Module 2: Roles and Responsibilities of the Paediatric First Aider


The role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider will be dependent on the infant or child care settings and their subsequent specific requirements. Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring first aid equipment is fit for purpose
  • Arriving at the scene
  • Ensuring the scene is safe
  • Contacting the emergency services
  • Prioritising the treatment of casualties
  • Clearing up after an incident
  • Incident reporting and recording

REMEMBER: If you have not contacted the emergency services they will not arrive!


Call 999 or 112 and ask for an ambulance