First Aid Courses at Blackwell Adventure

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Last week the Blackwell team along side Alan and Bob embarked on a three day FAW ( First Aid at Work ) course ran by Simon Cusack. We all learnt so much and its safe to say that’s it’s all down to having a fantastic tutor. Simon is a critical care paramedic working within the NHS and has over 15 years of his career working on a number of UK air ambulance’s so we are certainly being trained by someone who has been there, done that and got the T-shirt ( well jump suit ).

The course covered ( Deep Breath )

CPR , recovery position, heart attack, stroke, choking, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, anaphylaxis, shock, head and spinal injuries, chest injuries, wounds and bleeding, fractures, sprains, strains and dislocations, minor injuries, burns and scalds, poisoning and eye injuries.

The learning was a mix of theoretical and practical work which kept us fully engaged along the way. We also went outside for a ‘real life’ role play incident ( my personal favourite part ) where we put our training to use. Simon was a 12 year old that had fallen out of a tree on that occasion! It gave me a real understanding of what it would be like to come across an incident and work out what was wrong .. then importantly do my best to make him stable and look after him. I seemed to be the only one though with muddy knees !

Blackwell Adventure are running these courses here and would love to hear from you if this is something you or your company are looking to train in. The QA Level 3 Award in First Aid is a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and be rest assured that they have fulfilled their legal responsibilities.

We also run a Qualsafe awarded one day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course which is perfect for those of you looking to gain a good basic understanding of First Aid at work.

Our third course is a First Aid at Home course (FAH) that will teach you how to deal with the common issues that may crop up at home, from choking to scalds, this can help you become super hero Mum or Dad!

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in any of these courses.

Contact either or you can contact Simon directly on

Call us on 0121 4451285

FAW Blackwell Adventure