Dial 999 and ask for the police

Dial 999 and ask for the police

Be ready to give a CHALET report...

C  Casualties – number, names (and, if possible, age); type of injuries, for example, lower leg, head injury, collapse, drowning etc.

H  Hazards to the rescuers – for example, strong winds, avalanche, rock fall, dangerous animals.

A  Access – the name of mountain area and description of the terrain. It may be appropriate to describe the approach and any distinguishing features such as an orange survival bag. Information on the weather conditions at the incident site is useful, particularly if you are in cloud or mist.

L  Location of the incident – a grid reference and a description is ideal. Don't forget to give the map sheet number and please say if the grid reference is from a GPS device.

E  Equipment at the scene – for example, torches, other mobile phones, group shelters, medical personnel.

T  Type of incident – mountain, aircraft, train, etc. Be prepared to give a brief description of the time and apparent cause of the incident.