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Equestrian First Aid at Work for riders


This ProTrainings course is aimed at human first aid for anyone involved with horses where the First Aid at Work qualification is needed in addition to specific injuries involved when working with horses and a course tailored to equestrian subjects. If you are involved in teaching riding or other activities you are required to have the BHS first aid qualification or the HSE First Aid at Work qualification. With this course, it includes the approved FAW with extra subjects that are needed in the equestrian world.

ProTrainings Vocational Training Qualifications (VTQ) are fully recognised by the HSE as Trade Body Qualifications.

The First Aid at Work course (FAW) is ideal for most businesses whose risk assessment has identified that they require a fully trained first aider for their workplace. This course is available as a ProTrainings CPD certified qualification, all courses are delivered, evaluated and quality assured to meet the new guidelines set out by the HSE in October 2013 and meet the requirements of the First Aid at Work (First Aid) regulations 1981 and subsequent 2016 changes.

Also included to comply with the latest HSE and ERC guidelines, are Tourniquets and Haemostatic dressings. 

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

This course must be at least 20 contact hours and run over a minimum of 3 days and the certificate is valid for 3 years. To renew you need to attend a 12 contact hour 2-day FAW requalification course.  In May 2016 the HSE and Awarding Organisations announced that computer-based blended training is now allowed for all workplace first aid courses.

You can now renew your First Aid at Work qualification, with one day of classroom training after completing this online course. Reduce your training and travel costs by using our engaging, blended online video-based course. Learn at your pace, one to one with your instructor at a time that suits you.

This blended FAW Requalification course meets all of the requirements under the HSE and Awarding Organisations and is available as a ProTrainings or Regulated Qualification.

If you prefer the traditional 2 days First Aid at Work Requalification course, we can do that too, just contact us for more information.

A modern approach to training backed up by years of experience delivering online, blended and classroom courses. Clear, concise and engaging, when you choose ProTrainings you reduce the cost, not the quality of your training.

 Candidates completing our FAW courses receive access to our video library for refreshing skills and reference

We also offer a basic one-day course for those who do not need the qualification for teaching or professional reasons called Basic Equestrian First Aid.

  • Riding instructors
  • People requiring the HSE FAW for workplace
  • Initial Care
    • First Aid at Work Regulations and Rules
    • Accident Reporting
    • Activating Emergency Medical Services
    • Scene safety and horse safety
    • Fears of First Aid
    • Barriers - gloves and face barriers
    • Initial Assessment and airway management
    • Unconscious Breathing and Recovery Position
    • Helmet removal
  • Cardiac Problems
    • The Heart
    • Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attacks and CPR
    • One Rescuer CPR
    • Compressions only CPR
    • CPR Handover to a Second Rescuer
    • Introduction to AED's
  • Other Primary Care First Aid Problems
    • Adult Choking, Conscious and Unconscious
    • Serious Bleeding Management and Wounds
    • Shock Management and types of Shock
    • Spinal Injury Management
  • Specific Injury Management
    • Injury Assessment
    • Breaks, Fractures and Splinting
    • Strains and Sprains
    • Types of Wounds and Practice Bandaging different Injuries
    • Embedded Objects
    • Burns and Scalds
    • Head Injuries
    • Poisoning
    • Temperature Injuries - Heat Stroke, Heat Exhaustion and Hypothermia
    • Eye Injuries
    • Bites and Stings
    • Crush Injuries
    • Chest Injuries
    • Electrical Injuries
  • Illness Management
    • Illness Assessment
    • The Respiratory System and Hypoxia
    • Diabetes
    • Anaphylactic Shock
    • Heart Attack
    • Angina
    • Stroke
    • Asthma and Respiratory Problems
    • Hyperventilating