Cause & Consequence
Onshore office, support base, heliport
Incident Info Source
Esso via ENFORM
Specific Incident Equipment
Self contained and/or Supplied breathing apparatus
Dehydration can be prevented by:
1. Drinking plenty of water.
‘Sport Drinks’ (water with additional electrolytes and carbohydrates) can also be used but water remains the first choice.
2. Increasing water intake
when using a breathing apparatus. You can lose up to 1 liter of water an hour when exerting energy while wearing breathing apparatus.
3. Take rest breaks
in shaded or cooler areas. Do NOT use energy drinks (i.e. ‘Red Bull’, ‘Monster’ and ‘Rockstar’) for rehydration. These caffeinated beverages actually accelerate dehydration.