It is a legal requirement under the Health and Safety – First Aid Regulations (1981) that work places provide an appropriate level of First Aid support.
It is also recommended by most governing bodies that you must possess a current, relevant First Aid certificate in order to hold their award (for example, Mountain Leader Award, ERCA Instructor awards).
All our First Aid courses meet the specifications of the Health and Safety Executive for first aid certificates and we not only offer the standard levels of First Aid courses, but also offer a bespoke First Aid course option, adapted for your company or sport. We run specialised First Aid courses for outdoor instructors covering First Aid emergency management in the many different environments encountered from caves to mountains. Our available courses are:
- Emergency First Aid at Work 1 Day
- 2 Day First Aid Training
- First Aid at Work 3 Day
- Bespoke Courses
For more details on each of our courses please scroll down.
We can arrange the venue, or run a course at your location if you prefer.
Unfortunately, we can only take group bookings of 4 or more and are unable to offer open courses for individual bookings.
All of our first aid courses include a practical assessment after which, upon successful completion, candidates are issued with a certificate valid for 3 years.
Emergency First Aid at Work 1 day
This basic 1 day course covers:
- Common work place injuries
- Unconscious casualty
- Managing an incident and the priorities of First Aid
Like most of our courses, there is flexibility to personalise this to your specific industry.
Please contact us for further information.
2 Day First Aid Training
On this 16 hour first aid course you will cover the basics of emergency life support, how to recognise different medical situations and deal with them appropriately.
This is the minimum level of qualification required by many National Governing Body award providers to be able to work in conjunction with the Mountain Leader and other awards schemes.
The aim of this course is to teach you to recognise, preserve life, prevent further injury, and to promote recovery.
Over the 16 hours you will cover:
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Personal safety
- Medical emergencies
- Trauma emergencies
- When to get help
- Unconscious casualty
We can also make adaptions to this course to suite your workplace and clients by giving extra focus to the types of first aid you are more likely to have to deal with.
First Aid at Work
The First Aid at Work course is 3 days long and covers everything you will need to know about first aid in the work place.
As well as covering the basics of how to assess a casualty you will learn about different types of incidents you may encounter in the workplace including:
- Treatment of an unconscious casualty
- Heart attacks and resuscitation
- Bleeding – internal, lacerations and amputations.
- Asthma and allergies
- Diabetes and low blood sugar
You will also learn about:
- Record keeping
- Maintaining and using a first aid kit
If your business is in a specialist field then please let us know and we can focus the training on a particular area.
Bespoke First Aid Courses
Any of our standard first aid courses can be adapted to suit your organisation allowing your staff to focus more on what they are more likely to encounter.
Courses can also be combined, for example, in conjunction with a rope rescue course on site for construction workers, or with an ERCA Instructor course for adventure industry rope course staff.
For outdoor instructors we offer the ability to focus on a specific environment such as a mountain side, cave, crag or any number of locations.
Please contact us for any further information .