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Chainsaw operators first aid training

Imagine a catastrophic bleed from the neck, caused by a jagged piece of metal. The casualty is covered in their own blood, as their precious supply pumps out into the muddy ground beneath them. Their colleague is trying to fight through the protective body armour to get to the wound, but every second counts.

But this casualty isn’t in some far flung war zone, they are someone working in the UK, but they have been injured whilst using a chainsaw.

Every employer has a duty to provide the necessary safety equipment and training to ensure people can work as safety as possible, but hitting a nail or knot in the wood being cut could lead to the type of injured describe above.

Whilst running some recent Emergency First Aid at Work training for a local council, we meet some people worried about the above happening in front of them. They enjoyed our #trainforreal ethos and have gone away knowing that “first aid training is a contact sport”, but only as the course closed down did they admit the concern and that they had been provided with Celox dressings following their employer’s risk assessments.

Now first of all lets acknowledge that this is good- an employer thinking about their staff, but if highlighted an interesting question: should there be a chainsaw operators first aid training course covering the use of Celox and tourniquets?

We certainly believe so and those people we have spoken to also believe there should be some form of chainsaw operators first aid training course.

Lazarus Training specialises in working with industries and groups to develop specific first aid training solutions, rather than trying to make the “standard courses” fit into increasingly varied workplaces. We believe that the course should always contain the HSE required first aid content, but it should also be highly practical and focus on the real life situations the delegates might end up facing.

If you have any suggestions or comments on this topic, we would love to hear them. You can contact us on 0800 242 5210 or via info@lazarustraining.co.uk.

If you are interested in the one day and two day chainsaw operators first aid training packages we are currently trialing you can also contact us on the above.

Lazarus training licensed

Image of combat gauze being inserted into wound
Lazarus Training image of haemostatic agents being used

Lazarus Training has been running medical training for police firearms teams for some time now, but we are delighted to announce that we have recently entered an agreement with the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care.

Our D13 medical training [both enhanced and standard level] courses are now licensed by the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

Our training has always been known for its practical, hands on approach, but now successful completion leads to both a Lazarus and Faculty certificates.

Each delegate received a Faculty authored course manual.

Lazarus Training mini sites

Lazarus Training has a wide range of courses, which continues to expand. To allow people to find the right information quickly, Lazarus has started to develop new topic specific mini sites. You can view examples by clicking on the titles; Primary School First Aid Training; Firearms Medical Training.

This site will continued to be the main site for information about Lazarus Training, but keep an eye on these new sites.