Topic

ACCIDENTS

Taking Details

If you're involved in an accident it is important to get as much information as possible. This includes:
Contact details for any witnesses
The location
Time & date
The street name
Photos of any skid marks
A description of the road conditions
The weather conditions
Description and photos of damage to other vehicles or property

Reacting To Aggressive Individuals

People react differently when involved in accidents. Some may initially be aggressive so try to be as reasonable as possible and calm the situation down. You can do this by remaining calm and reasonable

Vehicles On Fire

When a vehicle catches fire it is imperative that it is dealt with as soon as possible. If your vehicle catches fire you must:

Stop safety and as soon as possible
Exit the vehicle if it's safe to do so
Call the emergency services.

Many large goods vehicles are fitted with fire extinguishers which may help when dealing with small fires.

Drag and drop - match up the fire extinguisher colour with the correct contents

Engine Fires

If your engine is on fire follow these steps when tackling the blaze:
Switch off the engine

Do not open the engine fully as oxygen will fuel the fire. Ideally you will be able to find a small gap to point the fire extinguisher nozzle.

If the fire is too large to fight move everyone away from the vehicle and wait for the emergency services

Hazardous Goods

Certain vehicles carrying dangerous goods must display hazard information panels. This one illustrates flammable liquids

Certain vehicles carrying dangerous goods must display hazard information panels. If the vehicle is displaying an orange plate then you should give as much information to the emergency services as possible.

Keep away from the vehicle unless there are injured parties that you need to assist and do not use mobile phones near them.

Corrosive Substance
Radioactive
Oxidizing Substance
Toxic Substance
Compressed Gas

Accidents