Specific First Aid Requirements

It is important that organisers of fieldwork trips are aware of any medical conditions (such as asthma, epilepsy, diabetes) or illnesses affecting any of the participants so that appropriate precautions can be taken.  This will include:

  • informing the trained first aider(s) of vulnerable persons that may have specific first aid requirements
  • excluding participants from specific activities that may compromise their health and safety

Fieldtrip participants should be asked to make a declaration that they are not knowingly suffering from any medical condition that could compromise their health and safety during  the trip e.g. diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, vertigo etc using  a health questionnaire (example Health Questionnaire).