Please be aware that ‘Remove’: Guidance on Removing Hazardous Substances is now on the NaCTSO web site.
This guidance is designed to help people respond safely to incidents involving hazardous substances, including ‘acid attacks’.
As you know, security personnel and other staff may be the first responders to an incident where people have been exposed to a hazardous substance. The ‘REMOVE, REMOVE, REMOVE’ protocol is closely aligned to guidance for the Emergency services and provides simple, consistent advice on early actions following:
* Suspected deliberate or accidental exposure to a hazardous substance (vapour, powder or liquid) or
* An ‘acid attack’
‘REMOVE, REMOVE, REMOVE’ is specifically designed to be easily understood, remembered and applied;
The advice can be implemented without specialist protective equipment and is relevant for any potential hazardous substance incident, enabling any responder to provide an effective initial response until the emergency services arrive and beyond.
The protocol is endorsed by Public Health specialists, as well as all three emergency services who are embedding it throughout the UK.
Mark Hobden DBCI AMBCI
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