Rescue Techniques - DVD
This 28-minute DVD covers four situations in which it might be necessary to rescue an injured co-worker. For each, the video emphasizes the value of being prepared before you need to perform a rescue. This means personally preparing yourself by practicing the techniques and first aid required for each situation. This also means preparing your jobsite by ensuring that workers wear the appropriate equipment such as safety harnesses, and that all equipment needed to perform the rescue is close at hand and in good working condition.
Bucket Truck Rescue – 7 minutes
Four ways to rescue an injured worker from a bucket. Emphasizes three priorities: Getting help, assessing the situation, and working quickly.
Pole Top Rescue – 7 minutes
Illustrates the four priorities of a pole top rescue: Getting help, not becoming a second victim, rescuing before attempting resuscitation when possible, and working quickly.
Confined Space Rescue – 8 minutes
Applies the four general principles of rescue to an underground situation. How to set up an underground worksite. Crew responsibilities, and important steps to complete before entering any underground situation.
Tower Rescue – 7 minutes
This video shows three methods for removing a victim from a tower: Using a controlled decent device, a Munter hitch, and the equipment line. Each individual utility must decide which method it will use, make sure the materials needed for that method are available at the job site, and require each crewmember to practice a rescue using that method at least once a year.