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Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 9:00am
Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer
Mertyr Tydfil, CF48 2UR
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Join British Heart Foundations award winning trainer Alan Ward for this REC L2 specialist outdoor emergency First Aid course in the Brecon Beacons.

A two day course (16 hours). The emergency first aid course is designed to introduce a systematic way of first aid for managing casualties. Topic learning and practicals intermixed with scenarios of real situations. The course includes:


The fundamental workings of the body, in particular the heart, lungs and airway
Assessing a casualty
Introduces a system to cope with all incidents as safely as possible
Deciding how to deal with an accident or incident
Awareness of delayed medical help and adverse environmental conditions

The Content

First aid training with the REC scheme is easy and fun. The course is progressive by building on each session, introducing new scenarios to test all techniques for:


Emergency: vital signs • emergency action • airway • unconscious • choking • bleeding •
breathing and circulation • cpr

Environment: heat stress • cold stress • hot injuries • cold injuries
Illness: chest pain • stroke • asthma • epilepsy • diabetes
Injury: head • spine • chest • abdomen • pelvis • bones • soft tissue • eye
Rescue: transportation • communication

The Candidates


All candidates entering the REC scheme start with the emergency first aid module

The Qualification


The Emergency first aid course is certified for three years and is an entry point for the REC scheme. It is the approved course for RYA, BCU, MLTB.
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 9:00am
Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer
Mertyr Tydfil, CF48 2UR
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Join British Heart Foundations award winning trainer Alan Ward for this REC L2 specialist outdoor emergency First Aid course in the Brecon Beacons.

A three day (minimum 18 hours) modular course. The course is for statutory and workplace needs. The FAW course is designed to introduce a systematic method of first aid for managing casualties. The course is a balance of learning and practical intermixed with scenarios of real situations. The course includes:

The fundamental workings of the body, in particular, the heart, lungs and airway
Recognising the difference between – healthy; ill; injured
Recording the baseline measurements of the vital body functions
Introduces a system to cope with all incidents as safely as possible
Covers the HSE syllabus for first aiders at work according to the ’81 and ’97 regulations and the UK and European Resuscitation guidelines

The Content

First aid training with the REC scheme is easy and fun. The course is progressive by building on each session, introducing new scenarios to test all techniques for:

Emergency: vital signs • emergency action • airway • unconscious • choking • bleeding •
breathing and circulation • cpr

Environment: heat stress • cold stress • hot injuries • cold injuries
Health & Safety: recording accidents • RIDDOR • FAW regulations • first aid kits • sick room
Illness: chest pain • stroke • asthma • epilepsy • diabetes • minor ailments
Injury: head • spine • chest • abdomen • pelvis • bones • soft tissue • eye
Rescue: transportation • communication
Assessment: reviews learning during course • practical assessment • external assessors

The Assessment

HSE First Aid at Work course is externally assessed by qualified Assessors by observation of practical skills and oral questions.

The Candidate

Will be able to take control of an incident until a nurse, doctor or ambulance arrives
Is able to cope with common occurrences – illness; injury; collapse; rescue
Is able to fulfill health and safety requirements for the HSE First Aid at Work
All candidates must feel confident and have competence to deliver as a First Aider at work.

The Qualification


First Aid at Work is an HSE approved course valid for 3 years
Ability to maintain statutory first aid requirements for a place of work according to HSE ’81 and ’97 regulations
Can be updated by a 2 day refresher course before expiry of original 3 year certificate
Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 9:00am
Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer
Mertyr Tydfil, CF48 2UR
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Off Site Safety Management is certificated by the Royal Geographical Society.

This course is a must for those involved in planned visits in the UK or overseas. Spread over two days, it offers an in depth look at the safety management issues involved in planning, managing and evaluating local visits, fieldtrips, residentials and exchanges.

The course includes workshops on BS8848 - 2014 The Guide to the British Standard for Adventurous Activities Outside the UK. BS11200:2014 Crisis Management Guidance and Good Practice will also be introduced.

The Off-Site Safety Management course (OSSM) was designed in response to concerns about safety in off-site activities. It addresses the content of legislation in this area and provides an
opportunity for attendees to explore the application of the legislation in practical situations.

The OSSM course will be appropriate for those working in a range of different situations where they are responsible for taking children/young people/adults out of their everyday environments
(e.g. on geography or environmental field trips, on sporting away events, on organised activities). It aims to equip attendees with the ability to apply knowledge, understanding and problem solving
skills in a range of contexts.

A REC L4 Expedition First Aid course follows on from this course at the same location.
Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 9:00am
Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer
Mertyr Tydfil, CF48 2UR
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Please visit www.bigfootservices.co.uk and send the Contact Form for a full Course Outline.
Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 9:30am
Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer
Mertyr Tydfil, CF48 2UR
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Who the course is for:
Anyone in a management or supervisory role.

Why it works:
Designed for managers and supervisors in any sector and in any country
Provides the knowledge and tools required to manage safely
Flexibility of delivery that suits your business
Efficient and effective learning – health, safety and environmental basics covered in a single programme
Managers can attend the Managing Safely Refresher course three years after completion

What to expect:
Memorable and thought-provoking facts and case studies
Modules backed by clear examples and recognisable scenarios
Summaries to reinforce key points
Checklists and materials supplied for subsequent use in the workplace
Interactive quiz and discussions
Practical exercise based on the operations of a real business
Successful delegates awarded a Managing Safely certificate

Top 5 business benefits:
Greater productivity – fewer hours lost to sickness and accidents
Improved organisation-wide safety awareness culture and appreciation of safety measures
Active staff involvement to improve the workplace
Internationally recognised certification for managers and supervisors
Enhanced reputation within the supply chain

Top 5 delegate benefits:
Ensures you can assess and control risks and hazards
Ensures you understand your own responsibilities for safety and health
Enables you to investigate incidents
Empowers you to measure your own performance
Allows for personal reflections on good practice
Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at 10:00am
Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer
Mertyr Tydfil, CF48 2UR
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The NNAS has launched the NNAS Tutor Award, a course for those who teach navigation. It is a recognition that just because one can personally navigate it doesn’t follow that one can teach it!

Who are the courses for?

Over the next three years (from November 2016) all current award providers and their staff will have to attend this CPD-accredited course in order to continue to offer bronze-level NNAS courses.
Successful completion of the NNAS Tutor Award will also enable those without a higher hill or mountain walking qualification but with experience and interest in the outdoors to help teach on a Bronze award under the guidance of a registered NNAS Bronze provider.

The course is a mixture of indoor and outdoor practical sessions and offers the opportunity for candidates to discuss their own methodology as well as learning new techniques from others.