SCARE(M) - VCC Road Incident Management - What Should 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, note medical history, contacts
  • CPR / recovery position if necessary
  • Check VCC tag for medical conditions & contacts
  • 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
  • Witnesses
  • 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)