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First aid


The provision of training in first aid is one of the duties of the statutory accident insurance providers. These organise appropriate courses.
Some 44.000 first aiders are trained every year. Businesses are advised on the emergency equipment they need, the emergency services are provided with the latest vehicles and are supplied with training materials. The optimum rehabilitation of accident victims commences with the provision of appropriate first aid. In many cases, it is the efficiency of the rescue chain that determines whether a victim lives or dies.