Be alert for
hazards! It is urgent that the casualty be disconnected from the
electrical source, either by:
• turning off
the power supply and disconnecting any plugs from the outlet, and
isolating the electricity supply at the main powerboard if possible;
• removing the
casualty from the electrical source by pushing or pulling them with
non conducting materials, eg, wooden stick or board, rope, or blanket.
careful not to touch the casualty’s skin before the electrical source
is disconnected, and be alert for the presence of water or conducting
materials which may be in contact.