All activities must have access to someone holding a relevant and current first aid qualification and access to suitable first aid materials. For adventurous activities this must be immediate access.
The detail of the first aid skills required will be identified by the risk assessment, but the minimum qualifications / training levels are as follows:
For activities in remote areas,Rwhere travelling time is 3 hours or more by the method of travel being used, to a point of refuge; which may include a road which carries a normal road-going ambulance, a building which is occupied (such as a farm or harbour) or another means of calling help (such as a telephone box)
- A full first aid certificate as defined at FS120052
For all other activities
- First Response
The First Response (Module 10) is split into two parts; part A covers the theory and part B the practical validation.
The course aims to cover the skills and knowledge necessary to enable adults to manage an incident and provide basic first aid. It covers the necessary learning but members may also undertake training with external providers, so long as it meets the syllabus outlined below and is delivered by a reputable body. Examples of reputable bodies include:-St John Ambulance, The British Red Cross, British Canoeing, Mountain Training, etc.
First Response is a minimum 6-hour programme and is now delivered face to face.
We are regularly adding courses to our adult development programme and they can be booked HERE
If you don’t see what you want – please check back later – or look at what else is in the London Region Training Diary
If you and your Group have a particular training need – please let us know and we might be able to arrange bespoke first response training for you.
During lockdown, some leaders participated via zoom in the Module 10A sessions i.e. S1 (Life Support) S2 (Major Illness) and S3 ( Trauma and Injury) but did not attend the M10B Practical that completes the training.
We are running a few First Response M10A Session 1: Life Support WITH M10B Practical which provides a thorough refresh for the Life Support session and includes the missing Practical. It takes just over two hours.
When you first join as an adult volunteer, you are required to undertake a minimum level of first aid training as part of your Wood Badge. Once completed, you will need to keep your first aid current, through attending training every three years. (Part of mandatory training)
The syllabus has recently been adapted and now focused on conditions where prompt recognition and/or life-saving treatment is required. In addition, some conditions have been included because they occur more frequently on incident/accident reports submitted to both the Scouts and Girlguiding. Our trainers will add some additional content not listed on the syllabus and this will be made clear to participants but will not detract from the core syllabus and training plan.
Module 10A: Session 1 – Life support
Introduce the participants to the theory and practical sides of the life support topics of first aid and discuss when each area may be needed.
a) Safe Approach
b) Primary Survey and ABC assessment
c) Adult CPR
d) Child CPR
h) Recovery position
Module 10A: Session 2 – Major illness
To be able to understand the symptoms and signs for:
c) Heart Attack
g) Sepsis / Meningitis
h) heat stroke / heat exhaustion
To understand the planning and preparation needed for members with known conditions / illnesses.
To know where to look for help and advice from other sources related to these conditions / illnesses.
Module 10A: Session 3 – Trauma and injury
Recognise the signs, and symptoms and understand what action needs to be taken when presented with: