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close this bookHow to Act after Accidents caused by Electrical Current - Course: Basic skills and knowledge of electrical engineering. Trainees' handbook of lessons (Institut für Berufliche Entwicklung, 20 p.)
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View the documentIntroduction
View the document1. Effects of Electric Current on Human Organism
View the document2. Rescue of Injured People out of Electric Plants below 1 kV
Open this folder and view contents3. Immediate Measures after an Accident Caused by Electric Current
Open this folder and view contents4. Giving Artificial Respiration to Injured People
View the document5. Measures Taken in the Case of Circulatory Arrest
View the document6. Hints for the Transportation of Injured People

2. Rescue of Injured People out of Electric Plants below 1 kV

Rescue measures

- Breaking of the fault-current circuit by

· switching off the light or machine switch
· pulling the plug out of the socket
· removing the fuses
· creating a short circuit, for example with the help of tools which have an insulated handle

- Rescue of the injured person

· rendering of first aid

Measures to protect the rescuer

- Insulating his position by

· wood chairs, wood tables, wood ladders
· repeatedly folded newspapers, books
· rubber or plastic mats
· glass panes

- Insulating the position of the injured person by putting underneath

· rubber or plastic mats
· dry wooden plates
· fabric reinforced laminate plates

- Removing the injured person out of the fault circuit by the rescuer by

· his insulated hands (working gloves, dry clothes)
· a dry plank or wooden bar
· insulated cables or plastic ropes

Why must the rescuer never touch the injured person with bare hands?