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SAFETY SERVICE OFFICE 

ADDRESS:
9th floor, 37 EDSA corner Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City 

PHONE:
Manager
(02) 790-2366 loc 933

Staff
(02) 790-2366 loc 934 

EMAIL: safety@redcross.org.ph

 The Safety Services is one of the service arms of Philippine Red Cross which offers a nationwide educational campaign to ensure the health and safety of the Filipino people. To effectively carry out this role, it offers the following trainings to the public:

 

New Course

Description

Minimum No. of Hours

Standard First Aid and Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR/AED

This program is a comprehensive four-day course offering first aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with Automated External Defibrillator (AED). This training can be use for the purpose of employment and emergencies of everyday life. It is guided by the latest First Aid and CPR guidelines. This training is good for general public, schools, communities and medical allied employees.

 Accepted in accordance to DOLE Dept. Order No. 13 series of 2013.

32 hours

Occupational First Aid and BLS CPR/AED

This program is a two-day course recommended for workplace offering first aid, CPR with AED and responding to occupational hazards.

16 hours

Emergency First Aid

This program shall give basic first aid knowledge to people 13 years old above for use of students, household workers and community workers. The program shall focus on day to day emergencies that lay persons may encounter.

8 hours

Sports First Aid

This program focus on injuries most commonly acquired during exercise or sports, particularly contact sports. The content of this program is tailored to fit the learning needs of athletes, sport coaches and trainers.

8 hours

Wilderness First Aid

This program focus on injuries that are most likely to occur outdoors, it is a concise and effective training to outdoor enthusiasts, mountaineers, boy/girl scouts, camp/tour organizers and staff above 13 years of age.

8 hours

Junior First Aid

Since PRC acknowledges the power of the youth to serve in emergencies, this program intends to give knowledge to elementary students and out-of-school youth aged 10-12 years old.

6 hours

BLS and CPR for Health Care Providers

This program targets persons 18 years old above with a job-related duty to respond in emergency including nurses, law enforcers, EMS personnel, fire fighters, emergency responders, lifeguards and others who shall take action in emergency situations.

It brings an in-depth yet concise lecture with a matching skill needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children, and babies depending on the level of CPR chosen.

8 hours

BLS Adult CPR for Lay Rescuers

This program is designed to address the need of lay citizens to know how to provide life-saving intervention focusing on adults. It involves needed information in order to discern when to employ resuscitative efforts in a given situation.

8 hours

BLS Child and Infant CPR

This program is fit for parents, teachers, babysitters and others who care for children. It discusses common emergencies experienced by children.

8 hours

 

New Year Safety Tips
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When using fireworks, follow the safety tips

1. Use or buy only authorized firecracker products.
2. Follow the manufacturer's instruction on labels.
3. Use flat and solid surface with no dry grass when lighting firework products.
4. DO NOT USE matches, candles, lighters, sparklers and cigarettes. Use punk incense sticks to avoid catching the blast on your hands.
5. When the firework strand ignites, MOVE AWAY. Do not stand over it.
6. When firework device fails to ignite or go off after lighting it, do not attempt to re-light. Put on a can of water and dispose the failed device/s.
7. Wear safety gadgets, e.g. sturdy baseball cap or hard hat, gloves, ear plugs, face mask, and goggles.

What to do with fireworks burn

1. Run injured body part, e.g., hand, on cold running water to reduce the heat level. Also, it helps clean the wound.
2. Dry with clean dry cloth
3. Apply a topical anesthetic burn spray or aloe vera lotion or cream to moisturize the burned area.
4. Apply an antiseptic cream and wrap wounds with clean soft sheets or gauze, if needed.
5. Administer an analgesic like paracetamol or ibuprofen, if needed.
6. Bring victim to a hospital or other medical treatment facility, if needed.


Per PNP-Firearms and Explosives Office:

Authorized Firecrackers and Pyrotechnics
1. Baby Rocket bawang
2. Pulling of strings
3. Paper caps
4. El Diablo
5. Judah's Belt
6. Sky Rocket (Kwitis)
7. Sparklers
8. Luces
9. Fountain
10. Jumbo (regular and special)
11. Mabuhay
12. Roman Candle
13. Trompillo
14. Airwolf
15. Whistle Device
16. Butterfly and
17. Pailaw

Prohibited Firecrackers
1. Watusi or dancing firecrackers
2. Piccolo
3. Super Lolo and Atomic Big Trianggulo
4. Mother Rockets
5. Lolo Thunder
6. Pillbox
7. Boga
8. Big Judah's belt
9. Big Bawang
10. Kwiton
11. Goodbye Philippines
12. Kabasi
13. Atomic Bomb
14. Five Star
15. Pla-pla
16. Og
17. Giant Whistle Bomb


Christmas Safety Tips
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The Christmas season is a time for countless parties, family reunions and exchanges of presents. However, this is also a time when several incidents of fire due to faulty Christmas lights and crimes such as robbery holdup occur.
"It is said that the Philippines has the longest Christmas celebration in the world. It starts from the onset of 'ber' months until the Epiphany in January. That means, our heightened alertness for any untoward incident during the Christmas season lasts for about five months," said Philippine Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon.
Stay safe while keeping the festive mood alive during the Yuletide season by following these reminders:

At Home
1. Examine your Christmas decors like Christmas lights and lanterns. Make sure that these were inspected by the Department of Trade and Industry.
2. Put up your Christmas tree and decorations away from curtains and other combustible materials.
3. Avoid leaving Christmas lights turned on overnight to avoid fire or overheating.
4. Avoid octopus lines to minimize overloading of electrical system.
5. Never place appliance cords or extension cords under a carpet.
6. Do not leave infants or children alone in places where they are in danger of falling or near electrical outlets or gadgets and candles.
7. Always position appliances (TV, computer, sound system, heating appliances, etc.) in a spacious area to prevent overheating.
8. Repair faulty functioning appliances.
9. Use appliances at a specified voltage only.
10. Unplug appliances by grasping the plug, not by yanking the cord, when not in use and when leaving the house.

To Avoid Incidents of Holdup/Snatching
1. Avoid wearing jewelries, talking over the phone and texting in a crowded area.
2. When waiting for a public utility vehicle, do not stay in a dark area.
3. It is best to call for a company taxi in case you will go home at midnight or early in the morning. Lock all doors once inside to prevent "bukas kotse gang" from declaring hold up. Do not sleep inside the taxi. Make sure to get the plate number of the taxi and give it to a friend in case something happens.

Safety Tips During Undas
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Home
-Do not leave a burning candle unattended.
-Do not place a candle near curtains or other combustible materials.
-For burns, the first aid management is to relieve the pain by immersing the burned area in cold water or by applying a wet, cold cloth until the part is pain-free both in and out of the water.
-Unplug all electrical appliances before leaving the house.
-Avoid octopus line to minimize overloading of electrical system.
-Never place appliance cords or extension cords under a carpet.
-Do not leave infants or children alone in places where they are in danger of falling or near electrical outlets or gadgets and candles.
-Always position appliances (TV, computer, sound system, heating appliances, etc.) in a spacious area to prevent overheating.
-Unplug appliances by grasping the plug, not by yanking the cord, when not in use.
-Repair faulty functioning appliances.
-Use appliances at specified voltage only.
-Unplug appliances when lightning and thunderstorm strike.
-Before checking for electrical trouble, be sure to switch off the main power.
-Cover all outdoor and indoor electrical outlets if not in use.
-If appliances, such as gas stoves, require lighting with match, always light the match first and hold it at the point of lighting before you turn on the stove.
-Keep kitchen utensils, especially knives, out of children's reach.
-Lock your house when you leave.

En route to the Cemetery
-Bring an umbrella, face towel, water, food and fan to avoid heat cramps or heat exhaustion.
-If you bring a car, make sure that you check it, the water in radiator, battery, gas, oil, breaks, tool kit, flashlight, food and first aid kit.
-Park your car near a guard or police station to avoid carnapping.
-Dress in light clothing to avoid heat exhaustion, especially among children.

Inside the Cemetery
-It is best to go to the cemetery early in the morning before or after November 1 to avoid huge crowds.
-Avoid drinking liquor.
-Avoid bringing unnecessary sharp objects.
-Avoid bringing children inside the cemetery as they might get lost.
-In case of minor wounds, clean the wounded area with soap and water before applying antiseptics like povidone iodine (not alcohol), and cover the wound with gauze.
-In case of severe bleeding, apply direct pressure over the wound using gauze and bring the patient to the hospital or to a nearby first aid station inside the cemetery.
-In case of contusion, apply ice compress over the area for more than 20 minutes (intermittent).
-In case of fainting, do not give ammonia to the patient. Instead, let him/her lie, with feet raised 8-12 inches above. If the patient is conscious, ventilate him/her, loosen his/her tight clothing and give him beverages.
-In case of chest pain, transport the patient to the hospital.
-In case of cramps, apply cold compress, rest the affected area and elevate, if possible. Have the victim stretch out the affected muscle to counteract the cramp. Massage the cramped muscle firmly but gently.
Seek medical help if cramps persist.


Safety Tips for Black Nazarene devotees
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1. Advise your family. Ensure that your house is properly secured before you leave. All electrical devices must be unplugged.
2. Be physically prepared. Children, elderly, pregnant and persons who are sick should avoid crowded places; thus, they are advised to stay at home and rest.
3. Be sure to have identification card, medical information and emergency contact numbers with you.
4. Wear proper clothing and footwear. Avoid wearing expensive jewelry, and bringing expensive electronic devices.
5. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
6. Bring candies, crackers and bottled water. Drink a lot of fluid to prevent heat exhaustion.
7. Beware of all possible hazards around you during the procession (e.g. motor vehicles, falling debris, etc.).
8. Know where you are at all times. Should you come in groups, assign a designated meeting point in case someone gets lost.
9. Maintain proper distance to avoid unnecessary injuries. Plan a safe exit path from the crowd.
10. Know the location and means of access towards the medical stations, police stations and other available authorities within the area.

 

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