Control measure – Prevent and manage heat illness in personnel

Control Measure Knowledge

If heat illness is suspected, medical advice should be sought.

The effects of heat stress can be prevented or managed by:

  • Moving the person to a cool environment
  • Removing personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Providing external cooling
  • Rehydration by drinking cool, still water

Faints (syncope) may be prevented if the person lies down with their legs raised above the level of their head.

Refer to National Operational Guidance: Performing rescues – Failure to assess, identify and treat life-threatening problems of the casualty

Strategic Actions

Tactical Actions