Emergency First Aid at Work– with Equestrian-Specific Supplement

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Emergency First Aid at Work– with Equestrian-Specific Supplement

A large riding establishment/livery yard with horses used for most disciplines including cross country and show jumping would have a greater need for first aid provision than a small livery yard where staff had minimal direct contact with the horses.

Many yards will have small numbers of employees but it is still deemed necessary to have at least one first aider available at all times. For establishments covering provision to the public it would be reasonable to expect to have a first aider present at all such times. 

Medi-K training offers this HSE complaint 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work Course which will give a complete overview of first aid procedures.  It is specifically designed for those who are involved in horse riding activities, including events, leisure and recreation.



7 hours (1 day)
A maximum of 12 students 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 at:

Horse riders/producers/competitors/grooms, Dressage, SJ, XC  instructors/trainers, Eventing instructors/trainers, Harness trainers/driving trainers, Polocrosse trainers/horseball trainers/, polo trainers, Showing instructors/ sidesaddle trainers, Western trainers, Vaulting trainers, Freelance instructors/trainers, Endurance trainers, Point to point/horse racing trainers, Equestrian organisations, groups and societies, Yards and stables, Equestrian colleges/education centres, Equestrian clubs – riding clubs, pony clubs and Hunts

Course syllabus and assessment

This course covers the following topics:

  1. Understand the role and responsibilities of an Emergency FirstAider
  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. Concussion
  8. Manage a casualty who is in shock
  9. 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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