Wow I stand corrected on the Jousting, would love to see that at some stage.
@ Paul - Yup agree nothing is ever totally safe, half the accidents I see are flukes where safety kit prevented it being worse, the other half has boiled down to silly things that safety kit would have prevented. Its all about doing things as safely as possible which helps mittigate the number of accidents and injurys
@ Barry - I will let you know if we get enough people to run one, only three or four people were interested last time,which is not enough to run a course
If there is not enough to run an official course I may just try and get people together for an informal day where you get some of the basic stuff shown to you like slings, bandages and the likes.
Re: First aid kit, how big a sized kit do you want and how much do you want to spend? I can organise you a decent sized one for about fifty quid with a fair whack of kit in it. Just emailed one of my suppliers to confirm the price of kit bag as thats usually the most expensive bit. Will get back to you later this morning and post kit bag details in reply for anyone thats interested in first aid kits. I can sort them out in time for Cork no problem
Here is the type of bag I usually get for people, they are hard wearing and fairly discrete but they do have reflective strips which makes them easier to find at night.