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Emergency First Response Course


In line with current government advice regarding social distancing, we have taken the decision to postpone all of our workshops scheduled to take place in March, April and May 2020.  Anyone who has booked onto one of these workshops will be contacted by email with further details regarding their booking.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is aware that people holding Offshore Medic (OM), Offshore First Aid (OFA), First Aid at Work (FAW) or Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificates nearing expiry date, might experience disruption to access to requalification training as a result of events or circumstances generated by the coronavirus pandemic. HSE’s current guidance on the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981: https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l74.pdf and the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989 https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l123.pdf is that those holding an OM, OFA, FAW or EFAW qualification should undertake retraining before their original certificate expires and HSE strongly recommends that  employers, and individuals holding those qualifications should plan for requalification training well in advance of expiry dates.     

If however requalification training is prevented for reasons associated directly with coronavirus or by complying with related government advice, it is reasonable and practical to extend the validity of current certificates by up to 3 months.  Anyone taking advantage of this extension should be able to describe clearly their reasons for delaying requalification training, and demonstrate steps they have taken to undertake the training, if required.  This guidance comes into effect for certificates expiring on or after 16th March 2020. HSE will review this matter over the coming months and will issue further statements as necessary. This extension does not currently apply to those holding an Emergency First Respone certificate.  If you are unsure whether this applies to you, please email joy@wiltssport.org with a photo of your surrent certificate.

The Department for Education supports the HSE statement regarding the extension of first aid certificates during coronavirus emergency and that it can be applied to paediatric first aid certificates held by staff in early years provision.

emergency first response:

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and AED aims to teach participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. The course focuses on primary care through a combination of easy to follow knowledge development sessions and practical skill’s development. This method helps to make sure participants have the confidence in their ability to provide care when emergency situations arise. The various sessions and skills are all delivered using a combination of DVD / Video shown on a large screen and both verbal and practical demonstrations given by the Instructor.

Primary Care (CPR) skills taught in this course:
  • Scene Assessment
  • Barrier Use
  • Primary Assessment
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Serious Bleeding Management
  • Shock Management
  • Spinal Injury Management
  • Conscious and Unconscious Choking Management
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Use

This is valid for 3 years* and is a Minimum Standard of Deployment requirement for coaches in Wiltshire. We advise you to check whether our course is accepted by your NGB.

* This qualification is valid for 3 years, but it is recommended that you complete a refresher after 2 years.  Please check with your NGB whether they require you to take the refresher. 

Reading  Writing Icon  This workshop involves a moderate amount of reading, writing and a multiple-choice test. 

Physical Elements Icon  This workshop involves moderate physical activity, including kneeling on the floor, bending and administering CPR. Participants must be able to complete these practical elements in order to pass the course. 

Accessibility Icon  Please note that some of our venues are located on the first floor and do not have wheelchair access.  If you have specific access or learning needs, please contact us prior to the event.

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