Friday 20th May 2022

Category: First Aid

First Aid

First Aid Training During COVID Lockdown 3

Coronavirus Stay At Home

Once again we sadly find ourselves plunged into another lockdown in our efforts to control the spread of COVID-19. Once again we are also having to look at how we deliver our training. Thankfully, we have been here before and have good procedures in place to ensure we can train in a COVID-secure manner.

Safe & Socially Distanced First Aid Training Now Available

Cleaning Equipment and PPE For First Aid Training

We are now once again able to provide our full range of First Aid Training, but now in a safe and socially distanced manor. Since mid March the guidelines issued from various bodies and the government put a stop to all First Aid Training. From the start of June new guidelines and statements have been[..]

Renewal of First Aid Qualifications – Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update

Image of HSE WebSite

Now that we are able to offer Safe and Socially Distanced First Aid Training it is important to look at how the advice from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and Department for Education (DfE) has changed. During March both the HSE and DfE issued guidance that was pretty much in agreement. As no training[..]

Are Your First Aiders Ready To Go Back To Work?

Graphical Representation of Coronavirus

As an employer or business owner, you probably already have a long list of things to consider as we return to work post lock-down. One of these will be the provision of first aid in the workplace. You may have already updated your First Aid Risk Assessment to deal with different numbers of staff or[..]

Changes to Paediatric First Aid Qualifications

From April 2019 a number of changes are being introduced to our Paediatric First Aid Qualifications. These changes are being introduced by the Awarding Organisation following agreement at the First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum. They will affect our Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid, Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid and Combined[..]

New Database of AED Locations Announced

In a cardiac arrest scenario, knowing where your nearest Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is located is literally a matter of life and death.  Over recent years the number of AED made available in public places has dramatically increased.  Despite this, they are used in less than 3% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. One of the potential[..]

First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid Changes For 2017

CPR With AED Optimised

A number of changes to both First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid have come into effect for January 2017. One of the main aims of these changes is to bring training even closer into line with the Resuscitation Council UK guidelines issued in October 2015 regarding the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).  Specific[..]

Resuscitation Guidelines 2015

Resuscitation Guidelines 2015

On the 15th of October The Resuscitation Council (UK) published new resuscitation guidelines. The good news is very little has changed, so you don’t have to worry about learning lot’s of new ratios, numbers and techniques. The 2015 Guidelines do provide a bit more clarification on some techniques. Full details of the new guidelines can[..]