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First Aid in Remote Locations- course feedback

First Aid in Remote Locations

Around a month ago, I received an email from BECTU, offering members a First Aid in Remote Locations course, which had been subsidised by Creative Skillset. Being a film maker and having a particular interest in working in hazardous environments, there was no way I was letting an incredible opportunity like this pass me by.

The course took place in the house and gardens of the beautiful East Hampstead Park and fortunately for us, we had decent weather. There were 12 people on the course, all working in the film industry and all with a variety of skills and talents. The training was run by Lazarus Training whose belief and focus was that we should ‘‘train for real’, meaning that training must reflect the reality of what people may actually face and the resources they may have access to.

The first day consisted of getting to know the basics, such as pressure points, and learning about the items in our first aid kit & how to use them. I was most fascinated by the Tourniquet – which became a vital tool in many of the scenarios we faced.

For the first situation we faced, Leroy played the role of the unlucky casualty. He played his part so realistically, that I felt quite weak at the knees. I was completely engaged throughout. The session ended when we were able to help in saving Leroy’s life after he ‘accidently’ stabbed himself in the leg with a knife.

On the second day, (even better than the first), we had to deal with six scenarios, some in groups of two and some in larger groups. We faced everything from campfire explosions to Leroy falling out of a tree and Paul (another trainer) shooting himself in the leg. One of the most fascinating parts of the day was learning how to make a stretcher out of coats, emergency splints and what to do if someone falls unconscious.

The final day was even more absorbing and we were faced with travel health, unconscious casualties in complete darkness, hypothermia, spotting the signs of heat exhaustion before it becomes Heat Stroke and rescuing casualties from car accidents.

My fellow course members were all fascinating people in their own right, with such a diverse range of talents and film skills. Working with them made the course even more enjoyable and I very much hope that I get to work with all of them sometime again in the future.

First Aid in Remote Locations group

At the beginning of the course, I was enthusiastic, but slightly apprehensive; by the end I was confident, a little less scared of blood and completely exhausted.

I must give a massive thank you to BECTU and Creative Skillset; without them, I wouldn’t have been able to have taken the course and to Lazarus for their training, endless skills and knowledge. I never knew that First Aid training could be so rewarding and enjoyable.

 

Charlotte Austwick.

Charlotte is a freelance filmaker.

Media first aid training

Media first aid training is a specialist topic, in which Lazarus Training has years of experience. Having worked closely with large media organisations and regulating bodies, we can now offer a range of media first aid training courses covering all the requirements of the industry or sector.

 

The basic level is the First Aid in the Office or Studio course, this one day course is designed to meet the requirements of media staff in static locations, with medical help nearby but who may be mixing with the public.

 

Our First Aid on Locations course is just that, two days of practical media first aid training, covering the basics up to dealing with a road traffic collision. This course is highly practical, including the use of training scenarios with fake blood and injuries. This course includes the First Aid in the Office or Studio qualification.

 

Our First Aid in Remote Locations lasts three days and builds upon the First Aid on Locations course. Designed for groups working remote from medical assistance this courses includes travel health and prolonged care of someone injured or taken ill.

 

All our training is focused on the individuals attending the course and their likely working environment. We ensure that the training reflects the needs of the delegates and the first aid equipment they will have access to [or not as the case may be]. Our training is well known for its practical nature and is summed up in our #trainforreal ethos.

 

Assessment is carried out during the course, meaning there is no final written exam- as there isn’t in real life. Delegates need to be prepared for the physical nature of the training and need to wear older clothing which they won’t mind getting dirty!

 

 

If you want to know more about us visit the about us pages of this website, or view the training scenarios and simulations page to see about our training. Otherwise give us a call on 0800 242 5210 to discuss your media first aid training needs.

First Person on Scene training

First Person on Scene Training has gradually become accepted as a new standard for first aid training in many industries or settings. The workplace first aid course typically offered are relevant in just those circumstances- within a workplace with easy access to the emergency services. But for those working in more fluid or extreme settings the course isn’t always that appropriate.

Lazarus Training is now approved to deliver First Person on Scene training, both FPOS I and FPOS B either at its training centres in the UK or worldwide. FPOS B is aimed at people who can access medical backup such as an ambulance in less than 20 minutes, FPOS I is aimed at people who are working in more hostile or extreme environments and where access to that ambulance is likely to be more than 20 minutes.

Next FPOS I “Open” course dates in Essex: 8th-12th Feb 2016

Call 0800 242 5210 to book.

Lazarus Training is well know for its #trainforreal approach to medical training, ensuring that our delegates get fully emersed in the training experience to build their confidence. Our first person on scene training continues this theme with plenty of hands on scenarios. Our experienced training team, including our role-players, works hard to ensure all delegates gain the maximum medical skills and confidence during their time with us.

This course is popular with the close protection and security industry, but is useful for anyone who needs to be more self-reliant in their first aid provision, this course would be especially useful for anyone working in remote or hostile areas.

Call 0800 242 5210 or email info@lazarustraining.co.uk to find out more.