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First Aid Confidence provides pain free first aid training.

1 year ago 0 1005

Most businesses are aware that they must comply with the health and safety regulations by providing first aid equipment and personnel however they may be concerned about several issues such as providing an appropriate level of first aid provision, ease of booking and training delivery and value for money.   At First Aid Confidence we aim to make it as easy as possible for businesses to provide adequate first aid provision and we have explained how First Aid Confidence provides pain free first aid training in the points below.   First Aid regulations. Information regarding first aid regulations can be found in the blog section of our website. There is also more information available in the first aid section of the HSE website. We are more than happy to receive queries by phone or email from any business or individual whether it is a question about our own training courses

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First Aid Provision in the Workplace: a simple guide

First Aid Provision in the Workplace: a simple guide.

1 year ago 0 1137

Here at First Aid Confidence we understand that the first aid regulations that govern first aid provision within the workplace can be a bit confusing therefore we have put together this guide to first aid provision in the workplace based on the common questions that we get asked.   What does the Health and Safety Executive say about first aid provision in the workplace? The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) state that ‘First aid provision must be adequate and appropriate in the circumstances’, which means that ‘you must provide sufficient first aid equipment (first aid kit), facilities and personnel at all times.’   How do I work out what first aid provision we need? A good starting point for any business is to carry out a first aid needs assessment that considers the workforce, the workplace and any hazards and risks that are present. Further details about what to consider

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Important Changes to First Aid Courses.

1 year ago 0 2449

There are lots of important changes happening within the first aid industry involving the way that first aid courses are delivered and the content of first aid courses so we thought it would be a good idea to summarise them as they will affect the majority of businesses that require trained first aid personnel.   Blended Learning for First Aid at Work courses. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have stated that blended learning is an acceptable method to deliver first aid training, however employers must ensure that blended learning is appropriate for every individual and that the training provider has adequate processes in place to support every person carrying out the training and to prevent identity fraud. Further details can be found on the HSE First Aid eBulletin. Defibrillator Training on Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) and First Aid at Work (FAW) courses. The HSE has stated that changes

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First aid needs assessment for businesses.

1 year ago 0 1175

In March we were featured in the ‘Ask the Expert’ section of the Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce magazine highlighting some of questions facing businesses with regards to first aid provision within the workplace.   We wanted to expand on the subject of ‘first aid provision in the workplace’ as it can be a very confusing subject for businesses. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) ceased to approve first aid training providers and first aid courses in 2013 and this has made the task of providing adequate first aid provision within the workplace even more confusing for businesses.   Every business must adhere to the First Aid Regulations 1981 and the HSE states “You must make appropriate first-aid arrangements for your workplace. In doing so you should consider the circumstances of your workplace, workforce and the health and safety risks that may be present to help you decide what arrangements you

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The Benefits of Community Spirit.

1 year ago 0 1249

I recently delivered a first aid course to a small village in Cambridgeshire that is home to several farms and really does embrace community spirit. The residents of the village have a very close network that work together for the good of the village. The village wanted to host the first aid course for some of their residents in order for the farms to comply with first aid regulations but also to improve the care given to all of their residents should any of them become ill or injured. During the course everyone was very keen to learn the basics of first aid, which is particularly important for a very rural village that may have to wait slightly longer for the emergency services to arrive. I was able to answer specific questions and we had discussions based on particular circumstances to establish best practice. After the course everyone felt much

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What do we forget in a year? The Refresher Course makes all the difference!

1 year ago 0 908

At the end of 2015 I delivered a paediatric first aid annual refresher course for Aqualight UK Ltd who specialise in teaching infants and children to swim. I had delivered the full 12 hour paediatric first aid course to Aqualight 12 months previously. At the end of the annual refresher course Emie the Director of Aqualight said: “I thought I was quite good when it came to knowing what to do in an emergency but when I did the refresher with Carla I didn’t realise how much I had forgotten, Thank you so much Carla for such a worthwhile course.” The first aid annual refresher course covers the initial assessment of a person and all of the emergency situations where first aid must be delivered such as unconsciousness, cardiac arrest and choking. The course is a four hour course and is based on course attendees providing me with the correct information

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First Aid for Parents

First Aid Confidence goes International with First Aid for Parents.

1 year ago 0 910

In November 2015 I visited a friend in Hong Kong who I met during our initial training within the ambulance service. I was asked by my friend to deliver a paediatric first aid for parents session.   During the session I talked about: Assessing a child or infant including a breathing check When to use the recovery position and the differences between the recovery position for an infant or an older child or adult When to perform CPR and how to perform CPR How to recognise and treat a choking infant or child and the differences Treatment for burns Treatment for head injuries   The subjects covered include the main first aid skills that may be needed in an emergency and they can make all the difference if someone has the correct knowledge and confidence to perform first aid. Delivering first aid to infants and children can be extremely distressing

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Is it worth attending a First Aid Refresher course?

2 years ago 0 1518

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) state that the 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work and the 3 day First Aid at Work qualifications are valid for three years and must be renewed after this period. The HSE also strongly recommend that every first aider attend an annual first aid refresher course. When a first aider has completed their training a good percentage of the knowledge gained will be retained and the level of confidence that person feels about delivering first aid will be good. The first aider will gain a certificate and hold the qualification for three years, however does that mean that they will retain all of the information that they have received? The problem is we do not remember everything forever and information can become distorted and this will reduce the level of confidence that we have in that information. Kendar Cherry a psychology expert states

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The UK Resuscitation Guidelines 2015

2 years ago 1 2093

The UK Resuscitation Council is an organisation that exists to promote resuscitation guidelines to contribute to saving lives by using research and education. The guidelines are updated every five years and the most recent guidelines were released on 15th October 2015. There are a few changes to note and the main changes that apply to first aiders have been summarised below.   Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillator The importance of good communication between the ambulance control room and the person providing CPR is emphasised. Also the timely deployment of an automated external defibrillator (AED) is recommended and this includes the need for the ambulance control room to identify the location of the nearest AED. If a bystander is trained and able, they should assess the collapsed person to determine their level of responsiveness and contact the emergency services without leaving the victim if possible. Blood flow to the

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What are the potential costs of not having the correct first aid provision within the workplace?

2 years ago 0 1241

Accidents are a common occurrence within the workplace. Certain industries such as construction and agriculture report higher levels of incidents, however an injury can occur within any type of workplace. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report that “An estimated 629 000 workers had an accident at work in 2013/2014”…”133 workers lost their lives.” Types of Injuries The HSE state that in 2013/2014: “over half the fatal injuries to workers were of three kinds: falls from height; contact with moving machinery; and being struck by a vehicle (RIDDOR); falls and slips & trips, combined, account for over a third (35%) of employee injuries. They made up more than half of all reported major/specified injuries and almost three in ten (29%) over-seven-day injuries to employees (RIDDOR); handling was the most frequent cause of over-seven-day injury (RIDDOR); an estimated 1.9 million working days were lost due to handling injuries and slips &

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