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First on the scene at a road traffic accident: would you know what to do?

Oct 09, 2015
Since 2000, fatalities resulting from road accidents have halved. Nonetheless, driving for work can still be a dangerous occupation.

A big part of the problem is not the accident itself but what happens immediately afterwards, with people at the scene often lacking the ability to administer basic first aid.

To try to address this issue, Driver First Assist was set up a couple of years ago. It is a not-for-profit organisation comprising professional drivers who have been trained to provide life-saving first aid and manage the scene at a road traffic collision (RTC), prior to the arrival of the emergency services. 

As a professional driver or someone who drives regularly as part of your profession, you could find yourself first at the scene of an RTC. Would you know what to do?  With the right training you could save someone's life, allowing them to return home to their family as they expected they would before setting out that day, and you could help the emergency services by ensuring they get to an incident quicker, with the right equipment and advanced knowledge of the situation awaiting them. 

For more information about Driver First Assist’s valuable work visit

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