The NGO is running a  First Aid training course that is designed for those working in remote rural locations where the the need to act rapidly to save lives could be crucial.

 

The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation together with ITC First Ltd has organised a specialist First Aid training course that is designed for those working in remote rural locations where immediate medical assistance may not be quickly available and the need to act rapidly to save lives could be crucial.

The course, which is particularly suited to outside rural workers such as gamekeepers, foresters, stalkers or other remote workers, is being held in Clitheroe, Lancashire on the 27th March 2019.

The eight hour course is accredited through the awarding organisation ITC First Ltd and aims to train delegates beyond basic first aid skills so that they will be able to deal confidently with typical rural accidents, which because of their isolated location could in some circumstances be life threatening.

John Clarke, Northern Development Officer for the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation, explains, “Our course is very practical and the content is geared towards all those working in remote locations, where immediate professional help might not be quickly available.  It is really important that these rural-based professions receive proper first aid training so that they feel confident to deal with some of the likely injuries associated with their industries.”

In addition to the basic life training first aid principles, the course covers topics including accidental gunshot wounds, arm and leg injuries, hypothermia, crush injuries and Lyme disease amongst others.  The content also meets the regulator +F requirements for those working and hunting on Forestry Commission land.

The course, which includes an accredited certificate and a comprehensive outdoor specific First Aid Manual is being held in Clitheroe, Lancashire and costs £80 per person for NGO members and £85 for non-members. 

To book a place, please visit the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation website: www.nationalgamekeepers.org.uk

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Notes to Editors:

The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation: The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation (NGO) represents the gamekeepers of England and Wales. The NGO defends and promotes gamekeeping and gamekeepers and works to ensure high standards throughout the profession. The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation was founded in 1997 by a group of gamekeepers who felt that keepering was threatened by public misunderstanding and poor representation. Today, there are 13,000 members of the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation.  www.nationalgamekeepers.org.uk

 

 

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