First Aid for Farmers

This course teaches how to provide valuable care to an injured person using items found around the home and farm.

Farm trauma can be devastating. In many rural communities, it may be well over 20 minutes before emergency medical technicians arrive to take over medical care of an injured farmer. With proper training, family members and employees can provide lifesaving care to an injured patient.

Proper care not only helps lessen the seriousness of the injury, but it also provides tools to keep the people first on the scene busy while waiting for emergency services to arrive. This has shown to reduce anxiety and leads to better patient outcomes.

The Health & Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981 require the employer to provide suitably qualified personnel and First Aid equipment to immediately enable First Aid assistance to be provided to employees who become ill or injured at work. First Aiders in the workplace must hold a valid certificate of competence in either First aid at Work, Emergency First aid at Work or similar work based qualification.


  • EFAW / First aid for Farmers (HSE Approved) Novice Training: 1 day
  • EFAW / First Aid for Farmers (HSE Approved) Refresher Training: 1 day

How to Book

  • To book onto an First Aid for Farmers course please call us on 01964 529006 or view available dates at various locations.

Course Venue

  • Various locations or Commercial/ Private premises with suitable facilities to run a practical HSE Approved First Aid training course.

Through Pastel Training, the Emergency First Aid course can count towards 7 Driver CPC Hours

Please contact us for more details or book onto one of our open courses

Note: First Aid for Farmers course contents are in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981..

Course Content

  • First Aid Aims and Priorities
  • CPR
  • Choking
  • Unconscious Patient (including seizures)
  • Wounds, Bleeding and Shock
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Recording and First Aid Actions
  • How to assess an injured person and manage life threatening conditions.
  • Items found around the home and farm that can be used as bandages or splints.
  • How to care for fractures or dislocations on an injured person.
  • The proper care for an amputated part or an impaled object.
  • How to safely and effectively decontaminate a person exposed to chemicals and where to get treatment information.
  • How to care for thermal and electrical burns and heat and cold exposure.
  • How to build a first aid kit for the home and farm. 

Course Assessment

  • By on-going assessment throughout the course. Upon successful completion the candidate will receive their HSE Approved Emergency First Aid at Work certificate which is valid for 3 years and in addition at First Aid for Farmers certificate.

Course Manuals

  • Emergency First Aid at Work manuals are provided as part of the course and will be issued on the first day.

Course Certification

  • HSE approved Level 2 certificate issued by the accrediting body ITC First Aid.
  • ITC First Aid for Farmers certificate.