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Cold injuries added to Judicial College Guidelines

Cold injuries added to Judicial College Guidelines. There are changes to the 16th Edition of the Judicial College Guidelines published on the 13th of April 2022.  These now include a specific section on “cold injuries” which are mainly suffered by members of the Armed Forces but can also be diagnosed in people who work in extreme temperatures without adequate protection e.g freezers or chillers.  Cold injuries encompass freezing cold injuries (such as frostbite and frostnip) and non-freezing cold injuries which were formerly known as “trench foot” in the Second World War and result from prolonged periods of exposure to wet and cold conditions without adequate protection. Continue reading