1. First Aid
A first aid kit is located:
In each team’s kit bag
Should a member of the club require first aid treatment a first aider should be summoned by the quickest available means. NB. A qualified first aider should attend all club sessions.
Most emergencies can be resolved by an on-the-spot response, however in the event of a serious incident, which could range from an injury or illness requiring medical treatment to a fatality, formal procedures must be in be place i.e.:
Minor Injury e.g., small cut, graze, bumps, bruises
Take appropriate First Aid action
Make provision for the injured person to rest or continue as appropriate
Record any incident or injury and complete the accident book/ forms.
Arrange for injured person to be taken to hospital or ring for an ambulance. Use your discretion as to whether to administer First Aid.
Telephone the next of kin.
Record any incident or injury and complete the accident book/ form.
2. Contacting the emergency services
When calling the emergency services, it is important that they are given the full information. Remember, when calling 999 for the police, ambulance or fire brigade, the ‘control room’ for these services may not be local, do not expect the operator to know where your club is located.
Keep calm, speak clearly
Give your name - state the service(s) that you require
Give full name, address, and telephone number of the club/ facility/ school
Location, details, and time of the accident/ incident
Number of casualties and their condition together with the details of any treatment which is being administered or has been given
Access point for ambulance
Someone should be instructed to meet the ambulance which will aid the medics to reach the casualty as quickly as possible.