Outdoor First Aid

The 2 day (16 hour) Outdoor First Aid course is a standard course for outdoor instructors. This series of blogs will help those who work in the outdoors to learn more about adapting first aid skills to their environment.

Whether taking groups hill walking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking or ski-ing this is the course for outdoor instructors. The course is also appropriate for Forest Schools and Outdoor Woodland Learning groups, countryside rangers, ecologists and estate workers.

4 Steps to Treat Sunburn

4 Steps To Treat Sunburn

When it comes to sunburn we know that prevention is better than a cure and that we should avoid becoming sunburnt in the first place, but accidents happen, and sometimes we do end up sporting the lobster look.  It can be tricky to identify whether you or someone with you is becoming burnt, especially in bright…

Diabetes – what a first aider should know

What is diabetes? Diabetes is the inability of the body to make insulin. Insulin allows blood glucose (sugars) to enter the cells and fuel our bodies. With Type 1 diabetes, your body breaks down carbohydrates from food and turns it into glucose. When the glucose enters the bloodstream, there’s no insulin to allow it into…

Asthma in Action

Updated May, 2021 Around 5.4 million people In the UK are currently diagnosed with asthma. About 8% of the population or one in every 12 adults and one in every 11 children. It is a chronic and potentially fatal disease. Around 1500 people die every year in the UK as a result of asthma. In…

BS8599-1 Large Workplace Kit

What should I put in my First Aid Kit?

Updated May, 2021 A common session in all of our First Aid courses is “What should I put in my first Aid Kit?” Although there are various list of suggested contents, students are always interested in our opinion as trainers too. Ultimately, the straight answer is “include whatever you think you might need”. But how…

A tick perched on top of a blade of grass

Tick removal and understanding Lyme Disease

Updated May, 2021 Why should we be concerned about ticks? Ticks are small arachnids that feed on the blood of birds and mammals, including humans. They may carry a range of pathogens (bacteria, viruses, protozoans etc) that are then transmitted to the host when they bite. It is important to remove an attached tick as…

A Forest School leader with children in a woodland

5 Top Tips for Emergency Planning for Outdoor Learning

Whatever your background – teacher, PSA, Sessional worker or Forest School leader, everyone is bound by a professional duty of care to keep your participants safe and to be able to respond effectively in case of emergency. There are vast amounts of information on how to do this and many organisations will have a set…

A brown adder in heather

Advice on Adder Bites

Last updated: April, 2021 Advice on Adder Bites In this article we’ll discuss bites from Adders – the UK’s only venomous snake, and something you may well see if out walking, if you are lucky! They usually like to bask in the sun on rocks, and will be more surprised to see you than you…

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