First Aid Facilities & Equipment
Where possible and practicable, clubs should have a suitable first aid room (or rooms) for use during rugby and other sporting activities. The room should be easily accessible to stretchers and be clearly signposted. Wherever possible, the room should be reserved specifically for providing first aid and with a designated individual (e.g. first aid lead or appointed first aider person) being responsible for the room.
Every club should assess what equipment is required when completing their first aid/immediate care risk assessment. It is important to have appropriate first aid equipment readily accessible whenever any rugby activity is taking place.
Emergency first aid should only be given by appropriately trained persons. First aid equipment should only be provided appropriate to the level of training of the first aider or immediate care provider.
Automated Equipment External Defibrillators (AEDs)
The RFU are working with the Community Heartbeat Trust to provide guidance and support for clubs, universities, schools and colleges on the purchasing, governance and maintenance of Automated External Defibrillators (AED).
The RFU have teamed up with Medtree an international medical equipment supplier to offer clubs high quality discounted equipment. This includes the bespoke RugbySafe first aid kit, a waterproof bag that comes fully kitted out for a pitch-side Emergency first aider. It can also be personalised with a club or specific logo.
For more information visit the Medtree Rugby website.
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