Road users first aid course

This short first aid course has been developed with all road users in mind. It covers CPR, spinal injury, shock and other necessary first aid skills. It gives students the confidence to know what to do at the scene of a road accident.

Who should attend?

This course is ideal for members of the general public who wish to know how to handle an incident on a road, be they drivers, riders, cyclists or pedestrians.

St John Ambulance welcomes young people from the age of 12 onto all our community first aid courses. If under the age of 16, you must attend with a responsible adult member of the family or guardian (two young people per adult).

Course content

  • Bleeding - severe
  • Removal of a crash helmet
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Casualty movement
  • Communication and casualty care 
  • Adult resuscitation
  • Emergencies in public
  • Head injury
  • Primary survey
  • Shock
  • Spinal injury
  • Unresponsive casualty.

Course duration

Four hours.

Assessment and certification

Continuous assessment by trainer and a St John Ambulance certificate, valid for three years, is issued on successful completion of the course.

This course does not meet the Driver CPC requirements for professional drivers. Professional LGV and PCV drivers are recommended to attend our JAUPT approved Professional drivers first aid course.

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