Arriving at the scene
Contacting the emergency services
First aiders will either contact the emergency services themselves or instruct a bystander to do so. Contacting the emergency services at the earliest opportunity is paramount. When contacting the emergency services on either 999 or 112, it is important that the information given is clear, concise and sufficient. This can be achieved by remembering the acronym LINE
Prioritising the treatment of casualties
After conducting a primary survey and contacting the emergency services, casualties should be placed in an order of priority and treated accordingly. This order is as follows:
In certain circumstances these priorities can be changed. For example, if a casualty had a broken leg and a small finger cut then the broken leg would be treated before the bleeding finger.
Clearing up after an incident
Once the incident Has been handed over to qualified medical assistance, then the clearing up process must commence. This process consists of the following: