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Advice for first-aiders responding to harness suspension incidents

September 2008

Following completion of an evidence based review of published medical literature, HSE has clarified guidance on the first aid management of a person falling into suspension in a harness who may develop 'suspension trauma'. 

The key recommendations are:

A report and the full list of recommendations will be published shortly on HSE's website. Notification of publication will appear on HSE's Falls from Height news page.

Updated 2011-07-07