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First aid event services

Event services

Providing first aid cover for your event

First aid at events isn’t just a legislative requirement. It can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

Our first aid services are relied upon at thousands of events every year. We are on hand at events across the country, from major sporting fixtures (including Wimbledon, Premier League matches, the London Marathon and horse racing meets) to music festivals, carnivals, exhibitions and expos, air shows, horticultural shows and county fairs.

Our resources include:

  • • the largest fleet of Cycle Responder units in Europe, often arriving first on the scene in a crowded situation
  • • companion cars and mobile treatment units for large events
  • • resilient radio communications and mobile command centres
  • • mobile treatment centres and field hospitals
  • • a nationwide fleet of professionally-equipped ambulances
  • • the latest equipment, including oxygen therapy, defibrillators, carry chairs and stretchers.

St John Ambulance is registered with and regulated by the Care Quality Commission. We are a trusted partner of the NHS and are proud of our reputation for the provision of safe, high quality care.

Get first aid cover for your event

What we need from you:

In order to complete our online booking form, you will need to have the following details handy:

  • • Customer contact details, including name and full address
  • • Name and address of the accounts person (if this is different from the customer contact)
  • • Details of the event and activities taking place
  • • Event location, including postcode
  • • Date and time of the event
  • • Numbers attending and/or participating. If this is likely to be over the course of the day rather than all at once, please make sure you specify this. Equally if you have multiple sporting matches going on, let us know how many are taking place at once
  • • Event insurance requirements for medical cover. For example, if you are covered by UK
  • • Athletics Insurance
  • • Any special requirements
  • • Confirmation of your public liability insurance including the limit
  • • The nearest local hospital to the event
  • • Onsite facilities available for use. For example, a room for first aid and whether refreshments will be provided
  • • Whether you have any other medical providers attending
  • • Whether you are a charity or a non-profit organisation, and where the event revenue will be going
  • • Event site maps
  • • Operational plans
  • • Risk assessments

Please provide as much detail as possible when completing our online booking form.

Once we have received your information, we will carry out a risk assessment and quote you for the level of cover we recommend.

The more notice you can give us, the more likely it is that we will be able to provide cover for your event. Large events often need planning beginning up to 12 months in advance.

If you’re in the early stages of planning your event and don’t have all of the information above, contact your local St John Ambulance events team and we’ll talk you through your options.

Contact us

For further information, please call 03030 030 104* or contact your local St John Ambulance events team.

*Calls cost your standard landline rate per minute.


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Complete the online enquiry form and we'll contact you within seven working days

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