Outdoor First Aid

Our wilderness/remote/outdoor first aid course is a 2-day

16 hour outdoor first aid course.

It covers the requirements of National Governing Body (NGB) Instructor Awards.

We run our own Outdoor First Aid courses. These outdoor first aid courses meet the requirements of outdoor NBGs and are very practical. Firstly the course uses a large number of scenarios to help with understanding. Secondly the trainers use little PowerPoint in preference to hands on training. Thirdly a good part of the second day is spent outdoor honing skills learned indoors.

The Outdoor First Aid courses are fun, interactive and build the techniques required to confidently deal with incidents in remote settings. This helps to make learning easy but meaningful.

We can run courses at your venue. Group size can vary from 4-12 people.


Course contents –

* Vital signs – breathing, level of consciousness, temperature, colour & Casualty Monitoring

* Incident management – a systematic approach to managing first aid incidents. ABCDE

* Airway Management – causes and treatment of unconscious collapse. Recovery Position and other Safe Airway Positions

* Breathing Problems – cardiac arrest CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), drowning CPR, heart attack, angina, choking

* Circulation Problems – Internal bleeding, external bleeding and treatment for shock. Bandaging issues

* Damage – treatment of injury: chest, abdomen, pelvis, leg & arm, including remote improvised techniques

* Head and spinal injuries and helmet removal techniques and spinal management

* Environmental Considerations – hypothermia, hyperthermia and cold injuries

* Common Illnesses – asthma, diabetes and epilepsy

* Other Illnesses – Weils disease, Lyme disease, Tick-borne Encephalitis, etc

* Animal bites and stings

* Awareness of current regulations

* Triage

* Outdoor incident scenarios – practice those skills


To book a course please call us on 0333 4330 731 (free to mobile and landlines callers) or mobile 07585723763

or email us at info@outdoor-first-aid-courses.com

Our courses meet the requirements of the Mountain Training Association & we meet the HSE standards for ‘Due Diligence‘ for first aid providers.