Reducing Risk

Be prepared

A collapsed male on the footpath.

Be prepared for an emergency

There is a strong link between alcohol use and traumatic injuries. Read about the Commonwealth Government's National Binge Drinking Campaign (key tagline "Don't turn a night out into a nightmare") here.

It is important to know the basics of First Aid (pdf 449kb).

Check to see if there is any danger around you. This may be something which could cause danger to you, bystanders or the casualty.

If you think your friend might have alcohol poisoning, try to wake them up. If there is no response call an ambulance straight away.

Learn to recognise alcohol poisoning.

Follow these tips for keeping safe.

Activity: Prepare a Personal Emergency Plan