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First Aid at car Crashes

January 9th, 2020

First Aid Training will be able to help you work through certain scenarios especially at car crashes. Is it time to get trained? Have you thought about attending a first aid training course to update your certification?

Simple Instruction is taking bookings online through our fast and easy Allens Training new platform Training Desk www.simpleinstruction.com.au for both HLTAID003 Provide First Aid (formerly known as Senior first aid and Apply First Aid) and HLTAID001 Provide CPR. All courses are conducted at the Dee Why RSL on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

A Tasmania Police officer has revealed a common mistake people make when responding to the scene of a crash.

Divisional Acting Sergeant Ann Edge, from Southern Road Public Order Services, explained to Yahoo News Australia what you should do if you happen to come across an accident.

Should I stop for a road accident?

Sgt Edge said you should stop at the scene of an accident if you feel up to it, and it’s safe to do so.

“If you feel confident, then stop,” she said.

“But make sure you ask yourself: ‘is it safe?’”

‘Scan your surroundings’

You need to ensure you check your environment before and after you pull over.

“Are there fallen trees or power lines near the crash scene? Is the car down an embankment you can’t reach?” Sgt Edge said.

“Scan your surroundings as your safety is paramount.”

A woman is pictured talking on a phone.
Triple-0 operators are not only equipped to provide instructions but also offer comfort to anyone at a crash scene. Source: Getty Images (file pic)

Also make sure you’re not stopped on the road. This is especially important on highways where vehicles are travelling much faster.

Pull over your vehicle to a point where it’s not obstructing traffic and you can safely step out.

Turn the hazard lights on.

When asked if Sgt Edge had ever experienced anyone being hit by a car responding to a crash she said “no” but she had “heard of it”.

NSW Roads and Maritime Services also advises if a vehicle is on fire to try and turn the ignition off.

What should I do after I have stopped at the crash scene?

You should call triple-0 after stopping at the scene.

“They’ll put you through to police, fire or ambulance,” Sgt Edge said.

“You’ll need to tell them where you are – what street you’re on.”

If you’re stopped in a rural area, you might need to point out a landmark.

An SUV that ran off the road and into a shopping complex on Hall St, Bondi Beach is pictured.
This SUV ran off road and into a Bondi Beach shopping complex in 2019. Source: AAP

This can be a restaurant, a sign or some kind of building – anything which gives emergency services an idea of where the scene is.

“The operator will then ask lots of questions,” Sgt Edge said.

“But they give good advice and can be a calming influence.”

If you have decided to check on the person at the scene, they may ask you questions about them too and provide instructions.

“They might ask you if they’re conscious or not, and tell you whether that person should be moved,” Sgt Edge said.

“They’ll also offer reassurance – they might tell you ‘police are 15 minutes away’ or someone’s not far off from helping.”

A car wrapped around a tree in Melbourne's Dandenong Ranges.
The driver of this car somehow escaped without injury after it wrapped around a tree in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges in 2016. Source: AAP

Can I get in trouble for helping someone at a crash?

Most traffic crashes, at least ones reported to police, can come under investigation from authorities. They may want to investigate how the crash was caused or if the driver was distracted on the road.

Sometimes it can lead to a criminal investigation.

People might be concerned about reprisal from police for getting involved, however Sgt Edge said no one should be worried about trying to help someone.

“Let’s say someone comes across a car seeing smoke coming out and fearing it might explode,” she said.

“Where someone is acting in good faith to provide assistance they won’t be criticised by police.”

The ‘only’ mistake people make when stopping at the crash

There’s a common mistake people make when pulling over at the scene of a crash.

“The only mistake people make is trying to stop or move traffic,” Sgt Edge said.

“Police are trained to move traffic as are firefighters.

“We also tend to set up further back with our lights on – that way people who are heading in the direction of the scene think, ‘I might need to slow down’.”

A police officer is seen directing traffic in the Brisbane CBD.
Directing traffic at a crash scene should be left to police officers. A cop is seen doing this in Brisbane. Source: AAP

Sgt Edge said the other issue people might not have considered is lighting.

“At night, it can be really hard to see people in dark clothes on the road,” she said.

“Police officers have high-vis too. It makes us easier to see at night on dark roads.”

Managing traffic should be left to police or firefighters.

‘Don’t beat yourself up’

Not everyone is an action hero.

If you don’t feel like you can help someone out of a car wreck or at the scene of an accident you shouldn’t feel guilty about it.

“People shouldn’t beat themselves up for not helping if they don’t feel up to it,” Sgt Edge said.

“It can be very daunting to get out of the car and go check for signs of life.”

Rescue workers at the scene of a car crash on Maroubra beach.
A car crash at Maroubra Beach last year. Source: AAP

However, if you would like to be prepared for an accident or any kind of emergency, Sgt Edge advised learning CPR or first aid.

You can sign up to learn first aid and other skills through Red Cross.

Sgt Edge added anyone who’s been involved in an accident, witnessed one or provided assistance has access to free counselling.

In Tasmania, it’s known as Road Trauma Support Tasmania.

Victoria also offers its own counselling services for traffic crashes as does South Australia.

NSW also offers a variety of counselling options.

Fireworks Northern Beaches – First Aid tips for burns

December 31st, 2019

The fireworks on the Northern Beaches of Sydney may of been cancelled in Dee Why and Bayview and North Head is closed due to Bushfire safety. The Northern Beaches Council, The Newport Hotel, fire departments and police have been extremely responsive in getting the message out on facebook and moving on crowds. The fireworks have been cancelled at Dee Why due to the extreme conditions with large swells and high winds making it hard for the Northern Beaches Council to conduct the event safely. The Bayview fireworks were cancelled yesterday due to the fire risk to neighbouring bushland. Manly’s North Head road access has been closed but the Manly fireworks will go ahead over the water. Sydney Harbour fireworks will go ahead as usual with some viewing area closures North Head Manly, Bradleys Head Mosman (various).

Prevention of the risks above need to be appaulded by the authorities and is tough to make these calls.

Burns often occur when fireworks are used – What to do if burnt?

First aid for burns

Remove the person from danger and further injury. Hold the burn under cold running water for 20 minutes. If necessary, prevent heat loss by covering unburnt areas.

Burnt clothing should only be removed if it does not stick to the burn. Do not remove clothing that is stuck to the burn.

Chemicals, such as acids and alkalis, must be washed off with running water for at least 20 minutes but take care not to splash the chemicals onto unaffected skin or other people. A cool shower is ideal.

Superficial burns require pain relief, dressings, and regular review to make sure they have not become infected.

Do not apply anything other than water to second or third degree burns until they are fully cooled and medically assessed.

A major burn is defined as a burn of any depth that involves more than 20 per cent of the total body surface area for an adult and more than 10 per cent of the total body surface area for a child. Allens Training

Major burns are a medical emergency and require urgent treatment. Immediately apply cold water to all affected areas and then call triple zero (000) for an ambulance. A cool or lukewarm shower is ideal.

Book online with Simple Instruction first aid and CPR for your up to date training certificate and courses conducted at the Dee Why RSL. www.simpleinstruction.com.au

First Aid Training course on the Northern Beaches Sydney.

September 30th, 2019

First Aid and CPR Training course are available throughout October and November for the Northern Beaches community. Simple Instruction conducts accreddited training courses out of the transforming Dee Why RSL.

Simple Instruction is CPR friendly and welcomes those just wanting to update the CPR components. We have short Provide CPR HLTAID001 refresher courses that take 2 hours to complete and with minimal online effort.

First Aid training courses have never been so Simple! We conduct the Provide First Aid HLTAID003 training course which takes 5.5 hours and covers the general first aid course components (previously senior first aid). The childcare specific first aid is the Provide an Emergency first aid response in an education and care setting HLTAID004 which also covers the Asthma and Anaphylaxis needed in a child care setting.

With course dates available every 3 to 4 days it makes Simple Instruction the number 1 course provider in the Northern Beaches and Sydney. We encourage all Northern Beaches residents to book a first aid or CPR course at the Dee Why RSL as we give back to the local schools and provide training courses at cost price.

Please make a booking online www.simpleinstruction.com.au – Training and Assessment delivered on behalf of Allen’s Training pty ltd RTO 90909.

First aid course Northern Beaches

July 18th, 2019

First aid courses are available for July, August and September on the Northern Beaches, Sydney. First aid courses are hosted by the Dee Why RSL (www.deewhyrsl.com.au). Simple Instruction is your leading first aid and CPR course specialist.

Courses available include:

Private first aid courses are also available for your workplace or business and we are happy to tailor courses to suit your needs.

*Please remember that your first aid qualifications last for 3 years and your CPR certificate last for 1 year. It is recommended that everyone updates their accreditation and first aid skills every year. Book online through www.simpleinstruction.com.au

CPR training course – Northern Beaches, Sydney

July 17th, 2019

Provide CPR HLTAID001 training courses are available for July, August and September on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Simple Instruction conducts its training courses at the Dee Why RSL and have regular accredited first aid and CPR certification and training for all workplaces and industry.

Book online to confirm you place in one of our easy, cheap and informative first aid or CPR courses and you will be pleasantly surprised.

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First aid event today on the Northern Beaches, Sydney

July 16th, 2019

Simple Instruction has just posted all first aid and CPR dates that are being conducted at the Dee Why RSL on the Northern Beaches, Sydney to the @Simpleinstruction Facebook page.
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The events are booking out fast and are available online through the PayPal payment protal on the website www.simpleinstruction.com.au Provide First Aid HLTAID003 is $125 which is the cheapest on the Northern Beaches, Provide CPR HLTAID001 is $60 and is quick and easy to complete and the
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting HLTAID004 for child care workers caters to their needs in the child care industry and ACECQA.

All training is accredited and are courses conducted by Simple Instruction do so under the auspices of Allen’s Training RTO 90909.

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Course (previously Senior First Aid) on the Northern Beaches

July 12th, 2019

The HLTAID003 Provide First Aid course is available on the Northern Beaches through Simple Instruction. The Provide First Aid course (previously Senior First Aid) is accredited across all states and territories across Sydney and Australia.

The training course is a requirement for most job applications and must stay updated for insurance and safety requirements in most workplaces, other than the child care industry. The HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting is a requirement for child care providers and workers and must be updated every 3 years.

Simple Instruction also offers the HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation CPR and it is a requirement to stay updated every year in the majority of industries. The HLTAID001 CPR course is also a competency of the HLTAID003 and HLTAID004 training course packages.

All recognised first aid and CPR certificates are delivered on the Northern Beaches. The public courses are held at the Dee Why RSL and private courses can be held at your workplace or offices. Courses are conducted under the auspices of Allen’s Training RTO 90909.

Please make a booking online via the website to secure your place in the course. www.simpleinstruction.com.au

First Aid and CPR Certificate Northern Beaches Sydney

July 9th, 2019

Northern Beaches First Aid and CPR Training is provided by Simple Instruction at the Dee Why RSL, Sydney. We provide accredited certificates via online email within 2/3 business days and training is conducted under the auspices of Allen’s Training RTO 90909.

Simple Instruction offers Provide First Aid HLTAID003 (Formerly Senior First Aid), Provide CPR HLTAID001 and Provide an Emergency First Aid response in an Education and Care setting HLTAID004 for both public courses at the Dee Why RSL, Sydney, NSW and private courses at your workplace or business.

What sets our First Aid or CPR courses a part from St John’s or Red Cross? Simple Instruction has local Northern Beaches trainers and knows what is required to deliver a fun, easy, interactive and educational training experience. Simple Instruction’s courses are cheaper than our competitors, we have free online training and we have free parking available at the Dee Why RSL, Sydney, NSW.

Northern Beaches First Aid and CPR Training Courses

July 1st, 2019

Based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney at the Dee Why RSL, Simple Instruction is the leading first aid and CPR training course provider. Dee Why RSL is centrally located in the middle of the Northern Beaches and is accessible via the B Line, car and has ample parking available. Simple Instruction First Aid and CPR training has over 67 – 5 star google reviews and has a proven to the Northern Beaches community that we are the leader in the first aid and CPR training.

Simple Instruction offers training courses: Provide First Aid HLTAID003, Provide CPR HLTAID001 and Provide an Emergency first aid response in an education and care setting HLTAID004. All course dates are available and are in high demand. We do have an online first aid component before sitting the course.

December and January 2019 First aid and CPR training courses

November 22nd, 2018

The Northern Beaches leading first aid and CPR training company is offering a larger number of courses for December 2018 and January 2019. Our most popular certificates include the HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Course (formerly senior first aid or apply first aid), HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting. All courses are conducted under the auspices of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 and are nationally recognised.

Simple Instruction conducts training courses at the Dee Why RSL (DYRSL) offering both day and evening courses. Our courses are popular with Fitness trainers, Personal Trainers, construction workers and the childcare industry.

Book online with Simple Instruction today. www.simpleinstruction.com.au

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