Emergency action planning

Whilst the role of the first aider is often reactive, there is no doubt that being prepared for illness and injury at a sports stadium will make the situation calmer and more controlled for all involved.

Preparing for the “what ifs?” is a concept known as emergency action planning. This includes simple information such as checking for presence of emergency kit like a defibrillator, being aware of the skills of anyone acting as a first aider or in an official medical role. Also, knowing the contact phone numbers or signals for help can be of great value, especially at unfamiliar venues. Lines of communication for activating the emergency services are also important.

Check for the presence of emergency kit like a first aid bag & defibrillator

View the emergency planning section of Rugby Ready