Emergency Procedures Required for Workers in Desert


Emergency Procedures Required for Workers in Desert


A coroner recently warned employers with workers in remote areas, including transport companies, to consider the risk exposures, precautions and emergency preparedness. This warning arose from a tragic case where a truck driver missed a turn off to a mine in January 2011 and got bogged. He was found dead (from “exertional” heat stroke) the following day 30km from his vehicle. The coroner suggested among other things:

  • Carry water supply
  • Emergency breakdown cards
  • Emergency beacons
  • Maps with written directions
  • Late arrival procedures

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