In a first-aid situation your priority is to quickly and calmly assess what’s happened and who needs help. You’re responsible for providing first aid to anyone who’s ill or injured at work. In this training we’ll be referring to this person as the casualty. You need to decide whether they need further medical assistance, including whether the emergency services are needed and you need to make sure that everyone else in the area is safe from danger and that includes you. Your initial assessment of
the area and casualty or primary survey is made up of five steps which you can
remember using DR. ABC. Which stands for danger response airway breathing and circulation. We’ll be covering these in this section.