This course is aimed at human first aid for anyone involved with horses where the First Aid at Work qualification is needed in addition to specific injuries involved when working with horses and a course tailored to equestrian subjects. If you are involved in teaching riding or other activities you are required to have the BHS first aid qualification or the HSE First Aid at Work qualification. With this course we go one better and adapt a course that includes the approved FAW with extra subjects and apply the course the the equestrian world.

The First Aid at Work course (FAW) is ideal for most businesses whose risk assessment has identified that they require a fully trained first aider for their workplace. This course is available as a CPD certified qualification, all courses are delivered, evaluated and quality assured to meet the new guidelines set out by the HSE in October 2013 and meet the requirements of the First Aid at Work (First Aid) regulations 1981 and subsequent 2016 changes.

Also included to comply with the latest HSE and ERC guidelines, are Tourniquets and Haemostatic dressings.

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

This course must be at least 20 contact hours and run over a minimum of 3 day and the certificate is valid for 3 years. To renew you need to attend a 12 contact hour 2 day FAW requalification course.

We also offer a basic one day course for those who do not need the qualification for teaching or professional reasons called Basic Equestrian First Aid.

Also available, is a 2 day First Aid at Work Requalification course, just contact us for more information.

The course is classroom based with practical training using the most up to date equipment and presentation materials. Attendees are encouraged to use role play as a learning tool and questions are positively encouraged.

Training will also cover Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and an introduction to the practical use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, there is a legal requirement for all businesses to have in place at least, one First Aider per 100 employees, depending on the classification of business and risk assessments and factors.

All Resuscitation Council and Health & Safety Executive recommendations and regulations will be continually updated and included in all sessions, ensuring your employees receive the most accurate and up to date teaching.

We can also come to you and train your employees in your workplace. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Price – £150 per candidate for the 3 day course.
Price – £100 per candidate for the 2 day requalification.

Course Curriculum

Initial Care
First Aid at Work Regulations and Rules
Accident Reporting
Activating Emergency Medical Services
Scene safety and horse safety
Fears of First Aid
Barriers – gloves and face barriers
Initial Assessment and airway management
Unconscious Breathing and Recovery Position
Helmet removal
Cardiac Problems
The Heart
Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attacks and CPR
One Rescuer CPR
Compressions only CPR
CPR Handover to a Second Rescuer
Introduction to AED’s
Other Primary Care First Aid Problems
Adult Choking, Conscious and Unconscious
Serious Bleeding Management and Wounds
Shock Management and types of Shock
Spinal Injury Management
Specific Injury Management
Injury Assessment
Breaks, Fractures and Splinting
Strains and Sprains
Types of Wounds and Practice Bandaging different Injuries
Embedded Objects
Burns and Scalds
Head Injuries
Temperature Injuries – Heat Stroke, Heat Exhaustion and Hypothermia
Eye Injuries
Bites and Stings
Crush Injuries
Chest Injuries
Electrical Injuries
Illness Management
Illness Assessment
The Respiratory System and Hypoxia
Anaphylactic Shock
Heart Attack
Asthma and Respiratory Problems