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Training

Downside Farm is fully approved by the Health & Safety Executive to provide First-Aid Training & Qualifications. Our First Aid and Health and Safety training courses are a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical sessions that are designed to develop ability and most importantly practical confidence.


Emergency First Aid- Equestrian Specific
This Emergency First Aid Course has been adapted to suit the Equestrian Industry and is also ideal for people requiring Appointed Person status, in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations. The one day course includes both theory and practical sessions within a relaxed atmosphere that is designed to promote confidence.

The Emergency First Aid syllabus includes:

First Aid Priorities

Unconsciousness

Examining a Casualty

Regulations

Burns and Scalds

Basic Life Support

First Aid Kits

Control of Bleeding

Managing Incidents

Recording & Reporting

Equestrian Related Injuries

Falls & Trauma related Injuries

Certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment of the student, there is no formal final examination. Those students who complete the course and are deemed to have reached the required standard are issued with a certificate that is valid for a period of three years.


First Aid at Work
A full Health and Safety Executive (HSE) approved First Aid at Work course, in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
Once qualified, holders of this First Aid at Work certificate can be used as First Aiders in the workplace in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This course can be adapted to suit a particular audience, for example, clerical or engineering staff. The First Aid at Work course is run over four days and includes both theory and practical sessions. By arrangement the course can be run on non-consecutive days.

The First Aid at Work Syllabus Includes:

First Aid Priorities

Burns and Scalds

Managing Incidents

Heart Attacks

Basic Life Support

Eye Injuries

Examination of a Casualty

Dressings

Unconsciousness

Regulations

Control of Bleeding

Recording and Reporting

Fractures

First Aid Kits

Common Illnesses

 

Students are independently examined on the final afternoon of the course. Upon successful completion certification is valid for three years.

Other courses include Automated External Defibrillation, Manual Handling, Incident Scenario Practice & Basic Life Support and Oxygen Therapy Training.

For further information regarding any aspect of our First Aid courses contact Downside Farm or send an email

 

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