Step 1: Check for any dangers to yourself or the casualty
Ask yourself – “what has happened, am I in any danger?”. If there are dangers present ensure these are dealt with. If the situation is too dangerous then stay back and call for help from the emergency services immediately.
Step 2: Try to wake the person up
Shout loudly in both ears and tap the person on the shoulders. Do not shake the person excessively as this could worsen any injuries.
Step 3: Check to see if the person is breathing
First, tilt their head back. Then feel for breath coming out of their mouth and look to see if their chest is rising and falling.
Step 4: Place the person on their side, with their head tilted back
If the person is breathing, roll them onto their side and then tilt their head back. This position will help protect them in case they vomit.
Step 5: Call for an ambulance if this hasn’t already been done
Remember to inform the ambulance service that the person is unconscious.
Recovery position first aid video