Project Description

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 deal 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.

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 will you learn?

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

  • Accident 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.

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 will you 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.


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