First Aid and Concussion

Emergency First Aid Courses

The RFL offers easy to access courses in Emergency First Aid.

The RFL’s policies on concussion are in place to protect participants in the game.

This page contains information about the Community Game Concussion Policy.

Concussion is caused after a direct or indirect blow to the head which shakes the brain, and if not properly treated can be fatal or lead to long term brain damage.

Concussion is even more serious when the brain is still developing (under the age of 19).

It is essential that everyone involved in the game follows the Concussion Policy to protect the health and well-being of all participants. For more information, please see ths Concussion Section of

If you require any further information about concussion or want to talk to someone about the treatment of concussion at your club, please contact the RFL Operations Department



What is LifeSaver?

An estimated 60,000 people each year in the UK have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and, sadly, less than 10% of those people will survive. Yet, if a bystander is able to start CPR they could double a person's chances of survival.

Would you know what to do?

Lifesaver is a live-action movie that you play like a game. It shows you how to save someone's life in four action-packed scenarios - including a brand new teen-focused scenario.

It throws you into the heart of the action as you make crucial decisions and learn essential life-saving skills.

LifeSaver focuses on those CPR skills most likely to save a life:

  • Recognizing cardiac arrest
  • Calling for help
  • Starting chest compressions
  • Giving rescue breaths if able to do so
  • Using an AED (automated external defibrillator) if one is available

How it works

Lifesaver is a crisis simulator that fuses interactivity and live-action film to teach CPR in a new way on a computer, smartphone or tablet.

For example, when "Jake" collapses from a heart attack, you are questioned about what to do at each step - with a clock running to represent the need to respond quickly to prevent brain damage or death.

When it comes time to administer CPR, you're prompted to swipe your tablet or phone up and down in the air in the speed of the chest compressions.

You can see and hear the patient's chest moving and the effort needed to do the compressions as the app tells you if you're going too fast or too slow.


Play Lifesaver now or download our FREE app for Apple or Android