Welcome to FirstAid4Free

Welcome to my first aid site. I'm a first aid trainer and assessor. I've been teaching first aid for about 10 years now. Everyone should have some first aid knowledge for in the home and work place. Not everyone has the chance to attend a full first aid course so I'll provide some key first aid points every week.

Important Notice

The information on this site is for guidance only. The first aid procedures are those in the current edition of the First Aid Manual at the time of inclusion on the site. Attendance on a first aid course to practice these procedures is always recommended.

Primary Survey 1: DANGER

Primary Survey 1: DANGER:

The very first thing you should do when you approach a casualty is check for danger to yourself - we don't want two casualties and no-one to summon help. It is tempting to rush straight to the aid of an injured person - don't. Try and compose yourself and take few seconds to look around and check the scene is safe beforehand.

Remember to look for hidden dangers like electricity, overhead hazards and poison gases.

Remove the danger from the casualty before you try and give first aid.