Well done to all whom successfully completed, Safe Rugby Level 1
SAFE Rugby has been designed to provide a standardised method of assessment and management of the initial
stages of any injury occurring in rugby. The SAFE Rugby techniques are adapted from emergency medicine and
pre hospital emergency care best practices and are thought by highly experienced and skilled pre hospital care
practitioners and senior medical staff from a variety of specialities including anaesthesia, orthopaedics and
SAFE Rugby courses at all levels include Basic Life Support / Advisory External Defibrillation training and
certification by the Irish Heart Foundation as well as a SAFE Rugby certificate from the IRFU, both
valid for 2 years.
Core skills include the initial approach to an injured player, managing suspected spinal and head injuries,
managing fractures and joint injuries and concussion awareness. The training days are mostly practical in
nature. The instructor / participant ratio is normally 1:6 which allows for plenty of skills practice.
All levels have some short pre course on line modules which must be completed before the training day.