The Outdoor Incident Management First Aid course achieves a first aid qualification as required by many national governing body outdoor pursuits and sports coaching bodies including the MLTB. It is of 16 hour duration – usually run over 2 days, but this can be split in to shorter modules for a group booking. There is a large outdoor practical element where first aid skills are put to the test in a realistic environment with all the problems of outdoor terrain and weather. This course has also been adapted for business and industry including for forestry workers, remote surveyors and paint-ball sites.

Course outline

  • Introduction
  • Principles of first aid
  • Vital signs
  • Incident procedure
  • Treatment of an unresponsive casualty
  • Insulation and shelter, evacuation issues
  • Bleeding and shock, including scenarios
  • Basic life support Heart attack
  • Chain of survival
  • Basic Life Support Non Heart Attack (child/drowning)
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Choking
  • Minor Injuries – soft tissue and fractures including scenarios
  • Serious injuries – including injuries to head, chest, belly, pelvis and thigh
  • Scenarios – outdoor session 1: lone rescuer
  • Hypothermia/ Hyperthermia
  • Common medical problems – includes asthma, diabetes, anaphylaxis, epilepsy, stroke, faints and conscious heart attack/angina
  • Scenarios – outdoor session 2: group rescues
  • Conscious casualty positioning
  • Burns
  • Poisons
  • Eye injuries
  • Triage
  • First aid kits
  • Legislation
  • Protective equipment - e.g. harnesses and helmets
  • Manual handling considerations in first aid provision throughout


Candidates need to be fit enough to cope with the practical demands of the course i.e. to be able to kneel, roll over a casualty and perform simulated CPR on a manikin. A willingness to participate in all practical aspects of the course is essential, as although there is no formal examination, this course is continually assessed by the trainer.

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