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This overarching training course for first aid, company emergency response, CPR and AED (defibrillation) turns fire marshals and safety guards into all-round safety professionals. Students who complete this course are not only alert to possible fire safety emergencies but can also provide first aid in the event of an emergency.

About the course
The BHV (CERT) course is taught by experienced first aid instructors who will teach you how to act as a first responder if accidents occur. Some of the topics discussed are:

  • Resuscitation
  • AED
  • Haemorrhages
  • Head injury
  • Cuts
  • Burns
  • Choking and suffocating
  • Stroke
  • Poisoning
  • Bruises
  • Bone fractures
  • Sprains and dislocations
  • Bandages and aids

Course duration and procedure
This one-day course is divided into a theoretical and a practical part. The theoretical part is taught by a certified instructor. Here you learn interactively about all aspects of providing first aid. The practical training will be supervised by an experienced first aid instructor who will teach you the required first aid skills.

Objective of the training course
This course teaches you how to provide essential first relief. This helps you build up the knowledge and skills to be able to help anyone involved in an emergency to the best of your ability and to control the emergency as well as possible until external professional relief workers have arrived.

Target group
Fire marshals and staff of organisations for whom fire safety is a part of their daily work.

Upon the successful completion of this one-day course, you will receive an official First Aid diploma from the Dutch Red Cross. This diploma is valid for two years.

Other recommended training courses

This certificate is often a supplementary requirement in the petrochemical industry or in other industries. We advise you to take other training courses at the BWH Academy as well. Particularly useful courses in this respect are those on Basic Safety according to Dutch VCA and on Self-contained breathing apparatus. They are useful for fire marshals as well as for industrial employees who, for example, have to wear breathing equipment during their work. For fire safety purposes, the training course on Small fire extinguishing equipment is also well worth considering.

An Emergency Rescue Team certificate is also indispensable in order to become an all-round safety professional.

About the Brandwacht Academy

We have set up our BWH Academy training centre to train fire marshals and others who need fire safety skills. We train them according to the VCA Infra requirements and there is room to go into the subject matter in extra detail so that students are optimally prepared for their examinations.

Our training centre is not only there for fire marshals. We can also teach in-company training courses for employees of companies in other sectors, e.g. the building sector or the petrochemical industry, who also need to measure gas or have to be able to work with a self-contained breathing apparatus.

View the other courses offered by the BWH Academy.

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