Risk Focus: Burns

Burns are bad news wherever they occur, but when they happen at sea, remote from shore medical facilities, the consequences can be grave.

Burns can be some of the most painful and dangerous of personal injuries that may be inflicted both at work and in domestic situations. The potential sources and causes of burn injuries can be varied and may range from a painful but minor inconvenience to life changing injury and death.

This Risk Focus, supported by numerous cases handled by the Club, highlights the danger burn injuries pose to crew members, required preventative measures and the importance of seeking the right treatment.

For more information on any of the issues covered in this Risk Focus, Members can get in touch with the Club's Loss Prevention department, or with their usual Club contact.


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