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First Aid Training

These are hands-on, scenario based courses for people who want to be able to offer help to those in need. They take a pragmatic approach to dealing with First Aid and look at what the safe and sensible approach to a situation would be.

Our courses are run by experienced and highly qualified outdoor professionals with backgrounds in Cave and Mountain Rescue. They are British Red Cross Assessors and Advanced First Aid Trainers with years of practical First Aid provision and experience behind them.

Whichever course you attend, you will be provided with the most up to date version of the ‘First Aid Manual’ by British Red Cross and St John Ambulance at the start of the course, along with our own relevant handouts and guides throughout delivery.


 

Emergency First Aid Training

A one day training course on the basics, in-line with HSE recommended content with continuous assessment. Formally known as the Appointed Persons course, this is a great starting place or top up your First Aid knowledge. This course is aimed predominantly at those who want to learn practical skills that will be of use anytime, anywhere, whether in the office or at a remote location where Emergency Services cannot access easily. This course fulfils workplace considerations for health and safety regulations.

What you will learn?

The course content covers basic life saving First Aid, and outdoor approaches to illnesses and injuries, including:

  • View full course detailsAccident books / RIDDOR
  • Health and safety (First Aid) regulations
  • Managing an incident
  • The order of prioritisation in first Aid
  • Roles and responsibilities of a first Aider
  • Contents of a first aid kit and avoiding cross-infection
  • What to do in an emergency
  • Resuscitation – CPR and life support
  • Treatment of the unconscious casualty
  • Description of the different types of wounds and how to treat blood loss
  • Fractures, breaks, dislocations, and soft tissue injuries
  • Treatment for Shock, burns and choking

Performance on the course will be assessed continually throughout the day by the Course Instructors. Those students who complete the course and are deemed to have reached the required standard will be issued with a certificate that is valid for a period of three years.


Cost

The cost of this 1 day course is £85 per person. This includes certification and a manual for each student.

For more information and to book Contact Us


 

Practical First Aid Training

A two day First Aid course that is ideal for Outdoor Instructors and those who want a sound practical knowledge of First Aid. The course covers primary and secondary surveys, as well as basic life support. Opportunities to practice these skills through the use of scenarios will be provided throughout the course. This course also more than fulfils workplace considerations for health and safety regulations.

What you will learn?

The course content covers basic life saving First Aid, and outdoor approaches to illnesses and injuries. Everything from the Emergency 1st Aid Course is included, as well as:

  • Principles of First Aid
  • Personal Safety View full course details
  • Priorities of Care
  • Primary Assessment – DR ABC
  • The Unconscious Casualty – Recovery Position
  • Secondary Survey – Head to Toe & Symptoms/Signs
  • Control of Bleeding, Dressings & Bandaging
  • Treatment for Shock, bleeds, burns and choking
  • Spinal, Head and Eye Injury
  • Major Illnesses – Angina, Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest, Asthma, Stroke
  • Hypothermia

Performance on the course will be assessed continually throughout the day by the Course Instructors. Those students who complete the course and are deemed to have reached the required standard will be issued with a certificate that is valid for a period of three years.

Cost

The cost of this 2 day course is £160 per person. This includes certification and a manual for each student.

Next Course:

September 7th & 8th

For more information and to book Contact Us


 

Advanced Skills

An additional day following the Practical course that looks at more advanced First Aid skills and practical casualty management. We will be looking at Advanced First Aid skills and so a solid foundation of the basics, either through our Practical First Aid Course or other relevant experience is required.

What you will learn?

The course content covers basic life saving First Aid, and outdoor approaches to illnesses and injuries. This course builds on the content from Emergency First Aid, Practical First Aid and the 'First Aid at Work' courses that many providers run.

By the end of the course you should be able to carry out an effective assessment of a casualty, Recognise the signs and symptoms of medical problems and injuries encountered in remote areas and Be able to provide the correct treatment and plan an evacuation. Course content includes:

  • Anatomy and Physiology in relation to injury and illness
  • Basic life support at a higher level - vital signs, blood pressure, AVPU
  • Advanced life support - suction, airways, oxygen, shock, fluid replacement
  • Advanced Secondary Survey
  • Dealing with Unconsciousness in hostile environments
  • Improvisation and managing injury and illness View full course details
  • Monitoring and Recording
  • Mechanism of Injury
  • Dealing with Neck and Spinal Injuries
  • Splinting and Bandaging for Evacuation
  • Controlling Bleeding
  • Chest Injury
  • Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
  • Rescue and Evacuation – improvisation and working with Rescue Teams
  • Triage
  • First Aid Kits and Drugs
  • Psychological well being

Performance on the course will be assessed continually throughout the day by the Course Instructors. Those students who complete the course and are deemed to have reached the required standard will be issued with a certificate that is valid for a period of three years.

Cost

The cost of this 1 day course is £120 per person. This includes certification and a manual for each student.

For more information and to book Contact Us

All of our 1st aid courses are compliant with:

  • Current HSE guidelines
  • Mountain and Cave Rescue syllabus
  • NGB Requirements
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