Thu 21 July 2016
In October 2015 there were important changes to first aid and resuscitation guidelines that affect all workplace first aiders in th UK. So its more important than ever that any workplace first aider's undertake annual skills...
Tue 12 July 2016
We are pleased to announce that our routine quality assurance visit was carried out last month by the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) and we passed with flying colours.
Wed 08 June 2016
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has announced today that defibrillator training will be included as standard on Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work courses from December 2016. As a leading training provider in the first aid and defibrillator sector we have been doing this for some time already so welcome the latest news from HSE. Please wiew the HSE news HERE
Thu 05 May 2016
We have just added a new range of outdoor steel defibrillator cabinets to our range of quality products. Public access defibrillators are vital to every community to help improve survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest in the UK. The cabinet chosen to store your defibrillator in is an important investment to ensure that it protects your defibrillator from environmental conditions so it is ready for use when needed. Many people have bought cheap and as in most cases had problems with poor quality locks, heater failure or finding that their cabinet does not have a heater at all!
Mon 09 November 2015
In 1974 there were 651 fatal injuries to employees at work. Since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 the figure of fatal injuries at work has reduced to 92 in 2014/15. Although this is a big improvement 1 worker is 1 too many.
Health and Safety Executive statistics
These are a few of the key figures for Great Britain 2014/15
- 1.2 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
- 2,538 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2013)
Wed 14 October 2015
Is your workplace first aid prepared? Do you have a good group of first aid at work trained staff and sufficient in date first aid supplies. Have you completed a first aid at work needs assessment and has this identified any special equipment such as defibrillators.
We can come to your workplace and deliver a first aid at work course that will be both enjoyable and informative. You and your staff will have lots of hands on practice learning the essential live saving skills such as CPR and how to use a defibrillator.
Thu 03 September 2015
Did you know?
From 1 October 2013 the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) no longer approves training and qualifications for the purposes of first aid at work.
Training organisations who were formerly ‘Approved’ by HSE to deliver First Aid at Work Training can no longer claim to be HSE Approved or use their HSE Approval number.
An employer will need to undertake varying levels of due diligence (reasonable enquiry or investigation) into how they select a first aid training...
Wed 26 August 2015
Early access and early defibrillation, along with effective CPR, give the best chances of survival for a patient who suffers a cardiac arrest.
Having a cPAD means installing a special cabinet on the outside wall of a building so that the automated external defibrillator (AED) inside can be accessible 24/7 to anyone in the vicinity who requires it. The cabinet should be safely installed without having a direct supply from mains electricity providing added reassurance once installed.
We are pleased to work with Parish Councils and will offer a full...
Tue 18 August 2015
This First Aid for Child Carers course is aimed at all those who work with children such as Childminders, Nursery workers, School staff, sports coaches etc. The course meets the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and is fully approved by the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB).
As with all of our First Aid training courses you will have lots of hands on practical work covering topics such CPR, Choking, Asthma...
Tue 11 August 2015
Our upcoming 3 day First Aid at Work courses in #Leeds and #York can be viewed using this link - http://www.first-rescue.co.uk/training/3-day-first-aid-work-faib-approved. The price per person is just £194+ vat per person and if you book and pay online we give you an extra 5% discount. Compare our prices to St John Ambulance who charge £290+ vat and the British Red Cross that charge £265+vat for the same course! We not only offer great prices but our courses are more fun and interactive than our competitors!
Thu 09 July 2015
Many communities have equipped themselves with defibrillators that are available for members of the public to use in an emergency prior to arrival of the emergency services. The common term used is Community Public Access Defibrillators (cPAD).
It is well known that when a person collapses and is not breathing normally their life is at risk. In many situations a person will have suffered from a sudden cardiac arrest SCA. This means that their heart has stopped beating and without urgent medical assistance and first aid treatment chances of survival are very low indeed.
If you have a...
Wed 08 July 2015
Employers should carry out an assessment of first aid needs to determine the number of staff required to be qualified in Emergency First Aid at Work or First Aid Work. In some circumstances staff may require the 3 day First Aid at Work course depending on a number of factors such as hazards identified, staff medical conditions or number of employees to name a few.
If you have a defibrillator on site or decide to provide one quality defibrillator training can make a big difference ensuring staff are confident and feel safe if they have to use a defibrillator for real. Effective, quality...
Mon 08 June 2015
Please note that this video is based on 2010 UK Resuscitation Council guidelines and for definition purposes a child is defined as being over 1 year old and up to puberty. The sequence shows you what to do if you find a child that is not breathing normally or not breathing at all. The sequence to follow for child CPR is --
· Danger - always ensure the area is safe before trying to help the casualty. For example if the child had been electrocuted by a faulty wire on their computer you must ensure the appliance has been turned off and made safe before proceeding!
Wed 27 May 2015
All workplaces require First Aiders so what should you be paying for first aid training? For example some providers will charge around £150 per person for a 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work course, some will charge around £135 per person. First Rescue aim to provide high quality training and we ensure that our trainers are fully qualified, enthusiastic, dedicated and will deliver a fun, informative first aid course.
First Rescue has set itself apart from other first aid training companies by...
Thu 14 May 2015
Our specially designed Sports Defibrillator package includes all the required equipment to prepare you with a rescue ready defibrillator. This package is designed to be installed indoors for use by staff in an emergency. The specially designed indoor AED cabinet made in the UK keeps the defibrillator protected and will sound an alarm when the cabinet is opened. Your Sports package comes with a Sports First Aid kit and Paediatric Pads for use on children. If you require an outdoor cabinet...