GUIDELINES FOR DEALING WITH AN ACCIDENT

  • Stay calm but act swiftly and observe the situation. Is there any danger of further injuries?
  • Listen to what the injured person is saying.
  • Alert the first aider who should take appropriate action for minor injuries. Inform the Head Coach about the accident.
  • In the event of an injury requiring specialist treatment, call the emergency services.
  • Do not move someone with suspected major injuries. Wait for the emergency medical help.
  • Deal with the remainder of the group and ensure that they are adequately supervised.
  • Contact the gymnast’s parent / guardian. (Details in the medical folder in the small metal cupboard.)
  • Complete an incident / accident report form.
  • If the parents follow up the accident with a hospital visit, ensure that the accident form is sent to Perkins Slade without delay.