Fieldwork Training

Training Courses

  • Emergency First Aid for Fieldworkers

Who should attend?

Essential first aid skills for any individual undertaking fieldwork.


 

Course Details

University Policy Statement on 'Safety in Fieldwork' (S5/07) emphasises the importance of risk assessment, pre-expedition and contingency planning, communication and training for all fieldwork activities. First aid training is considered to be an important element in such preparation and is strongly recommended for all fieldworkers, whether the work is undertaken in the UK or overseas.

The Safety Office has arranged for a specialist training provider to run an emergency first aid course. It is principally aimed at individuals who have attended fieldwork safety training courses, although others may attend. The course is certified by HSE approved organisations and will consider issues related to operating in remote environments, as well as covering first aid essentials and the latest protocols.

Please note that due to the interactive nature of the training the number of places is strictly limited. Individuals who attend on the day, without having reserved a place, will be turned away.

The indicative course content is shown for information:

  • Accident procedures - vital life saving systems for assessing and treating unconscious casualties
  • Resuscitation and choking - applying the latest protocols for dealing with non-breathing casualties
  • Bleeding and fractures - dealing with major bleeds and fractures.
  • Specific hazards associated with tropical / remote locations
  • First aid kits and medical supplies
  • Scenarios - putting the theory into practice

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  • Fieldwork Planning and Supervision

Who should attend?

Expedition leaders, supervisors and others responsible for managing fieldwork / fieldworkers, or for individuals who review and approve fieldwork risk assessments.



Course Details

The University Policy Statement on 'Safety in Fieldwork' (S5/07) emphasises the importance of risk assessment, thorough pre-expedition and contingency planning, good communication and adequate training.

To assist with training the Safety Office has arranged for a specialist training provider to run fieldwork courses covering these fundamental aspects of expedition planning and fieldwork. Fieldskills Expedition Services have extensive experience in organising adventure expeditions and preparing fieldworkers in UK and in remote areas around the world, and have also collaborated with other Universities in fieldwork training and preparation.

Fieldwork supervisors and expedition leaders are encouraged to attend. Please note that due to the interactive nature of the training the number of places will be strictly limited. Individuals who attend on the day, without having reserved a place, will be turned away.

An indicative programme is attached for information, although this may be subject to minor changes depending on the interests of the delegates.

  • Fieldwork / expedition planning
  • Risk assessment
  • Communications
  • Systems of support, contingency planning and back-up
  • Planning phase scenarios
  • Practical phase scenarios
  • Post fieldwork reviews - positive and negative feedback, refining the risk assessment
  • Summary and questions

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  • Fieldwork Safety Overseas

Who should attend?

Research staff and graduate students planning fieldwork projects overseas.



Course Details

The University Policy Statement on 'Safety in Fieldwork' (S5/07) emphasises the importance of risk assessment, thorough pre-expedition and contingency planning, good communication and adequate training for all fieldwork activities, whether based in the UK or overseas.

To assist with training the Safety Office has arranged for a specialist training provider to run fieldwork courses covering these fundamental aspects of expedition planning and fieldwork. Fieldskills Expedition Services have extensive experience in organising adventure expeditions and preparing fieldworkers for remote areas around the world, and have also collaborated with other Universities in fieldwork training and preparation.

Fieldwork supervisors and expedition leaders are also encouraged to attend.

An indicative programme is shown for information, but may be subject to minor changes depending on the interests of the attending delegates.

  • Expedition planning, logistics
  • Information gathering
  • Risk assessment
  • Provisioning and equipment
  • Changing circumstances - dynamic risk assessment practical
  • Communications
  • Crisis and incident management
  • Evacuation
  • Practical scenarios
  • Wrap-up and questions

Please note that due to the interactive nature of the training the number of places will be strictly limited. Individuals who attend on the day, without having reserved a place, will be turned away.

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