Fitness for firefighters

Type: 
Visual resources
Country: 
Germany
Languages: 
German
Provider: 
German Accident Insurance of Rheinland-Pfalz (UK RLP)

Description

Firefighting is dangerous work. Among others firefighters perform strenuous muscular work: they must climb stairs and ladders, carry and use heavy equipment, often above their head or in awkward positions, and they may be called upon to perform difficult rescue operations and handling victims. Firefighting requires high levels of fitness and muscular strength and endurance which are of vital importance for firefighters’ work capacity. The German accident insurance Rheinland-Pfalz (UK RLP) provides a fitness programm for firefighters, including excercises to improve muscle strength, mobility, endurance, and coordination.

 

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Language of original language description: 
German

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
Fire service activities
Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Manual handling of loads
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
MSDs unspecified
Prevention measures: 
Exercises
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Training
Guidance
Target audience: 
Other
Type of visual resource: 
Film
Other
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2018