Emergency Procedure

Southern Scuba

 

 

Dive site –  

St Andrews Lakes, Formby Road, Halling, Kent ME2 1BA

51.315455N, 0.435002E

M: 07733225128 (Janine Southern Scuba Main first responder)

First Aid kit – Onsite (In Southern Scuba Office)

AED – Onsite (in Southern Scuba Office) 

Emergency O2 – Onsite (In Southern Scuba Office)

Local emergency number – 999

Location of the nearest cellular phone signal – Good signal on site

Ambulance entry point – main gate (with access to car park, building area and water’s edge).

Helicopter landing site – Land adjacent to car park 

Fire Assembly point – Opposite Southern Scuba office (noted by signage)

 

 

Nearest medical facility – 

Medway Maritime Hospital (A&E), Windmill Rd, Gillingham, Kent ME7 5NY – 

Phone: 01634 30000

NEAREST Hyperbaric Chambers 

London Hyperbaric Medicine, 

Whipps Cross University Hospital, Leytonstone, London, E11 1RG.

Non-emergency enquiries: 020 8539 1222

 

 

 

Actions in event of First aid

 

Actions in event of First aid (Minor injury)

Any Minor injuries are to be reported to a member of staff and dealt with appropriately, ensure all incidents are recorded in the Accident book.

 

Actions in event of First aid (Major injury)

Any Major injuries are to be reported to a member of staff and dealt with appropriately and call 999, ensure all incidents are recorded in the Accident book.

 

Basic Life Support of a on-surface or diving casualty.

Raise the alarm (call for 999 Services, if needed).

Assess scene safety, ensure all access to incident area is clear and ready for Emergency Services if needed. 

Ensure all no unnecessary persons to be within 10m (this is to be cleared by incident controller).

Remove the diver/casualty from the water (via boat or rescue diver).

Assess responsiveness. If the diver/casualty is unresponsive, immediately activate your emergency plan. Call for emergency medical services.

Open the airway and check for breathing for maximum of 10 seconds.

If the casualty is not breathing call for the AED (in the office) to be brought to first aider, deliver 2 rescue breaths (if comfortable to do so or with a barrier).

Begin CPR (follow AED instructions).

Provide emergency oxygen* only to be administered by O2 admin trained Staff.

If the casualty shows signs improve (if able to do so), place into the Recovery Position and continue to monitor.

Ensure the Diving incident report form (by a member of staff). This is to be sent with emergency services and copy kept in office.

 

 

 

GUIDE CPR

Hands-only CPR

To carry out a chest compression:

  1. Place the heel of your hand on the breastbone at the centre of the person’s chest. Place your other hand on top of your first hand and interlock your fingers.
  2. Position yourself with your shoulders above your hands.
  3. Using your body weight (not just your arms), press straight down by 5-6cm (2-2.5 inches) on their chest.
  4. Keeping your hands on their chest, release the compression and allow the chest to return to its original position.  
  5. Repeat these compressions at a rate of 100 to 120 times per minute until an ambulance arrives or you become exhausted.

CPR with rescue breaths

If you’ve been trained in CPR, including rescue breaths, If you’re not completely confident, attempt hands-only CPR instead (see above).

Adults

  1. Place the heel of your hand on the centre of the person’s chest, then place the other hand on top and press down by 5-6cm (2-2.5 inches) at a steady rate of 100 to 120 compressions per minute.
  2. After every 30 chest compressions, give two rescue breaths.
  3. Tilt the casualty’s head gently and lift the chin up with two fingers. Pinch the person’s nose. Seal your mouth over their mouth and blow steadily and firmly into their mouth for about one second. Check that their chest rises. Give two rescue breaths.
  4. Continue with cycles of 30 chest compressions and two rescue breaths until they begin to recover or emergency help arrives.
  5. Place your mouth over the mouth and nose of the infant and blow steadily and firmly into their mouth, checking that their chest rises. Give five initial rescue breaths.
  6. Place two fingers in the middle of the chest and push down by 4cm (about 1.5 inches), which is approximately one-third of the chest diameter. The quality (depth) of chest compressions is very important. Use the heel of one hand if you can’t achieve a depth of 4cm using the tips of two fingers.
  7. After 30 chest compressions at a rate of 100 to 120 per minute, give two rescue breaths.
  8. Continue with cycles of 30 chest compressions and two rescue breaths until they begin to recover or emergency help arrives.

 

 

 

 

Actions on event of a fire

  • In an event of a fire, rise the alarm (verbally) and call 999.

 

  • Exit the area and ensure all persons do not enter the affected area (do not attempt to fight the fire).

 

  • Assemble at the safe fire assembly point (opposite office and marked out with signage).

 

  • Wait in the assembly point unless instructed by staff or member of the Emergency services.

 

  • A roll call will be taken by a member of staff to ensure all Southern Scuba staff and members of public using their facilities.

 

  • Safe to leave is to be managed by incident controller (as per instructed by Emergency Services).

 

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