Outdoor First Aid

Skills to deal with first aid situations in an outdoor environment

Course Overview

Outdoor First Aid certifies participants to manage a casualty in the outdoor environment who may require emergency care until further assistance from the emergency services can be obtained. It is suitable for workers in rural and remote settings such as forest school practitioners and outdoor activity guides and will maintain the license to practice for those with Outdoor National Governing Body Instructor awards.

This course meets with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and Spanish workplace requirements. Our company and trainers meet with the requirements for training providers in both countries so we are able to award both the UK Basic Life Support, CPR & AED and the Spanish Soporte Vital Basico y DESA certifications.

Course Topics

During this two day course, learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of first aid situations typically encountered in the outdoor environment. Skills include:

  • Roles & responsibilities
  • Assessing an incident
  • Managing unresponsiveness
  • CPR & AED use
  • Shock
  • Heart attack and stroke
  • Choking
  • Head & Spinal Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Managing injuries & illnesses in the outdoor environment


Frequently asked questions

If you do not find the answers to your questions here simply contact us.

How many staff should be trained?

An employer is obliged to have sufficient number of personnel trained in first aid onsite to provide first aid within 3 minutes of that person becomming injured or ill. What is a sufficient will depend on factors such as the number of employees and activity of buisness.

Are courses in English or Spanish?

We can provide training in both English and Spanish languages and by fully qualified native speaking instructors ensuring participants leave feeling confident and have fully understood the concepts and topics.

What is the course timetable?

We are flexible with start and finish times to suit your workplace, with upto 1 hour for lunch on full day courses and coffee breaks. Courses are split into theory and practical sessions and durations can be found on the specific course detail page.

How many can be trained at once?

Guidance states that there should be a ratio of 1 instructor for every 8-12 participants during practical exercises and that there is sufficient material available. We can provide training for groups of just 6 participants up to 100 participants at a time.

Does my company require a defibrillator?

Legislation released in 2017 places an obligation on many workplaces including those with more than 250 employees, hotels, sports centres, education centres such as schools, colleges and universities as well dental pracices to install at least one defibrillator.

How long are certificates valid for?

Our courses meet with the Spanish Plan Nacional de RCP and UK HSE & Ofsted Guidelines meaning we dual certify all of our first aid courses. UK certifications are valid for 3 years while Spanish certifications are valid for 2 years.

Can my company reclaim the cost of training?

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