This qualification indicates an individual can undertake the role of Outdoor First Aider in the more rural and remote areas of the British Isles where professional emergency assistance may be more than 10 minutes away

The need for an Outdoor First Aider might have been identified by a workplace first aid needs assessment, and can be relied upon by employers to satisfy the due diligence requirements of the HSE for first aid training providers.

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. The EFAW course fully meets the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

This is a Regulated First Aid course

There are no prerequisite entry requirements for this qualification.

Prospective candidates are to be advised that they should have should have literacy and numeracy competency appropriate for the qualification

Day 1 of this course is also the Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action course and these two courses may be combined should there be a mix of students needing 1 day or 2 days. The total number of students cannot exceed 12 per trainer, however.

 

Course Duration

16 hours

Minimum age

16

Individual Price

£150

Group price

£950

Group Pricing assumes that the Client provides a suitable training venue


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. The EFAW course fully meets the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

The syllabus is as follows:-

Day 1 (Same as Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action course)

  •  Understand the scope of first aid in the outdoors.
  • Be able to interpret vital sign information whilst responding to an emergency incident in the outdoors.
  • Be able to assess an emergency incident in the outdoors.
  • Be able to respond to an incident involving an unresponsive casualty with normal breathing, in the outdoors.
  • Be able to respond to an incident involving an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally, in the outdoors.
  • Be able to respond to an incident involving a choking casualty in the outdoors.
  • Be able to respond to an incident involving blood loss in the outdoors.

Day 2

  • Be able to apply incident management and casualty assessment principles in the outdoors.
  • Be able to respond to an incident involving limb injury in the outdoors.
  • Be able to respond to an incident involving a casualty with a head, neck or torso injury in the outdoors.
  • Be able to respond to an incident involving medical conditions or sudden illness in the outdoors.
  • Be able to respond to an incident involving the effects of cold and heat in the outdoors.
  • Be able to respond to an incident involving activity or environmental factors in the outdoors.