First Aid

When managing accidents and injuries remember to:

• remain calm; walk to the scene if possible
• evaluate the situation while approaching it; try to find out how the injury occurred
• maintain your own safety
• protect the casualty and other people from further risk
• remove other cyclists from around the injured rider
• give reassurance and comfort to the injured rider
• if appropriate apply first aid
• deal with accidents in order of priority
• watch out for shock
• call for appropriately qualified assistance, giving clear and accurate information about the incident
• keep the injured rider warm
• advise the emergency services of any declared medical conditions of the rider
• inform the injured rider’s emergency contact person of the details
• record the details of the incident and your management of the situation, as soon as possible after the accident.

refrain from giving the casualty food or drinks if hospital treatment may be needed
• do not transport the injured rider in your own car

POWER POINT: Cycle First Aid by Steve Evans


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