FAQ Level 3 Award for First Responders on Scene: Emergency First Responder (RQF) FROS® - Online Blended Part 1

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Accident Scenario Analysis: Approach and Dangers


In this accident scenario, involving a car crashing into a building, it's crucial to assess the dangers and approach the scene safely.

Assessing Dangers

Before approaching the scene, consider the following hazards:

  • Physical Obstacles: Debris and rubble make accessing the casualty difficult.
  • Slip Hazards: Loose brickwork poses a risk of falling debris.
  • Unknown Hazards: Unidentified objects may cause harm if dislodged.
  • Vehicular Hazards: Leaking fuel, water, or oil from damaged vehicles.
  • Building Risks: Potential structural instability and hazardous materials.

Approaching the Scene

When approaching:

  • Ensure traffic and pedestrians are kept away from the immediate area.
  • Communicate effectively with other responders.
  • Choose the safest route to access the casualty.

Assessment and Communication

Assess the scene thoroughly:

  • Check for signs of breathing and consciousness.
  • Communicate with the casualty to assess their condition.
  • Consider potential injuries, such as limb damage or entrapment.

Handling Multiple Casualties

Consider the possibility of multiple casualties:

  • Assess if there are others involved in the accident.
  • Stabilize each casualty according to their needs.
  • Utilize bystanders and fellow responders to gather information and prioritize assistance.


Approach accident scenarios with caution, assessing dangers and prioritizing safety while providing assistance to casualties.