What to do at the scene of an accident?
In some cases, accidents that could be controlled and managed can turn into tragedies because of a lack of knowledge about what to do. It is important to know what to do in the event of an accident while waiting for help to arrive. In this article, we talk about what to do in such circumstances.
Witnessing an accident can save lives if you have the right attitude. The first feeling that comes over you when you arrive at the scene of an accident is stress or fear. In order to act effectively, it is important to get rid of this and regain your composure. Once you have done this, you need to inspect the area carefully to see if there are any other hazards such as electrocution or fire hazards, broken glass, passing cars etc. If there are any hazards and you are not sure what to do, you can ask the police to investigate. If there are hazards and you cannot do anything about them, you should immediately call for help. If the victim is conscious, ask them some questions to assess their capabilities and level of consciousness. Tilt the victim’s head back with one hand on the forehead and check whether the airway is blocked or not. Make sure that the victim is breathing properly, if not call for help. If the victim is unconscious or not breathing, give him/her cardiac massage and artificial respiratory assistance. For conscious victims, be sure to communicate with them and reassure them while constantly checking their breathing level. In all cases, you should immediately call for help. They will be able to provide the appropriate care.
Witnessing an accident can happen to anyone. When you have the responsibility of being confronted with such an event, you should never fail to assist the victims in some way. There is always something useful you can do. If you cannot help directly for some reason, you can act by calling for help and even describe the circumstances of the accident if you witness it.