FAW in the Outdoor Environment

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Outdoor Pursuits First Aid

Who is this qualification for?

A First Aid at Work course that is specifically for those working in Outdoor Environments and is aimed at learners who wish to become first-aiders in the workplace outdoor environment. This training meets the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 (First Aid Regulations 1981 & First Aid Regulations 1982 in NI).

For Groups

For up to 12 delegates

For Individuals

When joining us

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to attend 24 hours typically over three long days including breaks. 

Topics covered

Defining the role of the First Aider, the principles of First Aid procedures such as the DR -C-ABCDE approach. The course then works through the DR-C-ABCDE system with a series of inputs and scenarios. We cover signs of life, calling for help, airway issues, CPR and AED’s, bleeding and shock, casualty handling, deformities, common illnesses, hypothermia, hyperthermia, burns & scalds, poisoning, animal bites and stings and other minor ailments. First Aid kit requirements and the reporting of first aid incidents including RIDDOR. This course covers the requirement for HSE First Aid at Work in the Outdoor Environment and goes in to greater depth with longer activity related outdoor scenarios than the two-day Outdoor First Aid Course.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and a online multiple-choice theory exam. The outcome is pass or fail.

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