First Aid TrainingFree to SO Members

Last Updated: Fri 8 Nov 2019

As a club Southdowns Orienteers would like to increase the coverage of first aid assistance at their events: both to increase the likelihood of a qualified first aider being present should the need arise at a small local event where the formal provision is just 'first aid kit at download’ and also to make it easier to create a roster of club first aiders for National/Regional events whilst still ensuring everyone gets their own run.


We are able to offer a first aid course to SO members completely free of charge.

0830hrs – 1600hrs Saturday 23rd November 2019

6th Lewes Scout Group Hut (Ham Lane, Lewes,BN7 3PS)

Training will include:

  • Acting safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Treating an unconscious casualty (including seizure)
  • Shock
  • Choking
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Minor injuries
  • Preventing cross infection, recording incidents and actions and the use of available equipment

Qualification Level:

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Certificate

(British Orienteering have confirmed this is an appropriate level of qualification for those acting as event first aiders in our typical competition areas and for those interested in becoming UKCC level 1 coaches).

Eligibility:

Age 16+

Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided, please bring a packed lunch.

To book your place on the course contact Steve Blount (07887 658659)