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Catastrophic Bleeding & Tourniquets

This course is ideal for anyone working in a high risk environment where there could be a possibility of catastrophic bleeding and the need to use tourniquets e.g. agriculture, manufacturing.

We can offer this course as a bolt on to our First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work courses as well as a stand alone course. It is advised that those attending hold a first aid certificate.

Who it is for?

Anyone holding a first aid certificate who may find themselves in a high risk environment where they may need to deal with catastrophic bleeding e.g. agriculture, manufacturing.

What you will learn?

  • How to manage an incident
  • Use of a variety of bandages for catastrophic bleeding
  • Use of a tourniquet


There is no formal assessment on this course. Students are continually assessed by our highly experienced St John trainers.


All successful delegates will receive a St John Wales certificate, valid for 3 years.

Have you got the supplies your staff may need?

See our range of first aid kits to find one that suits your workplace, including our critical injury pack specifically for treating catastrophic bleeding.