Medi-K offers Emergency First Aid

Posted on 9th January 2018

Medi-K offers emergency first aid and other training to horse riders workers in an effort to reduce the number of serious and fatal accidents every year.

The leading training provider has tailored its popular Emergency First Aid at Work course to the equestrian sector and added “rider specific” content, to reflect the risks riders/grooms face on a daily basis.Kay Patterson, Medi-K workplace training director, said: “The nature of their work means riders face high and severe risk levels; sadly, that’s reflected in the large volume of injuries reported every year.“These are people frequently riding and handling horses, often working in remote locations, so it’s vital to know what to do when accidents happen – particularly as injuries can be significant and life-threatening.“Our expert trainers will equip people with first aid skills to help them how to deal with a range of incidents in the countryside. This can mean the difference between a life lost and a life saved in an emergency.”Additional, specialised content on the new one-day course includes:

• Managing head & spinal injuries
• Treatment of rider wearing safety kit
• Crush injuries
• Casualties suffering from extremes of heat and cold.

The training aims to increase safeguards for workers in the equine industry – particularly where an employer’s risk assessment indicates that extra measures must be taken to manage potential severe injuries.We would be able to attend on a date to suit you for a 1-day course at the group booking cost of £450 (10% discount applied normally £495) for up to 12 riders.

This cost includes; Full qualification, training, course resources, registration, a manual and a nationally recognised certificate/qualification.We offer regulated qualifications accredited by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) ensuring your yard is complaint with HSE first aid requirements.

Training is delivered on site at a business’s premises across the UK & Ireland.

For more information, visit the Medi-K website.

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