Urgent action is required. Obtain immediate medical attention.
When giving first aid, protect yourself and the casualty from further exposure.
Casualties should be sent to hospital as soon as possible (see opposite). In all cases, the hospital should be informed of the cause of injury.
First aid training
It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure there is an adequate number of employees on site, trained in appropriate first aid procedures. Additional training in first aid procedures to be used for casualties with hydrofluoric acid poisoning is recommended.This can be undertaken as an extension to basic training in first aid at work or as a separate course,and does not need the approval of HSE. The standard certificate may be endorsed to verify that special hazard training has been received.
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