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First Aid for Farmers

About our First Aid for Farmers course

Our St John Ambulance Cymru First Aid for farmers training course is the ideal course to equip you in necessary farm first aid in order to effectively manage first aid accidents and emergencies that could occur during everyday farming activities. This short course will provide you with the vital knowledge specific to a farm to administer first aid that could save a life. Having first aid key skills on a farm not only keeps you safe, but those you work with too.

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first aid for farmers who is it for

Who is it for?

If you work in any capacity on a farm or in an agricultural environment, then our first aid for farmers course is the ideal course to take to make sure you know how to act in any farm related emergency scenario. Such roles include farmers, farm workers, and family members who help on the farm. It would also be very helpful for farm managers and farm supervisors to be trained in first aid.

first aid for farmers how is it assessed

How is it assessed?

Delegates are continually assessed by our highly experienced St John Ambulance Cymru trainers in line with current HSE guidelines.

first aid for farmers certificate

Certification

Upon successful completion of this course, delegates will receive a St John Ambulance Cymru certificate, valid for 3 years.

When it comes to selecting a farming first aid course, St John Ambulance Cymru is the leading training provider in Wales. In the UK, St John Ambulance is one of the voluntary aid societies (VAS) who are recognised by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) as standard setters for first aid training in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981. We don't require external accreditation through an Awarding Organisation.

There are many unique dangers and farm injuries that will be encountered in an agricultural environment. This is due to a few reasons. First of all, people work very long hours on a farm, often from morning to night, doing very labour-intensive work. This can lead to fatigue and tiredness. If it is hot and dry outside, then it will also be very easy to become dehydrated. If you overwork, then you could collapse, or flare up pre-existing medical conditions. Farmers may also use chemicals in an agricultural space, which could lead to burns or poisoning if handled incorrectly. Then, there are of course the tools that farmers work with; very large and heavy machinery that is often incredibly sharp. This can lead to life-threatening cuts, bleeding, and shock. There are also often animals on a farm, that could bite and attack agricultural staff.

Agriculture has one of the worst fatal accident and occupational ill-health records of any major employment sector. In 2010 to 2011 the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reported that 42 people were killed as a result of farming and other agriculture related injuries during the year. Less than 1.5% of the UK's working population are employed in the agriculture sector yet the sector is responsible for between 15 and 20% of all work place fatalities each year. It is these shocking figures that prompted St John Ambulance Cymru to develop a first aid course specifically for farmers that deals with the most common types of injuries that occur in the agriculture sector.

Our dedicated customer service team is standing by and ready to answer any questions you may have. Give them a call on 0345 678 5646. You can also email on training@sjacymru.org.uk and start your training journey with St John Ambulance Cymru today.

What is covered on our First Aid for Farmers course?

Incident Management

The treatment of lacerations, puncture wounds and amputations

Treating a crushed casualty

Shock

Shock

Burns and scalds, including Chemical burns

Hypothermia

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