Emergency and First Aid Procedures
1. General Instructions
Members should not park in areas that may restrict the access of emergency vehicles.
It is the responsibility of the coach to check the equipment for safety before each session.
2.Emergency Evacuation of the Premises
In case of fire, a shout of ‘FIRE’ will be called. (In public sports centres an alarm system will ring) to alert all individuals and an instruction given to leave the building by the nearest available exit in a calm and orderly manner to a designated assembly point in the school car park.
Officers of the Club, Committee members, or in their absence, the Head Coach or any responsible member will assume immediate responsibility and call the fire brigade if required.
If it is safe to do so, an attempt to extinguish the source of the fire can be made using an appropriate fire extinguisher, e.g. by ensuring that a safe passage to an exit point is available and that there is a low risk of suffocation.
An Officer of the Club, a Committee member, Head Coach or any responsible member should, if safe to do so, check that the premises have been evacuated, close doors and proceed to the assembly point to take charge and to liaise with the fire brigade on their arrival.
Upon exiting the club in an emergency situation, appropriate action, assistance and care should be forthcoming from adult members to ensure the safe exit of junior members and any members that suffer from disabilities. However, members should not put themselves or anybody else in danger to provide assistance.
3. Calling the Emergency Services
If the fire brigade or an ambulance is required a 999 emergency call should be made by a responsible person.
In emergencies a mobile phone should be used provided that there is a strong reliable signal, and staff should be informed that an emergency call has been made.
If an ambulance has been called, a responsible person, but not the first aider (who should remain with the casualty), should direct the ambulance to the casualty as it arrives in the car park.
4. First Aid
Qualified First Aiders at public sports centres should always be on hand. At Oakwood Sports Centre, such information is displayed on the notice board.
First Aid kits are sited in the Oakwood Gym Hall 1 cupboard as well as the Sports Centre main reception front desk.
Location of accident report books and forms:
Box in store cupboard in gym. Report form to be sent to First Aid officer; see below.
Should there be an incident, a responsible person shall be dispatched to the nearest available First Aider who will attend to the casualty. If this is sufficient, the First Aider will remain with the casualty until the risk is reduced or, if the casualty is a minor, until they are relieved by a parent/carer.
If necessary the First Aider will request that an ambulance is called following the procedure in Section 3 above, but in the event of a suspected life threatening condition, e.g. prolonged unconsciousness, loss of breathing, suspected heart failure or excessive loss of blood, an ambulance should be called immediately by anyone, at the same time as a First Aider is being located.
An Injury Report should be completed as soon as possible after the incident by the person dealing with the injury. See above for procedures for compiling injury reports. The First Aid Officer, Adam Reynolds, will be the custodian of records of injury for the club. The First Aid Officer will acknowledge receipt of the injury report.
Within 24 hours of the injury occurring, a member of the management team or the Coach of the injured person should contact the parents/carers to enquire about the welfare of the injured player and to find out about any follow up to the injury, e.g. after being seen at a hospital Accident and Emergency Department or by a Doctor.
5. Basic Guidelines for Dealing with an Injury / Incident
The following basic instructions should be observed when handling an incident: