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Outdoor First Aid 0510

5 October 2023 @ 9:00 AM - 6 October 2023 @ 5:00 PM
Day 1: 05 October 2023 | 9:00am – 5:00pm
Day2: 06 October 2023 | 9:00am – 5:00pm

The WorkSafe Outdoor First Aid programme is a programme of learning designed to meet with specific criteria of many outdoor organisations including: Mountain Training England (MTE), British Cycling (BC) and other similar organisations that stipulate a minimum criteria of subjects that candidates must cover.

WorkSafe Outdoor First Aid is equally suitable for anyone who is involved with outdoor activities of any kind and is particularly suitable for those people working with, supervising or leading groups of people in the outdoors where attendance of emergency services may be delayed.


The content of the programme also meets with the recommendations for Appointed Persons in the workplace under The Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. These regulations are defined in the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Approved Code of Practice and Guidance (ACOP) document L74.

The syllabus for WorkSafe Outdoor First Aid has been derived from criteria laid down by the above organisations and bodies and is also based on best practice from the industry. It is a 2 day course with 16 hours of recommended guided learning


What’s Covered


Assess and prioritise a first aid incident in remote areas, including multiple casualties scenarios


Deal with an unconscious casualty


Perform basic life support


Control bleeding and manage shock


Monitor and record casualties condition


Recognise and deal with a wide range of common injuries & illness's


Recognise and manage hypothermia and other cold related injuries


Practice casualty immobilisation and evacuation techniques


Casualty handover to professional persons/services


Maintain first aid kits both for base & off site use



The core syllabus is taken from the HSE Emergency First Aid at Work guidance and stipulates that on completion candidates should be able to undertake the following actions:

understand the role of the first aider, including reference to:
the use of available equipment
the need for recording incidents and actions
the importance of basic hygiene in first-aid procedures
assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious and/or in seizure
administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (Including AED use)
administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded or bleeding and/or in shock
administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries
Additional subjects which are included in 2 day outdoor course are

Managing Unconsciousness in the Outdoors
Secondary Survey & Monitoring Vital Signs
Getting Help / Casualty Report Form
Medical Emergencies
Cardiac Emergencies
Environmental Conditions (Heat/Cold injuries)
Fractures & Soft Tissue Injuries
Head, Neck and Back Injuries
Moving and Carrying
Managing Casualties Outdoors & Improvised Shelters
Basic Triage

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5 October 2023 @ 9:00 AM
6 October 2023 @ 5:00 PM
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East Barnby
2 Wades Lane
East Barnby, North Yorkshire YO21 3SA United Kingdom
01423 711287
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North Yorkshire Outdoor Learning Service
01609 797777
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