First Aid Event Cover

St Andrew’s First Aid is a leading provider of first aid event cover in Scotland and has been providing high quality and cost-effective medical support at Scottish events for more than 115 years.

With a network of highly trained First Aiders, we provide experienced support at more than 2,000 events throughout Scotland each year.

Whatever size event or location, you can be sure that we will endeavor to meet your first aid resource requirements.

Why Choose St Andrew’s First Aid Charity

When an accident or injury occurs at your event, our highly qualified First Aiders will be on-hand to provide support. We offer tailored advice and guidance towards your event with regards to first aid provision – guiding you from initial planning to the successful and safe completion of your event.

St Andrew’s First Aid has been providing first aid in Scotland for near 140 years. We teach life-saving techniques to more than 20,000 people each year and have some of the most experienced and highly qualified trainers in the country. Our trainers are known for their professionalism and approach-ability.

All St Andrew’s First Aiders are extensively trained through our nationally accredited training organisation. On top of their high-level training, our First Aiders meet each week to constantly practice, refresh and use their first aid skill sets, allowing them to be prepared for most situations that may arise at your event.

As the first aid organisation for some of Scotland’s most exciting events like T in the Park, Pedal for Scotland, Rewind Festival, Links Market, Edinburgh Hogmanay, Bellahouston Summer Sessions and national sporting events, we are known for consistently delivering the highest standards of First Aid cover and training.

Our teams are based throughout Scotland, and are familiar with your community and environment. We are deeply rooted in the Scottish Community and can cover events 7 days a week.

Any Size Event – We cover events big and small

Our First Aiders are highly experienced and can accommodate any size one-off or recurring event, including: festivals and arena events; fireworks and festival displays; trade shows and fairs; sporting events; endurance activities; motorsports; community and gala days; weddings; cycling events; and other private or corporate events.

Pricing and Inclusions

St Andrew’s First Aid event cover is based on an hourly rate per volunteer. This ensures our services are tailored to meet your event type and budget.

Standard pricing structure: Our First Aid Event Cover is typically priced per hour / per volunteer.  The number of First Aiders needed for your event will be determined during the booking process and will be dependent on the level of risk and size of event. For the safety of our customers, your event attendees and our First Aiders, all events require a minimum of two (2) First Aiders on duty.

Included equipment: Our First Aiders carry the highest quality equipment, including defibrillators, carry chairs, wheelchairs, stretchers and comprehensive first aid supplies.

Insurance: All approved St Andrew’s First Aid event cover volunteers are covered under our Public Liability Insurance.

Additional Resources

For larger or higher risk events, we can also provide cycle teams and mobile first aid posts (MFAP), which enable us to consistently deliver the highest standards of first aid cover and training.

  • A mobile first aid post (MFAP) is a vehicle or marquee, which includes a dedicated treatment area for First Aiders to treat casualties.
  • Cycle patrollers are First Aiders on bicycles that can be used to ensure a fast response to incidents at your event.
  • Stretcher teams: If your event requires our First Aiders to lift casualties using a stretcher, a minimum of four (4) First Aiders will be required.

With our extensive first aid resources, a large pool of volunteers to draw from and our highly experienced event cover teams, you can be confident with St Andrew’s First Aid.

How is St Andrew’s First Aid different from other suppliers?

St Andrew’s First Aid is Scotland’s only dedicated first aid charity, and we are on a mission to Create a Nation of Life-savers through free community first aid talks and demonstrations, free youth groups, and volunteer programmes.

Our First Aid Event Cover service is not a profit-generating programme for the charity. It is a community service that helps to keep people safe, allowing them to enjoy their time with friends and family.

Our First Aiders are all highly experienced volunteers who dedicate their time to ensuring people stay safe when at events throughout the country. Any monies raised through this service are  ploughed straight back into the programme to recruit and train First Aiders and purchase uniforms, first aid supplies, and equipment.


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