Climate adhesive loses hand? - Properly cut your hand free in an emergency

1. Introduction: The Mainz climate adhesive and the importance of security in order not to lose your hand

Climate adhesive Mainz protest example image

In Mainz, an activist from the group "Last Generation" recently caused a stir when he attached his hand to the road surface of a bridge with glue and sand. This incident highlights the importance of security during protests.

But what actually happens when you stick to a surface?

2. This is what happens when you stick your hand to a surface

picture of glue

Sticking to a surface is a complex process that depends on many factors, including:

  • the type of glue
  • the surface
  • the environmental conditions.

In extreme cases, like the one in Mainz, there can be serious complications that require medical and professional intervention.

3. How to safely release a stuck hand from a surface

Glue solvent to loosen a stuck hand

In the case of a stuck hand, it is important to remain calm and seek professional help.

Important: Do not try to force the hand loose as this may result in injury.

Instead, you should try to gently loosen the glue by soaking it with a suitable solvent. In some cases, gently moving your hand to loosen the adhesive may also help.

4. In an emergency, the hand must be cut out - please only have this done by the fire brigade or THW

Stuck hand cutting free with diamond cutting disc

In extreme cases where a stuck hand cannot be released in a conventional manner, it may be necessary to cut the surrounding concrete or asphalt.

Important: This is a highly specialized task that should only be carried out by trained professionals such as the fire brigade or the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW).

4.1 Step-by-step instruction: How to cut concrete or asphalt with a diamond blade without hurting your stuck hand

  1. Take Safety Precautions: Make sure everyone involved is wearing the necessary protective equipment, including protective gloves, safety glasses and hearing protection.

  2. Delineate area: Mark the area around the taped hand to be cut. Make sure you keep a safe distance from your hand.

  3. Plan the cut: Plan the cut so that the hand is not directly touched or endangered.

  4. Make the cut: Start the cut with the diamond cutting disc. Work slowly and carefully to maintain control of the tool.

  5. Expose Hand: After the cut is complete, carefully remove the loose concrete or asphalt to expose the hand.

  6. Medical Care: After the hand is exposed, it should be medically evaluated immediately.

Please note that this guide is for informational purposes only and is not intended as professional advice. In an emergency, you should always seek professional help.

5. Safety Instructions and Best Practices for Protest Actions

safety sign on street

When protesting, it is important to consider your own safety and that of others. Avoid risky behavior and make sure you have the necessary equipment and knowledge to protest safely.

Remember that your right to freedom of expression does not violate the rights of others to safety and security.

6. Conclusion: The consequences of risky behavior and the importance of responsibility

The incident in Mainz shows the possible consequences of risky behavior. It is important that we recognize our responsibilities and ensure that our actions do not endanger the safety and well-being of others.

Protest is an important means of expression, but it must be conducted responsibly and safely. In addition, the costs of the operation may be passed on to the protester.

Please note that this post is for informational purposes only and is not intended as professional medical or legal advice. In an emergency, you should always seek professional help.

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