Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action

We can run open group courses or groups of up to 12 students for running clubs or event organisers. please just email us. info@challenge-running.co.uk


These courses comply with Emergency First Aid at Work requirements but within the ITC  Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action course. This is a course that is better suited to those working and taking part in activities in the outdoors, such as runners, walkers and other outdoors sports.


This course is suitable for regular EFAW needs but also a great course for trail runners who are out their own and get injured or come across a injured runner whilst out on the trails.


It would also be suitable for race directors who want to get their staff working on events some good outdoor first aid training by people who run events and are runners themselves and have experience of lots of events as a runner. organiers and first aiders.


ITC Level 3 Award Outdoors First Aid Emergency Action


This 8 hour course covers the content of Emergency First Aid at Work and applies this to an outdoor context. Suitable for teachers leading school trips or outdoor learning, Duke of Edinburgh leaders as well as volunteers helping on outdoor events.


The Outdoors First Aid Emergency Action course includes:


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 CPR;

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)


Safe best practice, related to outdoor environment

A systematic approach to incident management

Unconsciousness, causes and treatment

Managing contextualised scenarios

External bleeding, internal bleeding and shock

Resuscitation procedures including choking

Awareness of current regulations


Candidates are continually assessed in their practical skills throughout the course and must attend for the full minimum 8 hours.



Course Dates and locations:  We can do courses anywhere in th UK and on any dates we have availability for.


We can do bespoke training and courses for running clubs at request for discounted rates.


Please email info@challenge-running.co.uk

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