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13.4a List the different types of accidents and sudden illness that may occur in the course of their work

There are many different types of accidents and sudden illnesses that could occur in the course of your work. It is important you know of these types so you are more prepared to deal with them if you do encounter them.

Potential accidents could include:

  • slips and trips
  • falls
  • injuries caused by a sharp object such as a knife or piece of broken glass
  • burns and scalds
  • electrocution
  • accidental poisoning such as if food has not been cooked properly
  • injuries from operating machinery or specialised equipment

Sudden illnesses you may be faced with include:

  • diabetic coma
  • epileptic seizure
  • fainting(could also be caused by an accident)
  • bleeding(could be caused by an accident as well)
  • stroke
  • heart attack