recognises its responsibilities under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981,S11981/917 which:
i) Refer to employees
ii) Through a duty of care / risk assessment relate first aid to students engaged in outdoor activities.
�s Health and Safety document states that:
1.Emergency First Aid may be administered by anyone so qualified but only so far as knowledge and skill permit.
2.All instructional staff will hold or be preparing for examination for a nationally recognised First Aid qualification.
3.All instructional staff will be expected to supply their own first aid kits for use with guests in their charge. Replacements of supplies can be made from the
�s stock. Dave Firth is a holder of the HSE First Aid at work qualification.
4.In all cases of administration of First Aid, an Accident Report form is to be completed. Accident Report can be obtained from Dave Firth. They are used in risk assessment to identify potential changes necessary to maintain safe practice.
Activity Emergency Procedures
The emergency procedure for every activity can be summarised:
Administer First Aid to the Casualty
Ensure the safety of the remainder of the group
Inform Dave Firth
Seek aid and evacuation where appropriate
Report to base if necessary
DO NOT ADMIT RESPONSIBILITY!
A fatality should never be assumed In the event of a serious incident Dave Firth or the person deputising for him should be contacted. In order to avoid an emergency it will be up to the instructors considered judgement as to when an activity will be abandoned Where a group is overdue on its return from an activity session initial investigation as to the causes will be initiated as follows:-
Mountain/cave - wait 2 hours - check activity finish point - search for 30 min
Land activities - wait 1 hour - check activity location - search location 15 min
Lake/river - wait 1 hour - check access/egress points - search 15 min
Emergency procedures will then be implemented at the discretion of Dave Firth or his designee.
OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER - 01257 474467
DAVE FIRTH MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBER - 07710773523
Serious Incident Procedure
This lays out the procedure to be followed in the event of a serious incident.
1.In the event of a serious incident which may or may not involve the emergency service Dave Firth should be contacted immediately.
ONE appointed person will serve as a point of contact for any Public statements or Press questions. All incoming enquiries should be directed to this single point to avoid miscommunication. All statements will be given at an appointed time and place and not before. 3. No Press statement can be issued until the Family of the injured party has been contacted.