DDRC Professional Services

Medical Emergency Response Training

The Medical Emergency Response Training (MERT) course is designed for workplace teams to deal with serious and multiple accidents, ensuring a safe working environment and appropriate medical response.

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The course integrates the site’s specific equipment and supplies (eg brand of AED) into the course. and teaches how to attend and document an incident, in addition to standard CPR/First Aid training.

Core Activities

  • Response to medical emergencies and provision of life support designed for teams within the workplace
  • Prevention of deterioration and promotion of recovery of injured personnel within HSE guidelines
  • Acting in a safe and efficient manner, as an individual and as a team member
  • Plan and prepare for multiple casualty treatment and evacuation

 Core Modules

  • Bleeding (minor and severe)
  • Burns
  • Casualty movement
  • Choking (adult)
  • CPR (adult)
  • Head injuries
  • Low blood sugar
  • Poisons
  • Spinal injuries
  • Shock
  • Seizures (adult)
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Allergic reaction
  • Asthma
  • Fainting
  • Secondary survey
  • Primary survey
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Scene safety
  • Stroke
  • Triage
  • Team approach
  • Risk assessment
  • Chest pains (including heart attack)

Prerequisites/Entry Requirements

 An in date First Aid or MCA equivalent Certificate and a request from the company wanting the MERT training.

 Course Duration

  • 2 days, Mon - Fri, 08.30 – 17.00


  • DDRC Certification