Emergency First Aid for Fieldworkers

17 Nov

University Policy Statement on 'Safety in Fieldwork' (S5/07) emphasises the importance of risk assessment, pre-expedition and contingency planning, communication and training for all fieldwork activities. First aid training is considered to be an important element in such preparation and is strongly recommended for all fieldworkers, whether the work is undertaken in the UK or overseas.

The Safety Office has arranged for a specialist training provider to run an emergency first aid course. It is principally aimed at individuals who have attended fieldwork safety training courses, although others may attend. The course is certified by HSE approved organisations and will consider issues related to operating in remote environments, as well as covering first aid essentials and the latest protocols.

Please note that due to the interactive nature of the training the number of places is strictly limited. Individuals who attend on the day, without having reserved a place, will be turned away.

The indicative course content is shown for information:

  • Accident procedures - vital life saving systems for assessing and treating unconscious casualties
  • Resuscitation and choking - applying the latest protocols for dealing with non-breathing casualties
  • Bleeding and fractures - dealing with major bleeds and fractures.
  • Specific hazards associated with tropical / remote locations
  • First aid kits and medical supplies
  • Scenarios - putting the theory into practice


This course runs once a term.

Intended Audience
Doctoral Students
Year 1 DPhil
Year 2 DPhil
Year 3+ DPhil
Post-docs & Early Career Researchers
Established Academics & Researchers

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