First-Aid for Mountain bikers
It is specifically designed for those who are involved in any form of cycling and will cover the requirements to be able to undertake the role of the First Aider when in rural and the more remote regions of the UK where emergency medical assistance may be more than 30 minutes away.
The learner will gain the first aid skills and knowledge to provide first aid competently and confidently in an outdoor remote environment. This course is specifically delivered with cyclists in mind and will focus on the medium of cycling within the above context.
Whats included in the two day training course?
This course includes the following: Adult BLS in the outdoors; Limb Injuries in the outdoors; Head, Neck or Torso injuries in the outdoors; medical conditions or sudden illness in the outdoors; incidents involving activity or environmental factors in the outdoors, as well as dealing with biking helmets and protective equipment.
Duration? 2 Day course (16 hours)
A minimum of 16 contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities, as well as practical activities outside and some pre-course activity could be required.
Training dates & venue?
To make a booking on this course please contact us to check our availability before you book.
This course will commence at 9:00am and will run through to around 6pm. Lunch is not provided. There will be some pre- course material to complete prior to the course or in the evenings of the course. This enables us to make the taught element as practical as possible.
Assessment is ongoing by the instructor along with a multiple-choice question paper, and a three-year qualification will be issued to the learner, subject to assessment. For those wishing to complete the full Level 2 qualification, this course must be completed within 6 weeks.
Typically, our First Aid for Bikers course will take place within a trail center, for example Nevis Range or Laggan. We will discuss this with you, give directions and come to a suitable arrangement via email.
For every session, we expect our customers to wear a suitable helmet and protective equipment whilst riding. Please pack enough food and water for the day, plus more for emergencies. Weather is changeable, so pack enough warm, waterproof and breathable layers to see you through the day. There will be parts of the day where you are static. If you are unsure of exactly what to bring, have a look though out Blog to give you the right Idea.
We expect that you arrive with your bike in full working order, this will maximise the amount of contact time you will have with your coach. We do carry spares but please bring an inner tube and any other specific parts for your bike, e.g. hanger and brake pads. Bike hire is also available from our partners.
No previous First Aid Experience is required, however to fully participate it is a requirement of this course that participants should be able to ride comfortable on easy trails, such as forest tracks.
A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.
A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.
The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.
If you need extra support to undertake this course because of a physical or learning need contact us to discuss any reasonable adjustments that would support you.
Training £170 per person
• Head injuries
• Spinal injuries
• Dealing with Body Armour
• Responsibilities and reporting
• Assessment of the situation
• Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
• Basic hygiene in First Aid
• Drowning injuries
• Electrical injuries
• Heat and cold
• Heart attacks
• Minor injuries
• Bleeding control, including Catastrophic Bleeding