• Slide H

    “I would like to take the opportunity to say that Derek was absolutely amazing, and on behalf of myself and the other two delegates we would like to thank you for sorting the course out so quickly and efficiently in our hour of need! We will use your services again and most definitely would recommend to others with flying colours!"
    Southern Gravel, Surrey

  • Slide F

    “I now have more competent knowledge and confidence in looking after children and keeping them safe"
    Elmbridge Borough Council, Surrey

  • Slide I

    "The staff feedback from the session was as usual excellent"
    West Thames College, London

  • Slide J

    “Very enjoyable and informative day, really enjoyed the hands on practical stuff. Brilliant delivery"
    Stopgap Dance Company, Surrey

  • Slide C

    “Really enjoyed it!” - "That was the best First Aid training I've ever attended. Learned a lot and the trainer was VERY knowledgeable and professional. Thank you!"
    Rainbow Day Nursery and Pre-School, Chertsey

  • Slide A

    “A fantastic course and my staff learnt a great deal. Danny is a great trainer"
    Silent Pool Distillers, Surrey

  • Slide D

    “It is part of my role to book training for staff and then read feedback forms in order to be able to find the most suitable course and in all honesty, I have been here for nearly 5 years and this is the first time I have seen so much written on feedback forms, especially positive comments”
    Guildford Borough Council

  • Slide E

    “We all found the training to be top quality and the trainer was very knowledgeable and his method of delivery was fantastic and kept everyone engaged – please pass on our thanks to Mike." Chez Vous Events Ltd, Surrey

  • Slide B

    “Trainer was excellent, full of knowledge from real life experience! Very engaging, good pace and created a great learning environment”
    Round and Round the Gardens Childcare, Woking

  • Slide G

    “I would like to say that Bob our trainer was (as is usual with Surrey First Aid) excellent, he was very knowledgeable and gave good clear information explaining the hows and whys as he went along. The real life scenarios were so realistic"
    The German School, London

We are outdoor, expedition and wilderness first aid experts. When working in remote locations it can take more time for professional help to arrive, therefore remote first aid is a crucial life-saving skill. We believe that the best way to gain these skills is through hands-on, practical outdoor first aid training, which is enjoyable and leaves people with the knowledge and confidence to know what to do in an emergency. The course content is primarily based in the outdoors and recreates emergency scenarios to test your knowledge of responding to an incident where help is not immediately available.This course is also known as “Wilderness First Aid”. 

The course meets the requirements and is approved by many National Governing Bodies including:

The course is held just outside Guildford, in Puttenham, which is accessed easily by the M3 and M25. Click here to open a map.

Who was this course designed for?

This course is ideal for anyone leading outdoor expeditions, including Duke of Edinburgh Leaders*, Mountain Leaders, Ski and Snow instructors, Scout Leaders and many other outdoor activities.

*We have prepared some specific information for Duke of Edinburgh participants (not leaders).

Course content

Our course content is based on current guidelines published by:

  • UK Resuscitation Council
  • Wilderness Medical Society
  • Currently accepted guidance and best-practice from medical advisory bodies and published evidence for the treatment of First Aid in a remote or wilderness context.

The course covers the following content:

  • Scene management
  • Incident protocol
  • Triage
  • Primary assessment
  • Airway opening and Safe Airway position
  • Management of an unconscious casualty
  • Resuscitation
  • Drowning
  • CPR – remote protocols
  • Defibrillator in remote environments
  • Choking management
  • Secondary assessment
  • Serious bleeding
  • Major trauma including crush injuries and suspension trauma
  • Head, neck and spinal injury
  • Management of bone and joint injuries
  • Monitoring vital signs
  • Hypothermia - remote protocols
  • Hyperthermia and dehydration – remote protocols
  • Acute mountain sickness- HACE & HAPE
  • Cold related injuries
  • Management of fractures
  • Common medical emergencies
  • Asthma – remote protocols
  • Anaphylaxis – remote protocols
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Heart attack and Angina

Please ensure that you check your National Governing Body's requirements for First Aid.

Forestry Commission: Recent changes to Forestry Commission First Aid policy (2012) recommend those who work in the forestry industry attend training which includes additional topics relevant to the risks and nature or their work. We have produced an information sheet with more information for you to download here.

Course duration

16 Hours, this is typically delivered over two 8 hour days.

Assessment

Competency based training and continuous observation by the trainer.

Certification

Successful candidates will receive a certificate which is valid for three years.

How to book

Groups - If you are interested in booking this course for your group at your venue please fill out our group booking enquiry form.

Individuals - We also run this course at our public venue, please check availability on our public course dates page.

Cost

Please send us an enquiry to receive a tailor made quote.

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Why choose us?

  • Over 20 years experience
  • We offer OFQUAL approved training 
  • Our courses meet HSE and OFSTED standards
  • Bespoke training to meet your needs
  • Specialist training delivered by experts from medical and emergency professions

How we Train

  • Interactive
  • Realistic
  • Practical scenarios
  • Fun and engaging