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On Site First AidAll businesses that serve the public should make provisions for providing first aid
What are the legalities of providing first aid at work and first aid for the general public?
Who is considered a first aider?
A person who has completed a first aid at work or emergency first aid at work course training accredited by the Health and Safety Executive is considered a First Aider.
How many first aiders are required?
The minimum requirement for any workplace is to have someone who is in charge of taking care of first aid arrangements. Such a person would be in charge of looking after first aid equipment and be responsible for calling the emergency services in the event of a serious injury or illness. An appointed person should NOT attempt to administer any first aid technique they have not been trained in.
How often do first aiders need to requalify?
To maintain their status as a qualified first aider, they must requalify every three years by completing a two-day first aid at work requalification course.
Source - First Aid Legal Facts
For more details for the USA, contact your local Red Cross.
First Aid Considerations
Providing first aid involves the following factors:
Staff at a very minimum be prepared to handle ABC (Airway, Breathing, Circulation)
emergencies that requires a Level C CPR training certification.
The emergency plan should state the assumptions on which the plan is predicated. For example, a response time of the number of minutes for ambulance service. In the event of special events with larger than normal customers or spectators, there should be a separate plan that takes into consideration the
impact the extra people can be projected on the demand for first aid.
There should be someone training to treat most common injuries that occur at recreational facilities. Ideally, at least one staff person with a Standard First Aid certification such as Lifesaving Standard First
Aid or Aquatic Emergency Care should be available to provide first aid care for customers.
The Emergency plan should also consider the catastrophic event that might strike the building and/or the surrounding community as caused by high winds, rains, snow, flooding, etc. Ideally their will be local disaster preparedness plan that your facility will be involved with in developing a master community plan.
Every sports facility, school, park department, church, and and association should have a set of emergency procedures appropriate to the needs of the facility, staff, athletes, and spectators. Staff should regularly review, practice and evaluate the procedures outlined in the site emergency plan.
These procedures should include the use of any first aid equipment such as spineboards, oxygen
or AEDS. The individual chain of command must be defined so that there is no confusion about who is responsible for providing first aid services, internal communication protocols and most importantly who will communicate with EMS.
It is a common practice for facilities to require sport teams to be able to provide first aid for their members. What is often left unresolved is who is responsible for the spectators. From a risk management perspective, do you want to delegate this responsibility to a secondary party to make decisions that have the interests of owners of the facility and spectators? Who will have the liability coverage in the event of injuries and deaths?
Participation in competitive and recreational sports have associated physical risks of injuries
Ice skating is a sport in which accidents are bound to happen to athletes. It is also to be expected that spectators at sporting events may trip and fall negotiating the stairs, and accessing the stands.
The number of first aiders needed will depend on a risk assessment of first aid needs. This should take into consideration things like the type of activities in the work place, the number of employees you have, and previous history of accidents.
Coaches and other rink employees should be trained in various life saving and emergency first aid. Rinks and participating sporting clubs must be encouraged to stock multiple locations at the facility that are designed as first aid centers and are available to designed trained staff and volunteers without delay.
There is a likelihood that older visitors may experience heart attacks or strokes and successful recovery can depend on the availability of an immediate response. It is highly recommended that a portable Defibrillator be purchased and individuals be trained on how to use the equipment in addition to providing normal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) techniques.
Property owners, management, and sports organizations benefit from lower insurance rates if there are individual who are trained to be first responders who have access
to first aid equipment and supplies.
On Site First Aid Station Emergency Supplies
5 Shelf Industrial First Aid Station to treat 200+ Persons
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PDF First Aid - Are Your Customers Covered? - Lifesaving It is an excellent risk management strategy to be able to provide first aid services for facility customers. The purpose of public recreational facilities is toattract customers and provide them with a venue to engage in recreational and fitness activities.
Some of the activities have an inherent risk of injury. Also, the sheer volume of customers along with our aging population ensures that facilities can expect serious emergencies such as heart attacks or strokes as well as the usual slips, trips, falls, cuts and scrapes.
The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:
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