The teaching resources include a lesson plan with suggested activities and games. By the end of the lesson, your students will:

  1. understand what might cause an electric shock

  2. be able to recognise the signs of an electric shock, such as burns

  3. know how to give initial first aid treatment to someone who has suffered an electric shock

  4. know how to minimise the risk of an electric shock to themselves.

School pupils learning first aid

Who can deliver this first aid lesson?

The lesson plans can be delivered by teachers, higher-level teaching assistants, school nurses and youth leaders who have a current first aid qualification. The first aid qualification must cover the topic you are teaching.

All the information from the resources can be found in the current edition of the First Aid Manual.

Teaching resources

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Severe burns in adults

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