The Energy Breakthrough takes the safety of all participants seriously.
At this point in time (5:00pm Wednesday 20th November) we are planning for the event to continue as per the Schedule.
We are aware that due to the weather forecasts and the declaration of a Total Fire Ban in Maryborough for Thursday November 21, schools may wish to change their travel arrangements.
Schools are requested to advise us of their revised travel arrangements via email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Organisers will endeavour to amend schedules that enable teams to participate safely in as many components of the Energy Breakthrough.
Again, please confirm your revised travel arrangements and request for changes in schedules via email as soon as possible.
For enquiries, please contact our Event Operations Centre on 1300 599 181.
TOTAL FIRE BAN
THURSDAY 21st NOVEMBER
IMPORTANT: NO BBQs to be used at the Energy Breakthrough on Thursday 21 Nov
In consultation with the CFA, THERE are to be NO BBQ’s to be used at the Energy Breakthrough Event site on Thursday, 21st November 2019 unless otherwise advised.
If weather conditions are changed, further advice will be sent out to the PRIMARY CONTACT and TEAM MANAGER registered with us.
Although MFB & CFA publications indicate that BBQ’s can be used under strict conditions –
A total ban of NO BBQ’s and fire will be enforced across the Energy Breakthrough site on Thursday 20th.
GENERAL HEALTH INFORMATION
FOR ON-SITE QUESTIONS, ADVICE OR CONCERNS, PLEASE CONTACT THE EVENT OPERATIONS CENTRE (EOC)
EOC PH: 1300 599 181
HEAT HEALTH ADVICE
Some heat-related illnesses and common symptoms include:
- deterioration in existing medical conditions:
- heat rash
- heat cramps – these include muscle pains or spasms
- dizziness and fainting
- heat exhaustion – warning signs may include paleness and sweating, rapid heart rate, muscle cramps headache, nausea and vomiting, dizziness or fainting.
- heatstroke – The person may stagger, appear confused, have a fit, collapse and become unconscious. This is a medical emergency and requires urgent attention.
Treatment options vary according to the type of heat-related illness. If a student, staff member or visitor shows any sign of heat exhaustion or heatstroke schools must seek medical assistance immediately.
- Drink water – even if you don’t feel thirsty, drink water. Take a bottle with you always.
- Hot cars kill – never leave children, adults or pets in hot cars. The temperature inside a parked car can double within minutes.
- Keep cool – seek out air-conditioned buildings, shaded areas, use a fan, take cool showers and dress in light and loose clothing made from natural fabrics.
- Plan ahead – wear a hat and sunscreen and take a bottle of water with you. Water drinking stations are placed around the event site.
- Help others – look after those most at risk in the heat –the elderly, the young, people with a medical condition
- Avoid Strenuous Activity – exhaustion will sneak up on children who are performing unnecessary strenuous activity. Teachers are advised to reduce and monitor the activity of their students.