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First Aid

Would you know what to do in an emergency?

We have a number of different options available to those looking to do a first aid course.

EFAW: A one day course aimed at industry and office environments. Also ideal for care homes and leisure.

REC Level 2: A two day course designed specifically for outdoor activity people. This course covers most NGB's and is outdoor based for the most part.

REC Advanced: A two day course which covers all aspects of wilderness first aid. Not for the faint hearted.


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At Safe and Sound Outdoors we are able to offer a number of First Aid courses to a wide range of client groups. Whether your needs are for an Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) or a REC Emergency Level 2 course we have it here.

The types of courses are detailed below.

All courses can be arranged at your venue or can be delivered at our usual venue in Llangollen, North Wales. We can also organise any type of course at you venue. Please contact us for details.


Rescue Emergency Care (REC) - Level 2 Emergency 2 Day Course

If you participate in adventurous activities like Canoeing, Rock-Climbing or Mountain Biking, you owe it to your friends to have knowledge and practical experience of first aid.

All subjects will be taught with the focus on wilderness, as opposed to urban, situations:

  • Vital Signs
  • Emergency action
  • Airway Management
  • Unconsciousness
  • Choking
  • Drowning
  • Bleeding
  • Breathing
  • Rescue breathing & CPR
  • Shock
  • Fractures & Dislocations
  • Spinal Injury
  • Casualty Handling
  • Common Illness
  • Problems from heat and cold

We won't make you a paramedic, but you will have the confidence to act quickly and effectively in the event of an accident or illness.

Book now to avoid disappointment!

£155 per person. Non Residential. 12 places per course. We can arrange accommodation at our new centre "Riverbanc"



NUCO - Levels of Courses

Emergency First Aid at Work (6hr):

Introduced on 1st October 2009 this course is similar to the old "appointed person" first aid course and is practical based and non examinated.

£75 per person


REC Advanced Course (2 Days)

The advanced 2 day REC course aims to make candidates competent and confident in the basic principles of first aid whilst also introducing more advanced casualty management with a focus on remote first aid.

The course is taught using demonstration, multimedia, practicals and discussion. It is intensive but using REC’s philosophy of teaching it also is a lot of fun. The first day will also include an evening, very real life scenario, set up for the candidates using advanced equipment.

This course is ideal for candidates who are looking for something that provides more than just your basics. Great for people who repetitively complete first aid courses for work and play or for those who like that added extra information on all subjects.

Pre-requisites : 2 day REC Emergency first aid course

Outline of syllabus:

Day 1

  • Revision of ABCDE
  • Learning and assessment by triad guided scenarios.
  • CPR using bag-valve-mask and AED
  • Vital Signs including blood pressure monitoring, pulse oximetry, auscultation etc.
  • Airway management, airway adjuncts.
  • Practice
  • Awareness of oxygen and entonox usage
  • Evening Group Scenario

Day 2

  • Recap Day 1
  • Shock
  • Chest Injuries
  • In-depth head to toe examination
  • Scenarios and debrief on the pros and cons of equipment
  • Immobilisation fractures using equipment and improvisation
  • Spinal Injuries and intro to hard collars, spinal boards and stretchers

This intensive 2 day course will equip you to deal confidently with an ill or injured person for a prolonged amount of time. The emphasis of this course is based around vital signs and their accurate documentation, which is the human meter for how well a person is. With this information the first aider is therefore able to assess their casualty competently and be able to react according to the casualties needs.

You will not be a medic after the 2 days, however you should be able to handle a casualty responding to their needs and improvising if necessary, rather than just acting out learnt techniques.

£210 per person

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