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First Aid for Agriculture

Agriculture is a high risk occupation where workers are exposed to a wide range of potentially very serious and occasionally life threatening injuries. People within the sector routinely work with animals, heavy machinery, chemicals, poisons and perhaps firearms in locations that are rural or remote. They also regularly work long hours in poor weather conditions and during the hours of darkness all of which are factors which may exacerbate first aid incidents. As many farms are family businesses this adds to the stress of a first aid incident as it potentially involves family members and close friends.

Unfortunately Agriculture consistently tops the league tables as the most dangerous industries to work in, even despite the fact that an estimated 50% of incidents in the sector may not be reported.

First Aiders with the agriculture industry must be prepared to deal with potentially very serious injuries and to manage them for prolonged periods of time whilst waiting for the emergency services.

Our agriculture specific courses are tailored to the requirements of the industry and delivered by trainers with farming experience.

Designed For

  • Livestock Farmers
  • Arable Farmers
  • Agricultural Contractors
  • Young Farmers Groups
  • Land-Based Studies Students
  • Vets
  • Agricultural Engineers
  • Agronomists

Solutions For You

North Pennines Training are able to offer a range of training courses and services that are relevant to the sector:

This is the most popular of our agriculture specific first aid courses based is loosely based on the specification identified in the Forestry Commissions First Aid Policy. This specification has been adopted by a large number of large landowners to make the standard EFAW course more appropriate to other land-based industries.

It covers the standard EFAW syllabus and also includes:

  • Dealing with remote sites.
  • Serious bleeds (as might be experienced with incidents involving machinery).
  • Crush injuries (as a result of vehicle rollover, collapsed bale stacks, etc)
  • Hypothermia
  • Lyme Disease

Duration:  8 hours (including breaks) – usually delivered over 1 day.

Lifespan:  3 years

Requalification: Attendance at another EFAW course.

This is the most comprehensive of our standard agriculture specific courses and is once again loosely based on the specification identified in the Forestry Commissions First Aid Policy. This specification has been adopted by a large number of large landowners to make the standard FAW course more appropriate to other land-based industries.

It covers the standard FAW syllabus and also includes:

  • Dealing with remote sites.
  • Serious bleeds (as might be experienced with incidents involving machinery).
  • Crush injuries (as a result of vehicle rollover, collapsed bale stacks, etc)
  • Hypothermia
  • Lyme Disease

Duration:  18 hours – usually delivered over 3 days. (This does not have to be 3 consecutive days)

Lifespan:  3 years from the last day of the course

Requalification

If the original qualification is still valid or a requalification course can be completed within one calendar month beyond the original qualification expiry date then it is posible to attend a 12 hour (2 day) First Aid at Work Requalification course.

If the original qualification will have expired by more than one calendar month then you must attend the full 18 hour (3 day) First Aid at Work qualification.

The content of this course is exactly the same as the full 18 hour (3 day) first aid at work qualification but it is covered in a shorter 12 hour (2 day) course.

It is only possible to attend this course if it will be completed no more than one calendar month beyond the expiry of the original qualification.

Please check before booking that the current qualification is of the correct type and validity.

The early versions of this course were originally developed for the outdoor activity sector and as such were designed from the outset to cover outdoor specific first aid. The course in its standard format covers all of the content necessary to meet the requirements for an agriculture specific course.

A highly practical course that covers a great deal of topics in 2 days.

Duration:  16 hours – usually delivered over 2 days.

Lifespan:  3 years

Requalification: By attending another 16 hour Outdoor First Aid course.

NPT have a highly qualified and experienced team and therefore the possibilities are endless:

  • CPR & AED (Defibrillator)
  • Catastrophic Bleeding
  • Oxygen Administration
  • Anaphylaxis and Adrenaline Auto-Injectors (e.g. Epipen)

We can work with you to design and deliver the precise training that you require.

The HSE suggested course content for annual refresher training includes:

  • Acting safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency.
  • Dealing with an unconscious casualty
  • Administering CPR
  • Dealing with bleeding
  • Dealing with shock

These subjects can be amended or added to depending on the risks identified in the workplace.

They can also easily be incorporated into site based training exercises.

A robust emergency plan is an important part of health and safety considerations for the agricultural sectors. Workers in these industries will typically either be faced with:

a) A longer wait for the emergency services to arrive on scene

or

b) Conducting at least some of the casualty evacuation themselves

North Pennines Training can assist with the design and implementation of emergency plans and also conduct training to test (and practice) emergency plans.

Due to the nature of our work we get to play with a lot of kit. We also hear a lot of feedback on our courses about which kit has worked really well and which should be avoided. Based on this knowledge we have selected particular items of kit that we know work well and we can now supply these items to our clients. These include:

  • Bespoke AED (defibrillator) kits designed for harsh environments
  • Trauma Dressings
  • Blizzard Casualty Protection Blankets
  • Celox Haemostatic Dressings

Contact us for details.

Satisfied Clients……………

A process of continual improvement combining the the most current thinking in pre-hospital care with feedback collected from every candidate that attends our courses  means that our courses are very highly regarded.

North Pennines Training is working hard to promote a much higher degree of first aid training throughout the agricultural sector. Agriculture is a particularly close knit industry and this means that first aiders are even more likely to be dealing with family members and close friends.

As well as individual farmers attending our public courses we have provided training for a range of organisations including:

Thanks again for providing a very thorough and informative course yesterday. Having done numerous EFAW+F courses over the years this was comfortably the best to date. The feedback I have received from the other attendees was universally positive

Tom Clark, Forester & Secretary of British Deer Society (SW Scotland Branch)

Instructor combined knowledge and passion with humour and patience. By far the best training delivery I have received in recent years

L.N., Sinderhope

Excellent delivery. Great not to just have someone reading what was on the Powerpoint. Best of many, many courses I’ve attended.

A.J., Annan

The course was excellent, well explained. Alistair has so much knowledge and nothing is a problem. Will recommend him and his company. Cheers.

M.W., Alston

Having been on 17 first aid courses over the last 40 years this was one of the best.

K.S., Annan

Best first aid course I’ve attended. Clear instructions and explanations. Thank you.

K.S., Bellingham

The most informative course (lots of background and some sound understanding of physiology) that I have attended.

B.H., Wisbech

Very informative course that was delivered by someone who understood the specifics of deer stalking and was able to steer the lecture in a direction that kept us all interested. Well done & thank you.

A.B., Isle of Man

First time that a first aid course has been interesting for the entire day. Well Done.

Y.K., Bellingham

Your Next Step

Contact us directly if you are interested in a group booking for your company or organisation.

We need a rough idea of when you would like the course, the location and the number of people.

Alternatively have a look at our open course dates to see whats available in your area.

If there is nothing available that suits your requirements – Please Get In touch!

We have many requests for courses and once we know there is sufficient interest in an particular area we will run a course. Alternatively we may be able to find you a place on another group booking.

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