First Aid at Work – with Equestrian-Specific Supplement

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First Aid at Work – with Equestrian-Specific Supplement

This is a course in "Equestrian Specific" emergency first aid and is taught by health care professionals that deal with these equestrian related injuries on a daily basis. This course also adheres to the Health & Safety Executive requirements and provides delegates with a nationally recognised First Aid qualification.

This course is suitable for anyone working within the equestrian industry (Instructor, groom, eventer or horse owner) wishing to gain knowledge of emergency procedures and attain a recognised qualification in First Aid, and be eligible for the register of instructors. This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level.

This comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of First Aid emergencies,enabling all Participants to deal with an emergency situation with confidence in a prompt,safe and effective way.

£1550 + VAT
18 hours (3 days)
A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and all learners must be a minimum of 16 years of age.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for a wide variety or equestrians including:

Equine vets & farriers, 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:
  • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Resuscitation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty/rider
  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
  • Bandaging
  • Fractures and spinal injuries/immobilisation
  • Heart attacks
  • Choking
  • Control of bleeding
  • Head injuries
  • Helmet and body protector removal
  • Eye injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Chest injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Burns
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Stroke


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.

This course is accepted by the BHS for their register of instructors.

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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.


What a brilliantly presented course, well done Kay, you have an exuberant and refreshing style, that keeps the students interested and entertained.
I had a great day and learned loads. Many, many thanks

Di Sealey

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