REC Advanced First Aid At Work In The Outdoor Environment
REC First Aid Award
You'll learn about doing basic first aid in remote locations for longer periods of time. As well as receiving a refresher you will be pushed harder during scenarios to make your casualties more comfortable and keep them alive. We will examine some extra pieces of kit but this is not the key aim of this course.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
We Will Cover
Defining the role of the First Aider, the principles of First Aid and First Aid procedures such as DrABCDE. The course then works through the DrABCDE system with a series of inputs and scenarios. We cover signs of life, calling for help, airway issues, CPR and AED’s, bleeding and shock, casualty handling, deformities, common illnesses, Hypothermia, Hyperthermia, burns, poisoning bites and stings and other minor ailments. First Aid kit requirements and the reporting of first aid incidents including RIDDOR. This course covers the requirement for HSE First Aid at Work and goes in to greater depth with longer outdoor scenarios. We also take a look at some 'next level' equipment and techniques.
Candidates must have attended a First Aid at Work course within the last three years; ideally a REC First Aid at Work in the Outdoor Environment now known as REC Mountain First Aid.
Why Choose Plas y Brenin?
Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.
If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself. We may also be able to arrange a transfer from Llandudno Junction train station, subject to availability. We would need a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your course start date – please contact reception to learn more.
When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.