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Aid in the outdoors - St John's Ambulance First Aid at work
First Aid is a required skill for many posts and is also
often needed for many NGB qualifications. Here is an overview of basic
first aid training from St John's Ambulance service, one of the UK's
key providers of training.
As a qualified First Aider you possess valuable life saving
St. John Ambulance is the UKs leading provider of First Aid training,
offering a range of courses to suit different needs.
Here are details of the First Aid at Work and Lifesaver courses offered
by St. John.
First Aid at Work
The First Aid at Work (statutory) course complies with the current Health
and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. Successful students receive
certificates to show they are qualified to be First Aiders in the workplace
(outdoors or indoors) for the next three years.
Q - What will I learn?
A - The knowledge and confidence to deal with any First Aid emergency
|Dealing with accidents and illness
||Treatment of a heart attack
|Using a First Aid kit
||Control of bleeding
|Simple record keeping
||Burns and scalds
|Treatment of an unconscious casualty
Course Duration - 4 days
Assessment - Multiple-choice question paper and practical skills test.
Insurance - Eligible to join St. John Ambulance insurance scheme after
Combined Lifesaver/Lifeserver Plus
This course is suitable for people who want a sound knowledge of First
Aid. Successful students receive certificates from St. John Ambulance
valid for the next three years.
Q - What will I learn
A - First Aid skills to handle a number of emergency situations
|Priorities of First Aid
||Internal and external bleeding
|Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (adult)
||Burns and Scalds
|Control of bleeding
||Injuries to muscles, joints and bones
Course Duration - 16 hours
Assessment - Continuous assessment by trainer
Insurance - Eligible to join the St. John Ambulance insurance scheme
In addition to the above, St. John offers a number of injury-specific
courses, for example Fractures, which includes muscle and ligament injury
and fractures of the collar, elbow and ribs.
For more information or to book a place on a course please visit www.sja.org.uk
- Make sure you contact your relevant sporting body to find out if you
require specific First Aid training in order to carry out your job.
The Health and Safety Executive website www.hse.gov.uk
contains information about First Aid in the workplace.
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