Emergency First Aid At Work - Vet Specific Supplements

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Emergency First Aid At Work - Vet Specific Supplements

Developed in conjunction with BEVA this is a course in "Equine Veterinary" Emergency first Aid and using practice based scenarios such as respiratory tract endoscopy that results in a head injury to the vet or a member of staff crushed by fractious horse this course will cover how to assess serious injuries, perform essential first aid and aim to mitigate risks in the future.

The course focuses on serious injuries within the equine veterinary profession, to include most commonly seen topics and scenarios and mitigating the risk of serious injuries within the industry.

Following the findings from the BEVA 2014 injuries survey, that showed Equine Vets have the highest risk of any civilian occupation, this must attend course will address a range of traumatic/ medical conditions which can be prevalent in the equine veterinary industry on a daily basis.

£530 + VAT
7 hours (1 day )
A maximum of 12 equine vets can be accommodated on this course and all learners must be a minimum of 14 years of age.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is aimed specifically at equine vets and veterinary staff.

Course syllabus and assessment

This course covers the following topics:
  1. Understand the role and responsibilities of an Emergency First Aider
  2. Know how to assess an incident
  3. Manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  4. Manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  5. Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  6. Manage a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
  7. Manage a casualty who is in shock
  8. Understand how to manage a casualty with a minor injury


Assessment is on-going by the instructor, and a three year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria.

In addition, the HSE strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours. 

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Proud members of the First Aid Training Co-operative who certificate and quality assure all of our courses

  • First aid Instructors are qualified to the highest standard with experience of using first aid in the equine industry.
  • All instructors have undergone comprehensive training themselves, enabling them to deliver a consistent and up-to-date quality course
  • All our Instructors are DBS checked

Convenient & flexible

Courses are arranged on a day, time and at a location to suit you. The cost and time of travelling are eliminated so yard duties can be tended to during the day.

All courses are bespoke to your riding establishment, with training tailored to meet your needs whether you are a riding club, polo club, hunt club, driving or pony club.


An excellent first aid course, Aled was an excellent instructor, we all had fun as well as learning new and interesting skills, first class in every way and would certainly book again when required, many thanks xxx 

Wendy Lilian Coe

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