First Aid at Work Refresher

This two-day course is a refresher for those people who have previously attended a full 4 day Health & Safety at Work course. Successful completion of this course revalidates your HSE status for 3 years. 

The course syllabus covers the practical application of first aid with a particular emphasis on first aid in an outdoor environment. It is particularly suitable for leaders of groups such as Teachers or Youth Leaders who are likely to find themselves in outdoor or remote locations. 

The practical nature of the course allows plenty of time to practice hands on and thereby develop a greater level of confidence in skills newly learnt.

We place a strong emphasis on a realistic approach to first aid.

There is an element of assessment within the course in order to gain a certificate to display competence at the required level and to revalidate your full HSE First Aid at Work Qualification.

The course cost includes all instruction, accommodation and course materials. 

All First Aid courses provided by Devon Outdoor Learning are approved by the Health & Safety Executive through Mountain Medicine.

Training Objectives

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:

  • Provide emergency first aid at work

Understand the role of the first-aider including reference to:

  • The importance of preventing cross infection
  • The need for recording incidents and actions
  • Use of available equipment
  • Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
  • Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)

Administer first aid to a casualty with:

  • Injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries
  • Chest injures
  • Burns and scalds
  • Eye injures
  • Sudden poisoning
  • Anaphylactic shock

Recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes)

  • Manage casualty handling in the outdoors
  • Manage casualty in a remote location
  • Administer first aid to a casualty suffering from the effects of hot and cold weather