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Heat illness and cold injury: prevention and management (JSP 539)

JSP 539 policy for the prevention of heat illness and cold injury in the UK armed forces and on the initial medical management of casualties.

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Joint Service Publication 539 is the policy for the prevention of climatic injuries (heat illness and cold injury) in the armed forces for activities including training, exercises and operations.

It also contains guidance on the initial medical management and treatment of climatic casualties.

Published 26 September 2013
Last updated 5 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated JSP 539: heat illness and cold injury: prevention and management, part 1 and 2 guidance to version 3.1 for April 2019.
  2. Updated following title change and updated policy within part 1 and 2.
  3. Added version 2.5
  4. Added new version of JSP 539 (v2.4).
  5. First published.