If you find yourself involved in an Major Incident, you will probably act on your instincts and use common sense. It is however, important to:
If an incident occurs within close proximity you should:
It is advisable to familiarise yourself now with basic first aid principles. For further information visit http://www.redcross.org.uk/What-we-do/First-aid/Everyday-First-Aid or www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/.
Children at School
Naturally, if children are at school and there is a major incident, you will probably want to collect them as soon as possible. However, it may not be safe to do so. you are advised to tune into the local radio who will be issuing details and arrangements local schools have made for the collection of children.
All schools have plans in place to respond to a Major Incident and children will be looked after. More information on school emergency planning can be found on www.teachernet.gov.uk/emergencies.
Advice on Specific Types of Incidents:
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