The quality of first aid and ambulance service can make the difference between life and death. The AUVA is required by law to ensure efficient first aid after occupational accidents.
The AUVA assists firms and factories in equipping their emergency facilities and in organising courses.
We educate over 44 000 first aid helpers annually. The courses are organised by the accident prevention services of the regional offices in co-operation with ambulance organisations.
The trauma centres have emergency plans for trauma management following mass casualties. The organisation of the helicopter ambulance service in Austria is based on a study conducted by the AUVA.