Accident related claims against schools are on the rise and increasingly, accident investigators are not just asking the question, how or why did the accident happen? But also; what appropriate action was taken following the accident and how competent were those actions?
Why is this something to be concerned about? We'll even when a school ticks the box of compliance and employs first aid trained staff to keep everybody safe, the fact is, because it's not a function that they carry out day-to-day, they will suffer skill fade and nobody can predict what correct or incorrect actions a first aider will remember to take. Especially when faced with the sometimes overwhelming emotional impact of a serious medical emergency. Current first aid training and arrangements have remained unchanged and unchallenged for decades, it's an outdated and inadequate system that fails people. And with an ambulance service that's under constant pressure and increased demand, professional help might not be 10, 20 or even 40 minutes away. Do you feel equipped to deal with a medical emergency? Would you know exactly what to do? If the answer is no, do you understand the implications for both you and your school? See more at www.dah-di-dah.com