Catastrophic Injury Management

£84pp inc. VAT

National Qualification : Level 5 (Scotland) or Level 2 (England & Wales / Northern Ireland)

Includes Booklet, Certification and ID Card


This is an excellent workshop to equip trainers with the necessary skills to teach and assess their own students in Catastrophic Bleeding and Airway Management. It will advise on the inherent dangers associated with the use of Tourniquets and Haemostatic Dressings and various types of bleeding, whilst administering first aid in a high risk environment for the purpose of saving life.It has been developed to meet the requirements of industries that consider themselves to be at high risk following a suitable and sufficient risk assessment.

This workshop will equip the trainer with the necessary skills, knowledge and expertise on how to apply a Tourniquet and Haemostatic dressings and how to administer CPR in the event of an emergency.

Also included in this workshop is a session on Defibrillator training, which will have to be included in the Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work and the Level 3 First Aid at Work courses from December 2016.

Who should attend?

Suitable for anyone in industries with the risk of life threatening or serious injury.

This course would suit :

  • Commercial Workplaces
  • Heavy Engineering
  • Automotive Industry
  • Landscaping / Lumber
  • Construction Trade
  • Mills
  • Farming
  • Transport


6 Hours of Training


First-2-Aid-U Training Suite, Glasgow (Convenient free parking available). On site instruction available by request.

Course Content

Session 1 – Catastrophic Bleed
  • Changes to the guidelines
  • Catastrophic external bleeding, control measures and equipment
  • Recognising a catastrophic external bleed
  • Catastrophic external bleed control measures
  • Casualty after care
  • Dangers of the incorrect use of tourniquets and haemostatic products

Session 2 – Airway Management
  • Recap on the respiratory system
  • Airway obstruction
  • Aspirate: immediate dangers associated with suction
  • Priorities of the airway ladder
  • Airway management
  • CPD closure and assessment

Session 3 – Defibrillation Awareness
  • Introduction to the Automated External Defibrillator
  • Functions of an AED
  • How to use an AED on a casualty who has no normal signs of breathing


Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper and on completion, a three year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria. In addition, the HSE strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours.

Includes certification for 3 years, Id Card and Booklet.


A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 14 years of age.

Refresher Training and re-qualification is essential to keep up to date in the First Aid environment.

We offer a wide range of courses designed to engage employees in safety culture and reduce workplace accidents.