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Start date: 27-11-2018
End date: 28-11-2018
Cost: POA

United Kingdom

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Trainer Details
Alan Ward

Alan Ward

Phone 02920 369280 / 07967 569058
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Trainer: Alan Ward (Senior REC Trainer) - International Mountain Leader with Bigfoot Services Limited (REC provider since 2000) Course timings: 0900 - 1700 What to bring: A full set of waterproofs and warm clothing - lunch (although there is a tea room with a wide range of meals and snacks) - notebook and pen First Aid Kits: Please feel free to bring your own equipment if you would like feedback on its suitibility Refreshments: Tea and coffee is available on a complimentary basis in the Beacons Room where the course is held. A course manual and supplementary notes are provided. Please note that mobile phone signal is poor in this area so if problems are encountered on Day 1 please contact Bigfoot Services Limited (Mrs Yolande Ward) on 02920 - 369280. Messages can also be left with the Visitor Centre Reception: Telephone 01874 623366 or via email at email at

A two day course (16 hours). The emergency first aid course is designed to introduce a systematic way of first aid for managing casualties. Topic learning and practicals intermixed with scenarios of real situations. The course includes:

  • The fundamental workings of the body, in particular the heart, lungs and airway
  • Assessing a casualty
  • Introduces a system to cope with all incidents as safely as possible
  • Deciding how to deal with an accident or incident
  • Awareness of delayed medical help and adverse environmental conditions

The Content

First aid training with the REC scheme is easy and fun. The course is progressive by building on each session, introducing new scenarios to test all techniques for:

  • Emergency: vital signs • emergency action • airway • unconscious • choking • bleeding • 

breathing and circulation • cpr

  • Environment: heat stress • cold stress • hot injuries • cold injuries
  • Illness: chest pain • stroke • asthma • epilepsy • diabetes
  • Injury: head • spine • chest • abdomen • pelvis • bones • soft tissue • eye
  • Rescue: transportation • communication

To accommodate the RYA syllabus our Emergency course will include understanding the differential for drowning, immersion and seasickness.

The Candidates

  • All candidates entering the REC scheme start with the emergency first aid module

The Qualification

  • The Emergency first aid course is certified for three years and is an entry point for the REC scheme. It is the approved course for RYA, BCU, MLTB.

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