First Aid

<< Click to Display Table of Contents >>

Navigation:  Help and Training Manuals > Race Officials Training Modules > Module 4 - Tracks, Testing, Practice and First Aid >

First Aid

 

Q6 FIRST AID:

 

Q6.1        SPRINT (permanent circuit), ISLAND, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL:

Minimum of suitably qualified personnel whose sole responsibility is first aid. A vehicle or room must be provided at the circuit for a patient to either be checked, recover, or await an ambulance in private and comfort.

 

Q6.2        ALL OTHER SPRINT EVENTS INCLUDING CLUB DAYS:

Minimum of suitably qualified personnel whose sole responsibility is first aid.

 

Q6.3        MOTOR RACING CIRCUITS (MSNZ), ROAD RACE AND NON-PERMANENT SPRINT CIRCUITS:

If Less Than 20km From A Commissioned Ambulance Station:

Minimum of suitably qualified personnel whose sole responsibility is first aid. A vehicle or room must be provided at the circuit for a patient to either be checked, recover or await an ambulance in private and comfort. Communication to a commissioned ambulance station MUST be provided at the circuit. It is recommended to have the minimum of a decommissioned ambulance in attendance.

If More Than 20km From A Commissioned Ambulance Station:

A commissioned ambulance with suitably qualified (paramedic trained ambulance officer) personnel and/or a medical practitioner must be provided. If a medical practitioner is used there must be a vehicle or room at the circuit for a patient to either be checked, recover or await an ambulance in private and comfort. Communication to a commissioned ambulance station MUST be provided at the circuit under these circumstances.

 

Q6.4        DEFINITIONS:

Suitably Qualified: Minimum - adult holding a current 16 hours Workplace First Aid Certificate 6400, 6401, 6402 or equivalent. PHEC (pre hospital emergency care) qualified personnel preferred.

Vehicle: An ambulance or vehicle capable of carrying a stretcher. Stretcher to be provided.

Room: Caravan or room solely for the purpose of first aid. Stretcher to be provided.

Commissioned Ambulance: Must be able to take people from the circuit to hospital.

 

Q6.5        FIRST AID FACILITIES and PERSONNEL

All first aid facilities and personnel must be on hand from the start of practice to the completion of racing. A charge may be levied on all entrants to assist in offsetting the ambulance charges, BUT firstly the Club must seek approval from the National Steward and may be asked to provide a receipt from the Ambulance Association or medical practitioner after the event being proof of the charges. This charge can only be made when a paid service is required.

 

 

Info

IMPORTANT NOTE : It is extremely important to ensure that after First Aid personnel have responded to an incident, that they are available to respond to another incident when competition resumes. Often after an incident, a competitor may still be being attended to either in a first aid room or the ambulance by the First Aid personnel. In these situations it is essential that competition only resumes/continues with the clear understanding and assurance that the First Aid personnel are available.