Avon Valley Runners is strongly committed to encouraging our members to take part, but the health, well-being of each individual is always our paramount concern.

If a medical emergency occurs, it is important that the emergency services are phoned on 999. The full address/telephone number of the location is:

  • Trowbridge Rugby Club, Paxcroft, Hilperton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 6JB. Telephone: 01225 767 765
  • It is vital that the exact directions of the 999 call handler are followed.
  • It is important that the emergency call handler is given accurate information regarding the casualty e.g. Medical History, current medication, allergies.
  • The Defibrillator is located just inside the rear entrance of Trowbridge RFC, on the right hand side, next to the first aid room.
  • The AVR first aid kit is kept in the referees' room. If the room is locked then a key can be accessed via the coded wall box.

A copy of the code is kept behind the club bar.

The nearest hospitals are 

  • Trowbridge Hospital, Ashcroft St., Trowbridge, BA14 8PH - 01225 711 300. This is 3 miles away. Note: This is a Minor Injuries Unit
    Opening hours 07:00 to 23:00, Monday to Sunday
  • Royal United Hospital (RUH), Combe Park, Bath, BA1 3NG - 01225 428 331. This is 13 miles away.

The nearest GP surgery is

  • Roundstone Surgery, Roundstone St., Polebarn Circus, Trowbridge, BA14 7EH - 01225 759 850
    Opening times:
    08:00 to 19:30 Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
    08:00 to 18:30 Tuesday & Friday.

A full report on the incident should be done by completing the accident reporting register. This register should be reviewed on a regular basis to see if there is any specific pattern to the incidents that are being reported. If a pattern is identified then a review should be made. The accident reporting register ("Accident Book") should contain the following information:

  • the date and method of reporting
  • the date, time and place of the event
  • personal details of those involved
  • a brief description of the nature of the event.

The Accident Book is to be kept with the AVR first aid kit.

This Emergncy Plan should be reviewed by the club's Welfare officer every 12 months, or if there is a significant change in the clubs circumstances, whechever occurs earlier.

April 2018