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RR708 – Evidence-based review of the current guidance on first aid measures for suspension trauma

In 2002 the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) published a review entitled ‘Harness Suspension: Review and Evaluation of Existing Information’. It was noted in this report that the rescue plan was an essential part of fall protection arrangements. The requirement for this work arose because first aid training organisations and first aiders were not clear about the correct positioning of rescued casualties in the event of a harness suspension situation.

RR708 – Evidence-based review of the current guidance on first aid measures for suspension trauma [PDF 681KB]