We are the outdoor, expedition and wilderness First Aid experts delivering courses for over 22 years.
When working outdoors it can take more time for professional help to arrive, therefore remote first aid is a crucial life-saving skill. We believe that the best way to gain these skills is through hands-on, practical outdoor first aid training, which is enjoyable and leaves people with the knowledge and confidence to know what to do in an emergency.
The course content is primarily based in the outdoors and recreates emergency scenarios to test your knowledge of responding to an incident where help is not immediately available. Our course is taught through a range of practical scenarios and casualty simulation using the wonderful outdoor space of either Merrist Wood College or Bramley Sports Fields.
This course is a Level 3 Outdoor First Aid course, and the content is based on current guidelines published by:
UK Resuscitation Council
Wilderness Medical Society
Currently accepted guidance and best-practice from medical advisory bodies and published evidence for the treatment of First Aid in a remote or wilderness context.
The course covers the following content:
Airway opening and Safe Airway position
Management of an unconscious casualty
CPR – remote protocols
Defibrillator in remote environments
Major trauma including crush injuries and suspension trauma
Head, neck, and spinal injury
Management of bone and joint injuries
Monitoring vital signs
Hypothermia – remote protocols
Hyperthermia and dehydration – remote protocols
Acute mountain sickness- HACE & HAPE
Management of fractures
Common medical emergencies
Asthma – remote protocols
Anaphylaxis – remote protocols
Heart attack and Angina
Please ensure that you check your National Governing Body’s requirements for First Aid.
Forestry Commission: Recent changes to Forestry Commission First Aid policy (2012) recommend those who work in the forestry industry attend training which includes additional topics relevant to the risks and nature or their work. We have produced an information sheet with more information for you to download here.
All delegates receive FREE skills update training annually as recommended by the Health and Safety Executive.
The cost of the training at our training room in Surrey is £215 inclusive of VAT, training certificate, refreshments, free parking, and online resources. SURREY HILLS MEMBERS RECEIVE 10% DISCOUNT. (please contact us directly to receive coupon code)