Sports first aid can be a very specific requirement when it comes to both supplies and treatment. Football, for instance, can include everything from torn muscles to broken legs or even respiratory problems. Treating this potentially wide range of symptoms requires expertise and equipment that people can believe in. At Safety First Aid Training we aim to bring these two issues together to adequately prepare all those who require expert health and safety knowledge. We are a fully accredited and approved HSE training provider who are a part of the Safety First Aid Group and we can dispense quality training across London as well as also bringing the best first aid equipment to proceedings as well.
For those interested in first aid courses for sports, we operate a 1 day training scheme that can help people to understand what may be required of them. Numerous people can benefit from this course including coaches, physiotherapists, teachers, athletes themselves, or any member of a sports organisation. The course will prime you for the sort of injuries that you may face as well as offering advice on how to make proper use of a football first aid kit. One of the most frequent injuries to participants of a football game is a soft tissue injury, but depending on the severity of it a call may need to be made about whether or not that player can continue. Dealing with bleeding is also usually not an emergency, but must be dealt with on the field of play.
We also cover many of the areas that are applicable to football matches, but may be more serious in nature. CPR is a vital part of first aid training that could save lives. Being able to administer this quickly in an emergency situation can ensure that a game doesn’t end in tragedy. Head and spinal injuries can also require quick action that calls upon all of your training. We will prepare you for these eventualities where giving emergency treatment could ensure the patient is in good hands until emergency services arrive.
Fractures and dislocations are also an unfortunately common occurrence on football pitches and being able to determine this injury could ensure that the player doesn’t try to continue and cause themselves more damage. All of this will include the use of various types of first aid supplies to ensure that you are equally capable with equipment as you are with identifying symptoms and injuries.
We run on-site courses as well as open courses. First aid training can be given to as many as 12 delegates through the on-site course, but for the open course people may join for £89 per person. The open courses will run across London and should be booked in advance to ensure that you get a place. The amount of information that you will learn during this one day can be used again and again in multiple different scenarios and not just those relating to sport. Ultimately, it could save somebody’s life.