Heatstroke & WBGT

Discussion in 'AGC, RAPTC and SASC' started by Lucent, Jun 15, 2007.

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  1. Is it true that if someone has suffered heat illnes/stroke that they will never be considered for overseas (arid/hot climate) operations again due to increased likelihood of recurrence ?

    Also does anyone know how to get WBGT readings overseas, like in the US ? Do the yanks use a similar index ?

    Thanks.. T.
     
  2. I suppose if they were sufficiently downgraded that would certainly stop them deploying?
     
  3. Try speaking to the nearest PT Corps bloke/lassie ref the WBGT. They should be assessing the temp in the hotter climes as if it's too hot they can't beast you, damn! I mean 'progressively train' you obviously.
     
  4. WBGT is used as part of an overiding risk assessment the PTI should do before any phys sesion. WBGT readings are always available on Ops from either the EH team or from Bde/MND HQ. Those who have suffered previously from heat related illness are more susceptable in the future, and anyone who recieves treatment for a heat related illness will be refered to Institute of Naval Medicine (INM). Tests are conducted and an assessment is made on future employability. It doesnt necessarily mean anyone will be prevented from service overseas