Edinburgh Airport Fire Training Center

"Edinburgh Airport Fire Training centre has provided us, TAG Farnborough Airport Ltd with an excellent service and have been accommodating in meeting our training needs, even at short notice. Feedback from attendees that have attended courses, has all been positive with regards to course facilities and accommodation. Edinburgh Airport Fire Training centre have succeeded in providing training courses in a good learning environment, along with their instructors who facilitate in a way which allows attendees to interact, while learning skills and knowledge which can be applied to their individual roles. I would highly recommend Edinburgh Airport Fire Training Centre to others.""

Keith Atkins - Station Manager
TAG Farnborough Airport Ltd

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First Aid Training

Emergency First Aid at Work

Course Outline

This training ensures that all personnel who are employed to carry out Rescue and Fire-fighting (RFF) Airfield Operations, or any other Staff or Managers whose duties involve the correct application of licensing regulations (including Health and Safety, CAP 168-699 etc) at licensed aerodromes receive appropriate training (acquisition of knowledge, skills and understanding) to allow them to take appropriate actions during and post incident to ensure the gathering and preservation of appropriate evidence to allow the compilation of accurate, concise reports which may later have to be presented in court or at a tribunal or disciplinary type hearing.

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to ensure that all personnel are able to:

  • Achieve uniformity in approach to operational functional requirements.
  • Ensure that any exposure of personnel to any risk during training activities contributes to the control of risks during operational activities.
  • Provide a link between specific training activities, and the units and elements of cap 168 and 699.
  • Gather and preserve evidence during and post incident.
  • Collate and accurately report on gathered evidence.
  • Prepare thoroughly for attending court/tribunal/hearing in order to best represent and protect the interests of both themselves and the company.
  • To raise all participants awareness of their accountability and vulnerability to the law and so to change the way staff think about managing incidents, before they occur.
  • To raise staff and Managers awareness of HSAW (Act) 1974 and Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide (Act) 2007 and how it may relate to them in their role.
  • To give participants a realistic experience of attending a Court of Law for the purpose of giving evidence relating to their role or part of their role.

Through good preparation to minimise the amount of time delegates would have to spend in court should they ever have to appear, and by doing so provide appropriate levels of corporate assurance.

Course Content and Objectives

Course Content and Objectives

The course requires learners to participate in a mock incident or safety inspection (role dependent) gather and preserve relevant evidence at the scene in a timely manner, compile and collate accurate, concise reports on their participation in the incident and if necessary make recommendations as to short medium and long term solutions to causal factors.
Participants will then be given the opportunity to present their evidence in a realistic way in a Courtroom/Tribunal/Hearing setting by role play in a safe environment.

On completion of the course students will have covered:

  • Dynamic Risk Assessment
  • Accountability for acts or omissions
  • Preservation of Evidence
  • Prevent re occurrence of emergencies through management of aerodrome hazards and risks
  • Collation of appropriate, accurate evidence
  • Preparation of Concise, accurate post incident reports
  • Raise participants awareness of local and national safety and other policies
  • Take responsibility for effective performance
  • Recognise airside hazards and minimise risks

The course also consists of:

  • Practical report writing and evidence gathering, preservation sessions.
  • Practical evidence delivery sessions using role play in different scenarios.
  • Focus on both technical and practical training for the effective gathering of all types of evidence in dealing with an aircraft or other airside/landside accident/incident.

Course Outcome

On successful completion of the witness familiarisation Course student will be awarded a certificate of attendance.

Course Duration

2 days at Edinburgh Airport Fire Training Centre (accommodation can be arranged if required) or at client's site.

Course Requirements


Student Numbers

This course can accommodate between 6 and 12 students at any one time.



Course dates

These courses can be arranged at any time, please contact us for further information.

How to book

To book, for further information on any of our featured courses, or if you'd like to discuss any bespoke training requirements, please contact us using the information below:

+44 (0)131 344 3359

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