Category Archives: First Aid Training

HSE EXTENSION TO THE VALIDITY OF FIRST AID QUALIFICATIONS

The Health and Safety Executive have today announced that they will be offering a three-month extension to the validity of the following qualifications if the first aider to requalify because of the coronavirus: First Aid at Work Emergency First Aid at Work Paediatric First Aid Emergency Paediatric First Aid This means that a First Aider […]

Coronavirus and First Aid Training

We have had enquiries about appropriate hygiene on first aid courses with the recent ‘COVID-19’ outbreak The exact mechanism of how COVID-19 spreads is not yet proven. The virus is most likely spread in small droplets created when someone sneezes or coughs. These can spread up to 2 meters. If you cough on your hands, […]

Immunisation for First Aiders at Work

Employers are not legally obliged to immunise first aiders and the Health & Safety Executive’s guidance notes that it is not normally necessary for first aiders in the workplace to be immunised, “unless the risk assessment indicates it is appropriate”. Bear in mind that the risk of being infected with blood-borne viruses (BBV) such as […]

Traumatic Leg Wound +F Training

New Advice on Bleeding

In 2015 the European Resuscitation Council (ERC), the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) reviewed the latest research and evidence in resuscitation and released updated guidelines. In addition to this, for the very first time, the European Resuscitation Council (ERC)  also produced guidelines for first aid these include new advice […]

Changes to First Aid Training 2013

On 1st October 2013 the HSE approval of first aid training providers ended and the responsibility for ensuring the standards of workplace first aid training moved from the HSE to employers. The regulations now require employers to carry out lengthy due diligence (investigations) on their first aid training provider in order to ensure that the […]