A basic First Aid blog

Safe Driving
This First Aid blog has been copied from the gov.uk website address I have copied this page because I am not a qualified First Aid Instructor although I am a qualified First Aider. I do not want to be responsible for giving you any incorrect information. DO NOT move casualties still in vehicles unless there is the threat of further danger. DO NOT remove a motorcyclist’s helmet unless it is essential. Remember the casualty may be suffering from shock. DO NOT give them anything to eat or drink. DO try to make them warm and as comfortable as you can. Protect them from rain or snow, but avoid unnecessary movement. DO give reassurance confidently and try not to leave them alone or let them wander into the path of other traffic. Remember the letters D R A B C: when…
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Knowing where to expect vulnerable road users

Knowing where to expect vulnerable road users

BTEC Level 1 Award - Safe Road Skills & Attitude, Safe Driving
We know that Pedestrians can be vulnerable road users, Why? If we were to think of different road users that are vulnerable I want to first discuss pedestrians. When are they most vulnerable? I’m thinking of when they are crossing roads or walking on the road without footpaths. Now, it is February so it is dark until about 8.30 am and getting dark before 5 pm. Which means pedestrian are walking in the dark or the sun rise to sun set. This means that they are hard to see if they wear the normal dark warm coats especially if they are wearing hats and scarves. They should be wearing a Hi-Viz Jacket or strips so other drivers can see you Now there are other types of pedestrians that can be…
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How to respond to an accident or breakdown

How to respond to an accident or breakdown

BTEC Level 1 Award - Safe Road Skills & Attitude, Safe Driving
In this blog, I want to talk and get you to consider respond to an accident or breakdown. First, I will talk about what to do at a breakdown, then talk about what to do at an accident When the car breaks down it is a mechanical fault and unless you are mechanically minded. Presuming you have the necessary tools you will not be able to repair your car. So, you will need to ask for help, there are many companies that are only too willing to help you at a price. It is worth getting your car listed, with one of these companies in case you should breakdown. Click here for more information [caption id="attachment_3659" align="alignleft" width="275"] Icons can be different on different cars[/caption] Sometimes the car will give you…
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Reasons why regular checks for your car are useful

Reasons why regular checks for your car are useful

BTEC Level 1 Award - Safe Road Skills & Attitude, Safe Driving
In this blog, I am going to talk about why we need to make the regular checks for the car I use the Mnemonic for Cars of POWER that is each letter of Power has a meaning. P = Petrol or Fuel this check is easy on a car just switch the engine on and look at the dashboard. I know it is simple but I will admit that I have taken my car out for a long journey. Then I run out of fuel because I was not looking to see I had enough fuel. O = Oil now this regular checks for the car is very important. Without the necessary oil, you can damage or destroy your car. There are different oils you can use in a car. On…
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How vulnerable road users can stay safe when using the road

How vulnerable road users can stay safe when using the road

BTEC Level 1 Award - Safe Road Skills & Attitude, Safe Driving
In this, I want to talk about how Vulnerable road users can stay safe using the road Such as a pedestrian, Including cyclists, horse riders and passengers and other Vulnerable road users can stay safe using the road Pedestrians When considering pedestrians using the road I want to look at the highway code paragraphs 1 – 35. There is a lot to talk about I will talk in more detail in later Blogs. To start with as it's Winter, I want them to being seen at night may I encourage peoples walking at night to use Hi-Viz material. I know it is not a fashion item but it can save your life. Please look at Highway Code Paragraph 3 Green Cross Code Now I would like to think about Paragraph…
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