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Heatwave First Aider Training- Learn to Stay Safe During Heatwaves!

Heat waves are occurring more frequently now due to climate change. Many health problems, including heat stroke and dehydration, are due to the hot weather. In light of this, we have created this Heatwave First Aider course that can help you get ready to give first aid to members of your family and yourself in the event of an emergency during a heatwave.

This online course Heatwave First Aider will teach you how to treat heat-related illnesses like Rhabdomyolysis, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. You will discover children’s risks during heat waves and how to protect them throughout the modules.

 We have designed this Heatwave First Aider Training Course to help you prepare for and manage heat waves before, during, and after they occur. You will also learn how you should take preventive measures for people with ageing conditions, athletes, and outdoor workers after completing this Heatwaves safety course.

After Completing The Course, You Will:

Course Design

You can take this Heatwave First Aider Online Course at your own pace because it is designed to be flexible. There are multiple modules in the course, so that you can complete it according to your schedule. To make it easier for you to grasp the ideas, the topics are arranged in an orderly fashion. You will be assessed to ensure that you understand the material. You can access our courses on any smart device or through the web.


The Heatwave First Aider Course features an online multiple-choice assessment test at the end of the course to assess learners’ ability and knowledge to understand the topics. This online multiple-choice test will result in an immediate grade, so you’ll know if you passed right away.

Certification & Transcript

After completing the course, you will be able to obtain* a Certificate of Completion from SkillArts.  This certificate will serve as proof that you have successfully completed the course. You will also be able to apply for an Academic Transcript that will outline the lessons covered in this Heatwave First Aider Course. 

 If you obtain a certificate from us, you can include it in your portfolio of evidence and use it for interviews in an employment or academic environment. By scanning the QR code on the certificate and entering the certificate code on our website, your employer can verify the certificate.
*Prices apply

Example Certificate & Transcript

Career Opportunities

By providing you with all the necessary guidelines, knowledge, and an online certificate of completion, this Heatwave First Aider Course will ease your way up the career ladder. You’ll learn how to succeed in your dream job, get that promotion, or start up the business you’ve always dreamed of.

Module One: Heat Waves and Climate Change

This lesson introduces you to the heatwave and its dangerous consequences. Additionally, you will learn what you can do to prevent heat waves and who is at the greatest risk of being affected.


Key Topics:

  • What Is a Heat Wave?
  • What Causes Heat Waves?
  • The Effects of Climate Change
  • The Impact of Heatwaves
  • Who Is Most Vulnerable To Heat?
  • Heatwave Prevention: What You Can Do


Module Two: Heatstroke & Other Heat-Related Illnesses


The purpose of this lesson is to provide an overview of heat illnesses and how they are diagnosed. Additionally, the lesson will discuss Heat Stroke, Heat Exhaustion, Rhabdomyolysis, Heat Syncope, Heat Cramps, and Heat Rash, as well as their treatment options.  


Key Topics:


  • Heat Illnesses: What Are They?
  • Causes of Heat-Related Illnesses
  • Heat Stroke
  • Heat Exhaustion
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Heat Syncope
  • Heat Cramps
  • Heat Rash


Module Three: Safeguarding Children During Heatwaves

This module aims to give you an understanding of the various heat-related risks children face during heat waves and how you can prevent them. Additionally, this module will explore how you can keep your children safe during heat waves under different circumstances.


Key Topics:

  • Heat Risks For Children
  • Heat Stress
  • Heat Exhaustion
  • Heatstroke
  • How to Prevent Heat Stroke
  • Protecting Children From Heat Illness
  • Outdoor Safety For Children
  • Indoor Safety For Children


Module Four: Heat Wave Safety Precautions

This module has been designed to assist you in taking precautions before, during, and after the onset of a heat wave. After completing this module, you will also understand how you should take preventive measures for elderly people, athletes and outdoor workers.


Key Topics:

  • Precautions Before A Heat Wave
  • Precautions During A Heat Wave
  • Precautions After A Heat Wave
  • Elderly People And Heat
  • Athletes And Heat
  • Outdoor Workers And The Heat