Course Details

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. As well as covering Emergency First Aid at Work the course will consider first aid scenarios in regions with limited paramedic support including remote and challenging environments.

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:

  • Casualty assessment
  • Conscious and unconscious casualty care
  • Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Treatment of major and minor bleeds
  • Limb immobilisation
  • Chest, abdominal and spinal injury
  • Movement of casualties
  • First aid kits and medical supplies
  • Practical, hands-on exercises

NB. Successful candidates will receive a certificate in Emergency First Aid at Work and a statement of training for the advanced elements of the course.


There are currently no scheduled dates for this course.

For further information contact Safety Office.