THE FIRST MERCEDES SLK CLUB IN AUSTRALIA est 2013
Event Protocols (also available as a downloadable document here)
These conditions are intended to
ensure the safety of SLK Drivers Club members in events conducted by the Club as
well as other road users.
1. IMMEDIATE ACTION
· Allocate duties (traffic control, crowd control, calling for assistance, etc).
· Clear the critical area and keep it accessible to emergency or other personnel and equipment.
2. ENSURE THE ROAD IS SAFE FOR OTHER USERS
· Make sure all stationary vehicles are off the road traffic area if possible.
· Use headlights/hazard lights to warn other drivers and, if dark, illuminate the scene with headlights.
· Place a person a reasonable distance either side of the incident to alert and slow approaching traffic.
· Use a radio or mobile phone to advise the run leader of the incident.
· If the leader is out of radio or phone range, contact someone else on the run and ask that they relay the message.
· Check if anyone is medically qualified or trained in first aid to attend to the injured person and check the conscious state of the person:
If the person is conscious:
· Keep them in the vehicle unless they are in danger.
· Attempt to control any dangerous bleeding by applying direct pressure.
· Keep them warm and wait for the ambulance to arrive.
Do not give any food or drink.
· Airway: Check for blockage (tongue, teeth, food, etc) and clear airway.
Breathing: Check person is breathing once every 3 to 5 seconds
· If breathing and circulation are confirmed and the person is unconscious, support the person’s neck by holding both sides of the head and maintain a head position that ensures the person’s chin is held off the chest. This ensures a clear airway.
If not breathing, or pulse is absent, gently remove the person from the vehicle
and commence resuscitation.
· 1. If necessary call 000 for an ambulance. Give an accurate location of the incident, describe the circumstances and endeavour to explain the nature of the patient’s condition.
If mobile phone reception is not available, arrange for cars to drive to the
nearest centre for help, ensuring they are equipped with mobile phones and
requiring them to attempt to make mobile connection to inform those waiting at
the scene of any impending assistance.
6. IF NO-ONE IS INJURED
· Assess whether the vehicle/s involved can be driven.
· If so, arrange for the vehicle/s to rejoin the convoy or proceed to the nearest centre where appropriate help is available.
If not, assess what help is required at the site and contact appropriate
assistance. If no mobile phone reception immediately available, arrange for cars
to drive to the nearest centre for help, ensuring they are equipped with mobile
phones and requiring them to attempt to make mobile connection to inform those
waiting at the scene of any impending assistance.