Will I get sued for doing first aid on a member of the public?

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WillI get sued for doing first aid on a member of the public?  This question has been asked on many first aid courses. Fear of getting sued is one of the reasons why people are likely not to do first aid on a member of the public, in 2015 SARAH was brought in.  This stands for Social Action Responsibilities and Heroism.  It was introduced to help protect members of the public from litigation / getting sued.  First aid is vital part of life saving and so stepping into assist when a person is in trouble is really important. If you are genuinely trying to help it is unlikely you will get in trouble.  Doing a first aid course is one way to gain skills and knowledge to use in an emergency.