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Pool Awareness and Emergency First Aid

Pool Awareness and Emergency First Aid

This course is designed for those who work in a swimming pools and spa environment but are not required to hold a formal lifeguard qualification. The outcome of the course will enable the individual member of staff  to respond to an emergency  situation promptly, effectively and safely.

Maximum of 12 delegates

What’s involved?

This is a 1 day course which has 6 hours of teaching included and is approximately 3 hour theoretical and 3 hours practical.

This course is ideal for organisations/establishments where members of staff work around the pool and spa and need skills to respond to emergency situations. Those that attend will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to deal with aquatic and first aid emergencies with confidence.

Assessment is continual.

What is covered in this course?

Water Safety/lifesaving/pool awareness

  • Pool safety
  • Accident prevention
  • Types of emergencies
  • Casualty recognition
  • Rescue sequence
  • Rescue equipment
  • Drowning
  • Manual handling
  • Scenarios

Emergency First Aid

  • The role of the First Aider
  • The First Aid kit
  • D.R.A.B.C
  • ABCD’s
  • Scene safety
  • Barrier use – gloves
  • Barrier use – face shields
  • Initial assessment
  • Recovery position
  • Adult one rescuer CPR
  • Adult/child/infant CPR handover
  • Compression only CPR adult/child/infant
  • Adult/child/infant/ choking conscious
  • Adult/child/infant choking becoming unresponsive
  • Drowning
  • Serious bleeding
  • Shock
  • Wounds and dressing
  • Head injuries
  • Poison
  • Temperature related illnesses
  • Strains and sprains
  • Internal bleeding
  • Bites and stings
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Seizures and epilepsy
  • Spinal injury awareness
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Fainting
  • Asthma
  • Scenarios


Those that attend the course will receive a certificate from The First Aid Zone, which is valid for 2 years.

To Book a Course

To book this course please complete the form on the Contact Page, or, call us on 01425 279620.

Please read the terms and conditions before booking 

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