Rescue of a Worker at 20 metres high performed by SGS Rescue Team
One of the Industrial Rescue Teams (ERI) from SGS’ Emergency Services has performed a simulation on how a person is rescued from a difficult access area at great heights.
The simulation took place within the ZARAGOZA’S UNIVERSITY’s 3rd HEALTH AND SAFETY NATIONAL CONGRESS (NOV. 14th-15th 2013). SGS participated in such congress where the main health and safety companies and public bodies in the region gather for a meeting.
Those attending the congress witnessed how an ERI works in real-time in this simulation after a worker has suffered and indisposition at the front of a building. ERI members gain access to the area the person is located, immobilize that person on a rescue pallet and set up a zip-line so the person can be transported as soon as possible to a safe area accompanied by one of the rescue technicians. Once in that safe area, the victim is stabilized until ER services arrive.
As many viewers confirmed, these types of performances can be produced in maintenance or big infrastructure works, as well as other critical environments. The ERI’s services are increasingly demanded to ensure a proper care to people who may have suffered an accident or an indisposition in areas where access is difficult.
For more information:
Esteban Escudero Jalle
Health and Safety and Environment Division
Health and Safety Department
SGS Tecnos, S.A.
C/ Argualas 40, 2ª planta
50012 - Zaragoza
t: +34 976 79 11 97
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f: +34 976 79 12 12