First aid advice after acid attacks

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3308
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you work with the police, fire and ambulance service to publicise the best first aid advice that can be given if someone is exposed to acid or other corrosive substance?

Answer

Answer for First aid advice after acid attacks

Answer for First aid advice after acid attacks

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I will support the police, fire and ambulance service in issuing the most up to date advice. Emergency services working in conjunction will be vital to ensure victims are given the assistance they require quickly so when attacks are reported the London Fire Brigade will be alerted and will attend the scene as will have access to large amounts of water. The MPS will be outlining a three step model which encourages the removal of clothing and irrigation with plenty of water.