Driver First Assist

Driver First Assist is a game changing not-for-profit road safety initiative seeking to reduce deaths and life limiting injuries at road traffic collisions, providing first-response training to professional and fleet drivers.

Created in partnership with the emergency services, Driver First Assist trains professional drivers – often the first at the scene – to manage incidents in the vital few minutes before the arrival of the emergency services.

Every day, victims of road traffic collisions (RTCs) die needlessly because those first at the scene lack the ability to administer basic first aid. The Driver First Assist programme has the potential to reduce the number of fatalities caused by RTCs by up to 46%.

Skills

Driver First Assist training gives drivers the skills to administer basic life-saving first aid and keep themselves and members of the public safe, while minimising road closures and traffic congestion.

Department for Transport

With the support of the Department for Transport, along with key representatives from the transport industry, drivers’ unions and the emergency services, this event will provide a platform to debate how the UK can utilise drivers to provide a crucial early incident response.
Driver First Assist - Help save lives on our roads
Driver First Assist - Give drivers the skills to help keep our road network moving

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