First Aid Officer ResponsibilitiesA First Aid Officer should be appointed for every race. This person should normally have a first aid qualification, though this will not always be possible. The main responsibility of the First Aid Officer is to treat injured runners. Any search and rescue operation will be managed by the Race Director, not the First Aid Officer, so it is the Race Director, not the First Aid Officer who needs to know the IMRA Safety Guidelines. For small races, the Race Director may also act as First Aid Officer.
The First Aid Officer is permitted to run in the race if he wishes. He should normally do so however, only if he is one of the faster runners who will be finished running before the majority of other runners.
The First Aid Officer?s responsibilities are to:
- Check the first aid equipment before the race
- Treat injured runners
- Remain at the finish area until the Race Director informs you that all runners have completed the race
- Inform the Safety Advisor or Race Director of consumables used on the day