Best practices: Emergencies
Some background! These days I'm helping out at a dojo. I show up and practice sometimes and also teach one night a week. I'm not a member but for a number of reasons I have been supporting this particular dojo as best I can.
Last night, one of our students was injured on the way to the dojo. He fell off his bike and broke 2 bones in his arm. Since I teach on Thursday nights and the people helping him couldn't find a contact they came and got me. Then the fun began.
When I checked for contact information on this student, a teen, we had none. Liability forms, which may have contact information on them, were scattered everywhere and were not all to be found in the office and none were found in filing cabinets. First Aid kit? Nah!
Nor am I without fault. My first aid skills are horribly dated which is about to be remedied as I have the local Red Cross site up as I write this.
Anyways, I'm curious what sort of policies and practices are instituted in your schools in regards to safety and preparedness.
PS: Just to have more fun. I recently took my car in for a parking brake repair (Ford recall). The knucklehead who worked on my car put the seat belt underneath the center cover so it was inaccessible. Since it was just done, I didn't even notice the problem. I had to drive the poor guy to the hospital without a seat belt.
PSS: The guy was a total trooper too. Two broken bones and nary a whimper. I was also very impressed at the communities willingness to help him. There were a half dozen people there helping him. It was very impressive.