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

Primary Survey:
The primary survey is the action you should take every time you come across a casualty. The primary survey has 5 parts to it:
  • DANGER - check the scene for danger.
  • RESPONSE - check the casualty's responsiveness.
  • AIRWAY - check airway is clear and maintained.
  • BREATHING - check the casualty is breathing.
  • CIRCULATION - check the casualty for signs of life.
Use commonsense when doing the survey - a casualty who is talking has a clear airway, is breathing and shows signs of life so there is no need to check!

See the 5 lessons which accompany this entry.