Kitchen (first) aid at your fingertips: top two tips for
It's Pancake Day and we want to give you a couple of bits of
advice on how to stay safe in the kitchen whilst you’re whipping up
a batch or two.
How to treat a burn or scald
- 1. Move the person away from the heat
- 2. Place the burn or scald under cool running water for 10
- 3. If the burn is to a child, larger than your hand, on the
face, hands or feet, or is a deep burn, call 999.
- 4. Remove jewellery and clothing around the area, unless stuck
to the burn.
- 5. Cover the burn loosely, lengthways with kitchen film to
- 6. Don’t burst blisters.
- 7. Monitor and treat for shock if necessary.
- 8. Tell them to seek medical advice.
Stick this on your fridge:
How to treat a burn or scald poster
Cuts and grazes
- 1. Clean it under running cold water or with alcohol-free
- 2. Pat it dry, cover with a sterile gauze or a clean,
- 3. Raise and support the injury. Apply pressure to stop
- 4. Remove the cloth or gauze and apply a sterile dressing or
- 5. If there’s high risk of an infection or something in it,
tell them to see a healthcare professional.
You can find more first aid advice on our website.
Download our first aid advice posters
and stick them on your fridge or around your classroom, just in
case an emergency were to happen.