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First Aid +F Course

Three day First Aid +F training and experience for outdoor professionals and adventure enthusiasts.

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We are passionate about the natural world and its beautiful wild places.

We have a deep respect and appreciation for the environment and a love for adventure and silent human-powered sports.

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Professional Training: First Aid Qualification

What First Aid Qualification and who for?

The qualification we deliver is the First Aid at Work +F (FAW+F) course. Our FAW+F courses are designed for:

  • Outdoor professionals who work remotely and/or in high-risk environments. This includes, but is not limited to, professionals within adventure, forestry, and farming industries.
  • Outdoor activity enthusiasts looking to increase their knowledge of remote first aid. Perhaps frequently participating in activities such as; rock climbing, mountaineering, paddle boarding, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking and trail running

First Aid at Work +F Course in East Lothian

The FAW+F course sets First Aiders up with the necessary knowledge and skillset to provide a prolonged level of care to a patient before the next level of care arrives. Individuals working within these industries are usually at a higher risk of injury with a reduced amount of emergency care nearby; this course prepares professionals for these emergency situations.

First Aid Course Venue at Hedderwick Hill Stables – East Lothian

First Aid courses here at Ocean Vertical take place at Our Base, a cosy renovated Victorian stable building surrounded by woodlands, just a stone’s throw from the coast. The setting of our base enables us to include realistic, scenario-based, practice into the course which ensures First Aiders gain a more extensive understanding of how to react to situations and care for patients, and ultimately leave with a thorough level of preparation for emergency situations.

In addition to delivering courses at our base, we also have the flexibility to deliver our training at your location. This is ideal for organisations looking to qualify a group of first aiders. For our FAW+F Instructor to come to you, please get in touch.

First Aid at Work +F Course Duration and Content:

The First Aid at Work +F Course is a 3 day course and covers the following:

  • HSE First Aid Legislation
  • First Aider’s role and responsibility, including:
  • managing incidents
  • Assessing an emergency situation
  • Using available equipment
  • Recording incidents and actions
  • Principles of First Aid
  • Outdoor specific First aid kit contents
  • Recognising & administering First Aid for:
  • Unresponsive casualty with normal breathing
  • Unresponsive casualty not breathing normally
  • Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest
  • Diabetes
  • Choking
  • Open wounds
  • Small cuts, grazes and bruises
  • Bleeding
  • Burns
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Stroke
  • Our +F Elements Include:

  • Tourniquets
  • Haemostatic dressing
  • Bites and Stings
  • Lyme disease
  • Poisoning
  • Hypothermia
  • crush injuries
  • Falling from height
  • suspension trauma
  • Cold water shock
  • Drowning

What’s Included in the First Aid at Work +F Course Price?

  • First Aid certificate
  • First Aid manual
  • Tea / Coffee / Water
  • Lunch

Recent First Aid Courses With Ocean Vertical

Recent First Aid Courses With Ocean Vertical

Recent First Aid Courses With Ocean Vertical

Recent First Aid Courses With Ocean Vertical

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3 Days

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Meeting Point

Ocean Vertical - Hedderwick Hill Stables - 9am

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Minimum Age


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Day length

9 - 5pm

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Group Size

Maximum 12

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What’s included (and not)


  • First Aid certificate
  • First Aid manual
  • Tea / coffee / water
  • Lunch
  • WiFi

Not Included

  • Outdoor clothing
  • Outdoor footwear

What to bring with you

Warm clothes


Separate outdoor footwear

Pen / paper

Ocean Vertical HQ at Hedderwick Hill Stables, by Dunbar in East Lothian.

We are just 40 minutes from Edinburgh

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