First Aid Arrangements and Emergency Procedures

Not every injury can be prevented especially in a contact sport such as rugby, so it is essential that in the event of an injury, adequate first aid procedures/ first aiders are in place.

Each age group should have at least one first aid trained person this can be the coach but ideally someone else who can deal with the injury while the coach looks after the rest of the team.

Each age group should also have a first aid bag fully equipped and a person responsible for it, if any stock is needed this should be reported to the deputy safeguarding officer Vicky.

In an emergency at Overton the road will be closed for all outgoing vehicles until the ambulance arrives. Please follow protocol for other clubs.

All injuries should be recorded by the age group first aider this is a form should be kept in the first aid bag. Serious injuries requiring medical attention/follow-up must be reported to the Club Safeguarding officer via the form.

ALL HEAD INJURIES NOW MATTER HOW MINOR SHOULD FOLLOW THE CONCUSSION ADVICE BELOW

Reporting injury form

 

Link to RFU First Aid advice

http://www.englandrugby.com/governance/game-support/medical-and-first-aid/

Link to RFU Concussion advice:

http://www.englandrugby.com/news/headcase-resources/