Call a medical officer or an ambulance. Give the medical officer the following
information: the location of the victim; the nature, cause, and probable extent of injury, the available
supplies; and the type of first aid being given.
Never give liquids to an unconscious person.
Keep onlookers away from the injured person.
Do not let the victim see his injury.
First aid for electrical shock. In an electrical shock accident, quick rescue and application of
artificial respiration are extremely important. If an unconscious person is in contact with a wire and it is
not definitely known that the wire has been de-energized, assume that the wire is live. This is a
dangerous situation, since a live wire can send electric current through the body of the victim to the
rescuer. Exercise extreme caution to ensure the live wire does not come in contact with the rescuer.
Consider quickly but carefully the steps to be carried out in the rescue.
Wear rubber gloves and, if possible, rubber footwear in a rescue work involving
Pull the victim clear with a dry rope, or push wire clear with a dry nonmetallic
tree pruner handle, board, or ladder.
Remove bracelets, watches, rings, or other metal objects
from hands and arms before attempting to remove a
live wire from a victim.
Use a nonmetallic tree pruner handle equipped with a wire cutter head or a pair of
pliers to cut the wire on both sides of the victim.
Treat for shock and if the victim is not breathing apply artificial respiration.