Uppingham Agriculture

First Aid Medical Services at Agricultural Events
Developments within the farming industry have led to a variety of agricultural events and trade shows being held throughout the country.

Do you need medical cover?

In the UK, agriculture takes many forms but is loosely divided into arable and pastoral farming. Many farms will combine both and there is increasing uptake in organic farming. Within farming, there are many traditions passed on from generation to generation, however, science now plays an increasingly important contribution, to ensure crops remain disease free and livestock is in the of best health. All of these interests and developments have made agriculture events and trade show more popular.

Each event is unique, but all event organisers have a duty to ensure the health and safety of its visitors. This can be achieved by engaging appropriate event medical services. Medic 1 offers a bespoke service that takes into account all factors that contribute to the safe and effective care of your visitors.

These may include, use of heavy machinery, showing of large animals, equestrian events and scientific workshops all of which brings a level of risk. Event organisers have a duty of care to their visitors. In the event that visitors become unwell, perhaps suffering a heart attack or other medical condition, you are required to provide appropriate First Aid and Ambulance cover.

Medic 1 crews are experienced in dealing with patients at events; we assess, monitor and treat on site, when appropriate. If an emergency dictates that a patient must be transported off-site, we will work with your team to ensure that there is minimum disruption to your event.

Our service

Agricultural Events
We are able to offer a bespoke service to event organisers, taking away the stress and often time-consuming hard work that is involved in organising medical provision at their event. Our experienced team know just the right questions to ask to ensure an accurate initial risk assessment is undertaken, which will then allow our clinical leads to determine the correct level of resources needed. This risk assessment takes a variety of factors into account, including the venue/location in which the event is being held, previous casualty data, and also the event’s demographic. With our dedicated expert team on hand, we can produce a finalised quote within a very short space of time, and all at no cost to the client.


Should you, as a client wish to proceed with that quote, we can also assist in the planning of your event by attending SAG meetings if required and by completing a finalised medical risk assessment and medical plan, to ensure your event is resourced accurately and is in line with the latest Health & Safety regulations and Purple Guide recommendations. We fully understand that circumstances can change, and so a re-evaluation of the risk assessment may be required at some point. This is no problem at all; we will work with you in making any amendments needed to ensure that medical cover is, once again, suitable to your needs. This may result in the level of resources being altered, which may also cause an alteration to the original cost, however, this will be discussed fully with you and confirmed at the time.


Agricultural Events
Following on from our team’s shift, we are happy to attend any debrief meetings. We also provide you with a detailed medical report, including a comprehensive (anonymised) breakdown of the number of patients treated, the types of illnesses/injuries sustained throughout the shift, and also any feedback and recommendations from the team who attended.

Our resources

Every member of our highly skilled team are experienced in assessing, treating and monitoring patients on site where appropriate, and also in assessing when a patient requires additional treatment at a hospital. Medic 1 cover a wide variety of events and venues and are fully trained in de-escalation and communicating with intoxicated patients. We have a variety of resources available and, depending on the outcome of your event’s risk assessment, you may be provided with, or request, any of the following:

How can we help? For more information or to request a quote please call us on 0845 00 44 999. Lines are open 09:00 to 17:30 daily.
Alternatively you can contact us at contact@medic1.co.uk or fill in the contact form.

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