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What to Do as a Bystander of an Accident

Traffic accidents are harsh reminders of the fragility of life and the unpredictability of everyday life. 

In the aftermath of the recent heartbreaking multi-vehicle accident in Tampines, the spotlight is now shined on the role of bystanders in such emergencies. While there were off-duty SCDF officers and a nurse who rushed to help the situation, many of us onlookers would have stayed put and not taken action.

So what can we do instead? The first step is to be aware of your surroundings and safe from any hazards. You can’t render first aid effectively if you’re in trouble as well. Once safe, call 995. Provide them with accurate details about the location and nature of the accident.

Once the call has been made, you can offer comfort to victims and soothe their anxiety. On the other hand, if you're trained in first aid and the situation is safe, you can even provide life-saving support, like slowing the bleeding or stabilising their injuries.

Don’t fret if you have no prior first aid knowledge, you still have the power to change someone’s outcome in a matter of seconds. Even basic first aid knowledge can prove invaluable. 

As we reflect on this sombre event, let’s remind ourselves of the pivotal role we can play in such situations. You never know when these skills might be needed, so being prepared is the key. 

If you would like to learn more about these life-saving skills, consider enrolling in Singapore First Aid Training Centre, we have a variety of first aid courses available for every need. 

Blended Standard First Aid covers critical emergency interventions that occur in a multitude of daily scenarios at work, play or school.

Blended Child First Aid covers first aid catered for both children and adult injuries. 

CERT First Aider covers both trauma and medical emergencies at your workplace and everyday life. 

Occupational First Aid covers possible accidents and rendering first aid at your workplace. Your actions can and do make a difference. 

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