This is a course in “Farrier Specific” emergency first aid and is taught by first aid professionals that deal with the serious injuries that the farrier profession experience regularly. Where an organisation’s First Aid needs assessment identifies that there is a requirement for Emergency First Aid at Work practitioners, then this course in Emergency First Aid at Work satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid - the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

CPD points can also be claimed with the Farriers Registration Council on completion of this course.

This course is suitable for: all registered farriers/blacksmiths, approved Training Farriers and farrier groups across the UK that regularly engage in a variety of activities both educational and social. 

It is recommend that ALL farriers continue their professional education throughout the course of their careers. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) may be undertaken in a variety of formats, both theoretical and practical. Since 2014, it has been mandatory for ATFs to complete a minimum of 10 CPD points each year; from January 2016, all newly registered farriers have also been required to undertake CPD.

Ideal for farriers wishing to improve their skills - not only for personal ability & interest in farriery, but as well as to gain experience & accumulate CPD points along the way.


First Aid Training Co-operative exceed the HSE Employers' Due Diligence requirements for first aid training providers.

We have ISO9001 Certification and are also members of the Federation of First Aid Training Organisations.

You can rely on our quality assured systems for the correct accreditation of your course.

Certificate Validity

3 Years

Course Content List

Emergency First Aid at Work core course content:

  • Vital signs
  • Incident management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents - ABC
  • Airway Management – causes and treatment of unconscious collapse
  • Recovery Positions and other safe airway positions
  • Breathing Problems - cardiac arrest CPR in adults and children, 
  • Heart attack, Angina and other medical emergencies
  • AED / Defibrillator use
  • Choking in adults and children
  • Circulation Problems – Internal bleeding, external bleeding and treatment for Shock
  • Bandaging issues
  • Minor injury (cuts, splinters, minor burns)
  • Accident reporting

Additional equestrian content varies according to the specific group, but may include a selection from the following: 

  • Traumatic injuries from kicks
  • Head and facial Injuries
  • Serious burns

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