Emergency First Aid at Work + Forestry & Fieldsports - 8 hours

Emergency First Aid for Forestry and Fieldsports - 8 hours

If you or your staff lives, works or plays in the countryside and time is short for lengthy courses; this is the answer for you. With specific application to field sport, forestry, farming, and fishing participants, it provides a prudent safety solution for all types of remote workers and rural communities, where immediate medical assistance may not be instantly forthcoming.

This comprehensive and intense course uses skilful management of the 8hr duration to a course which covers the regulatory requirements for forestry workers but also includes extra rural relevant topics such as arm and leg injuries, falls from height, spinal and internal injuries, dog bites, fishhook removal and accidental gunshot wounds amongst others.

The course is delivered in a practical active learning manner and covers real world improvised techniques, with instruction not only on helping others but also self-help guidance in case the lone first aider is himself the casualty.

The course takes your First Aid skills beyond the basics of contrived urban based courses to deal confidently with real world rural incidents.

Sample course contents listed below:

Vital signs – breathing, level of consciousness, temperature, colour & Casualty Monitoring

Incident management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents. ABCDE

Airway Management – causes and treatment of unconscious collapse. Recovery Position and other Safe Airway Positions

Breathing Problems - cardiac arrest CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), drowning CPR, heart attack, angina, choking

Circulation Problems – Internal bleeding, external bleeding and treatment for shock. Bandaging issues

Chain saw and chain shot injuries

Damage – treatment of injury: chest, abdomen, pelvis, leg & arm

Head and spinal injuries and spinal management

Common Illnesses – asthma, diabetes and epilepsy

Lymme Disease

Dealing with burns

Dealing with poisons

Animal bites and stings

Awareness of current regulations

Incident reporting and RIDDOR

Course for - Forestry workers, gillies, deerstalkers, fishermen, wildfowlers, gamekeepers, fieldsports enthusiasts.

Content to be confirmed on booking, please call the office for more details.

Our courses meet the HSE standards for 'Due Diligence' for first aid providers.

Accreditation - The First Aid Training Co-operative is an ISO 9001:2015 certified organisation. You can reply on our quality assured systems for the appropriate training assessment and accreditation of your course. The Co-op is also a member of the Scottish First Aid Association and operative is insured through the Association of First Aiders, whom we are also members.

Contact Us to book a group course at your venue for group sizes of four people upwards.

333 4330731 Office (free call from landlines or mobiles)
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