What is Orienteering

Facebook

Mailchimp Sign up to MailChimp

Accident Guide

What to do when there is an accident or incident

(This guide is effective from February 2008)

Stay calm but act swiftly;

  • Look around you, observe the situation, is there danger of further injuries?
  • Listen to what the injured person is saying.
  • Alert the first aider who should take appropriate action for minor injuries.
  • In the event of an injury requiring specialist treatment, call the emergency services.
  • Deal with others in the area, if you are responsible for others ensure that they are adequately supervised.
  • Do not move someone with major injuries. Wait for the emergency medics.
  • Contact the injured person’s parent/carer/partner/travelling companions.
  • Complete an incident/accident report form and send this immediately to British Orienteering. This must be filled in for insurance purposes.

The British Orienteering incident/accident report form can be download from the British Orienteering website.
Accident report form