New First Aid at Work for Golf courses available

Scottish Golf has been working with First Aid Training Cooperative to develop a sector specific first aid training programme and has begun to deliver Emergency First Aid at Work for Golf courses. Emergency First Aid at Work for Golf is relevant for all those working, playing and volunteering at a golf club and will equip you with the skills required to deal with emergency medical situations confidently.

The course covers all topics required in the standard HSE recognised Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course plus additional content related to golf and is delivered in a golfing context, tailored to the mix of attendees (clubhouse staff, greenkeepers, professional and volunteer coaches, etc).

Clubs have a legal duty to provide adequate and appropriate first-aid equipment, facilities and personnel for employees. Although the regulations do not place a legal duty on employers to make first-aid provisions for non-employees, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) strongly recommends that these provisions are in place for everyone.

Unfortunately, accidents happen on golf courses, driving ranges, practice areas and people fall ill whilst at the golf club. In view of this, first aid provision should be included as a part of a clubs’ risk assessment of all activities involving members and visitors so that clubs can identify when it would be appropriate to provide first aid cover and to ensure it is adequately provided.  For players and coaching activity this could be through a coach, a volunteer or an employee at the club.

The courses are very practical and use examples and scenarios relating to the golf setting throughout. By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Recognise and respond to an accident or illness arising at the golf club;
  • Confidently manage an accident or illness incident;
  • Help the club fulfil its duty of care towards others;
  • Undertake a range of key lifesaving first aid procedures including Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Outline Programme:

  • Vital life signs
  • Incident management
  • Airway Management
  • Making emergency calls
  • Accident reporting
  • Breathing problems
  • Circulation problems
  • Minor injuries and burns
  • Head Injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries


On completion of the course candidates will be awarded a First Aid Certificate which will be valid for 3 years.

Upcoming Courses in Scotland: 

Venue Date Booking link
Royal Dornoch Golf Club Sunday 2 June Book Here 
Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club Tuesday 11 June Book Here 

More dates across Scotland will be added shortly. If you would like to find out more information on how you can attend a First Aid at Work for Golf courses, please contact