments implemented)

Ci5 Security provide continued “Acid Attack” risk assessments for your premises for all our clients free of charge when providing security services to all licenced premises.

Ci5 Security Supports Acid Attack, by sharing information and awareness we can save life’s and help battle crime together making life safer and more enjoyable, this article 

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