SCARE(M) VCC ROAD INCIDENT MANAGEMENT / WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

No two incident's are alike, so when it comes to advice the following is offered as a framework to help you address any situation that may arise. Key is to stay calm. Our advice is as follows:

Runs Leader or first responder - takes control & instruct others to:


S: SECURE THE SCENE FOR SAFETY
  • Stop traffic,
  • set traffic controllers,
  • get non-casualties off road,
  • turn off engines

C: CASUALTY MANAGEMENT
  • Don't move unless OK.
  • Ask:name, assess condition, med. history, contacts
  • CPR / recovery position if necessary
  • Check VCC tag for medical conditions 
  • Shock & cold can kill – prevent
A: A&E / 999 SUPPORT SERVICES
  • Will they come in time: consider alternatives
  • Identify location (e.g. Garmin location , google maps)
  • Check 112/999 has key info (eg head injury/unconscious)
R: RELATIVES
  • See VCC tag for who to contact
E: EVIDENCE
  • Photos,
  • Witness,
  • Police details
M: MONITORING/MANAGEMENT (ongoing)
  • Casualty's care and others (e.g cold, shock)
  • Traffic management / broken bikes
MEMO: HAVE YOU GOT:
  • ICE on your locked phone screen (google it!)
  • St John's Ambulance 'First Aid for Cyclists' App
  • OS Locate App (so you know where you are and can give a grid reference to others)
  • First aid / space blanket
  • Emergency numbers etc (especially if abroad)