Emergency Procedures

Guidelines for dealing with an incident

These are the pointers needed to be followed to ensure and incident is dealt with to the best of our ability.

  • Stay calm, but act swiftly and observe what is going on around you.  Is there danger of any further injuries.
  • Utilise other people, if needed, to keep back a crowd of people or onlookers who might hinder what you are doing.
  • Listen to what the injured person is saying.
  • Alert the first aide.  They should take appropriate action for any minor injury.
  • If the injury is more severe and requires specialist attention, call the emergency services, or if you are comforting the injured person, get another member to do so for you.
  • Deal with the rest of the team/group and ensure they are supervised.
  • Do not move someone with serious injuries, always wait for the specialist services.
  • Make sure you are aware of where the person is being taken to by the specialist services.
  • Contact the injured persons parent/carer.
  • Complete an accident/incident form.

Make sure you have a map and details of the route to your local Accident and Emergency service.  Where possible these should be on the club/league noticeboard with copies available.  A copy of these details should be with every team medical kit or team coach