Farmers First Aid
Agriculture has one of the worst fatal accident and occupational ill-health records of any major employment sector. In 2010 to 2011 the HSE reported that 42 people were killed as a result of farming and other agriculture related injuries during the year. Less than 1.5% of the UK's working population are employed in the agriculture sector yet the sector is responsible for between 15 and 20% of all work place fatalities each year.
It is these shocking figures that prompted St John Wales to develop a first aid course specifically for farmers that deals with the most common types of injuries that occur in the agriculture sector.
What you will learn?
- Incident Management
- Treatment of an unconscious casualty
- Severe bleeding
- The treatment of lacerations, puncture wounds and amputations
- Treating a crushed casualty
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Burns and scalds, including Chemical burns
How is it assessed?
There’s no formal assessment - our highly experienced St John trainers will make sure you know what you’re doing by giving you plenty of advice and the chance to practice on our manikins until you’re confident.