FirstAid4Farms, offers courses for agricultural workers, is not your average first aid company, founded by an experienced paramedic, Kay Patterson, all training offered is nationally recognised & certificated.
We attend farms and agricultural establishments, don’t mind getting dirty, thoroughly enjoy the chatter & we most importantly make first aid fun. Oh, and we work around you and your farms schedules.
We manage breaks around you needing to skip out, hay the cows or fetch the sheep from the field.
Meet the founder – Kay Patterson, HCPC Paramedic
Kay was an ambulance technician and advanced paramedic before setting up her own business training people in first-aid skills.
As a paramedic attending incidents involving farmers, Kay Patterson found herself repeatedly hearing the same phrase from bystanders: “I just didn’t know what to do.” This prompted her to set up her own business offering training in first aid skills, to equip anyone involved in farms with the knowledge of what to do if an accident happens.
“Farming is a hazardous industry. Kay has cared for workers being killed by a bale or vehicle, injured by falling through a fragile roof, or suffering long-term health problems from breathing in grain dust”.
Farmers and farm workers work with potentially dangerous machinery, vehicles, chemicals, livestock, at height or near pits and silos.They are exposed to the effects of bad weather, noise and dust”.
“Injuries and illness can ruin lives and businesses.”
Kay adds that if someone is with a person that has an accident they tend to panic because they don’t know what to do. And often it’s what not to do that’s the most important thing to learn.In most cases the best thing you can do is call for help, offer reassurance and encourage the injured person to stay still until medical assistance arrives.”
“Certain things that someone might instinctively do can cause more damage to the casualty,” says Kay. “For example, removing a heavy object off a casualty after a prolonged entrapment when this can actually worsen their condition”.
Taking a first-aid course will leave you with the confidence of knowing what to do should a situation arise – and it could lead to you saving someone’s life.
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