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Forest School First Aid – New Qualification Launched

We are pleased to announce that we now deliver the NEW QN Level 3 Award in Forest School First Aid Qualification. This NEW and unique qualification sits in the UK Government’s Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is mapped against a range of other first aid qualifications. It is aimed at forest school leaders who may currently need to undertake up to 3 first aid qualifications to meet requirements. This qualification ensures they can meet those same requirements simply by completing one regulated qualification. Thus reducing costs to the forest school leader and their employers. You may view this qualification on the UK Governments Regulated Qualifications register here. All training is supported by our subject experts in first aid in a forest schools environment and further supported by our updated first aid training manuals.

The qualification has been mapped to the following:

  • QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency First aid at Work (RQF)
  • QNUK Level 3 Award in Outdoor First aid (RQF)
  • QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First aid (RQF)
View course details here! Outdoor first aid kits

STOP PRESS!

We are super excited to announce that we have secured funding to offer this NEW Forest school first aid qualifcation for FREE and for a limited time at our excluisve Forest schools first aid training venue which is situated in the Heart of the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. The first fully funded and FREE to attend Forest schools first aid course is taking palce on the 16th & 17th December 2017.

This offer is open to both practicing forest school leaders or those working towards their forest school leaders award. Applications are open to anyone aged 18 years, a UK resident either in employment or not. Spaces are limited and applications close on the 31st October or sooner if funding has been taken up.

 

Defibrillators in Schools (AED’s) Updated Guidence June 2017

In light of the UK Governments continued support for ALL Educational establishments to have AED’s within their educational settings, we continue to support this new updated guidance in June 2017. That is all schools can purchase a AED from the NHS supply chain at cost. Our commitment is if a eligible educational establishment contacts us regarding the purchase of an AED, we will notify them of the Governments finical support via the NHS Supply Chain. If an educational organisation sits outside the NEW Batch 4 funding streams we will try to assist this establishment in purchasing a suitable AED at cost price.

To read the UK Governments full commitment to establishing a strong AED programme in schools you may read the NEW updated Government statement at

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/620028/AED_guide_for_schools__June_2017_.pdf

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Business Partner Training Day 2017

We are pleased to announce yet another FREE to attened business partner training day for our associate first aid trainers in assocation with Intermedical & Promethius Medical this year.

This years themes is centred on two leading areas focussing on the recent changes to first aid / first responder / first on scence protocols these being:

AM session –  Defibrillation & Public Access Defibrillator Training (Intermedical featuring the RESCUE SAM AED Trainer & Live devices)

RESCUE SAM AED TRAINER

RESCUE SAM – Automatic External Defibrillator

 

PM session – Treatment & First Aider training for Major Catastrophic Wounds & Bleeding (Promethius)

Both events are FREE to our associate trainers and NON-Associate trainers will be charged £499.99

Associate Trainers attending the Intermedical Defibrillator session will have the oppertuinty to purchase the

  • Rescue SAM AED trainer device for just £399.99 fully inc
  • And the  Rescue Sam Semi-Automatic AED for just £699.99 fully inc

There is no limit to the amount of devices that can be purchased at these prices on the day.

Save the date for Tuesday 12th December at our Hereford training venue.

BOOK YOUR SPACE HERE

New Leglisation Adreniline Injectors in Schools

NEW LEGISLATION ALLOWS “SPARE” EMERGENCY ADRENALINE AUTO-INJECTORS IN SCHOOLS

7th July 2017

New legislation was passed in Westminster this week to allow schools in the UK to keep spare adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) for emergency use. AAIs deliver a potentially life-saving dose of adrenaline in the event of a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).

The legislation comes into effect from 1 October 2017.

A working group, made up of representatives from the Anaphylaxis Campaign, Allergy UK, the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI), the British Paediatric Allergy Immunity and Infection Group (BPAIIG), and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), has strongly campaigned over the last two years for the Government to amend the Human Medicines Act to allow schools to buy AAIs from a pharmaceutical supplier, without prescription, for use in emergencies.

The above working group and their respective organisations have welcomed the new legislation which allows school staff to administer an emergency AAI to any child who has been assessed as being at risk of anaphylaxis.
Their campaign gained a huge groundswell of support from parents and teachers: over 1600 parents/carers and 800 teachers completed a survey in 2015 to assess backing for the campaign: over 99% of parents and 96% of teachers supported the proposal.

This survey formed a crucial part of the evidence presented to the Department of Health. A public consultation conducted by the Department of Health this year also found overwhelming support for a change in the law to allow schools to hold spare AAIs, without a prescription, for use in emergencies.

The following joint statement on the 7th July 2017 from the above five organisations states:
“The rise in food allergy among young people is posing a significant risk for schools who can be faced with a life-threatening situation requiring urgent action. One in five fatal food-allergic reactions in children happen at school. Schools can now purchase the first-line treatment for anaphylaxis, without a prescription. While not compulsory, we hope many schools will take advantage of this change as part of their duty of care to those children who are at risk of anaphylaxis. This is likely to increase awareness and highlight the need for staff to be trained to recognise and treat anaphylaxis in school. The working group is now developing a website which will provide online resources to support school staff.
For a parent of a child at risk from anaphylaxis, this will provide valuable reassurance that their child can receive prompt emergency treatment while on school premises.
We are delighted that our campaign has delivered the result we hoped for.”

Remote First Aid delivers fully compliant stand-alone regulated qualification in Basic Life Support & Management of Anaphylaxis or if you wish we can incorporate this training in to either the Emergency aid or First aid at work courses within their respective basic life support sections for a small additional certification fee per delegate.

 

Principal or Head Teacher? 1st October 2017….

From this date onwards, schools can buy AAIs, without a prescription, for use in emergencies from a pharmaceutical supplier in small quantities provided it is done on an occasional basis and is not for profit.

A supplier will need a request signed by the principal or head teacher (ideally on appropriately headed paper) stating:
the name of the school for which the product is required; 

  • the purpose for which that product is required, and 
  • the total quantity required.

The Department of Health is also producing non-statutory guidance to support schools in England in their management of AAIs.

As Devolved Administrations, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland will have respective responsibility for issuing their own guidance to their schools.

Paediatric First Aid Training in Wales / Cymru

Childcare regulations and frameworks are different in Wales from England. The training we deliver will help you meet your requirements as a childcare professional in Wales.

Remote First Aid is an experienced training company established in 2005 and working across Wales and the whole of the United Kingdom. The paediatric first aid training we deliver in Wales is accredited by  Qualification Network United Kingdom and regulated by Qualifications Wales. Remote First Aid believes the quality of their training is enhanced by the experience their trainers bring to your training sessions by having real world paediaitric first aid experiences.

Additionally we work closely with both the UK & Welsh Governments, the CSSIW and its partners around best practice in relation to first aid training for childcare and early years professionals across Wales. Taking forward related work that will support ongoing discussions within the childcare sector in Wales. We took part in the 2016 UK consultation process and you may view our input & responses here.

 

You may read the NMS at the Welsh Government site here.

Does the training we deliver meet CSSIW requirements in line with the National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare in Wales?

YES – The training we deliver meets the best practice guidelines for first aid training. These are that the training;

  • Caters for practitioners caring for children in the absence of their parents
  • Be for a minimum of 12 hours
  • Covers what to include in a first-aid kit for babies and children
  • Demonstrates resuscitation techniques using models of babies and children, and gives practitioners a chance to practise on models of each age group
  • Includes how to record accidents and incidents appropriately.
  • Meets the requirements of CSSIW in Wales

What are the benefits of choosing this training?

**The training is delivered over a minimum of 12 hours and we offer our clients the ability to receive their training over four evening sessions, with each session lasting 3-hours, or over two Saturdays typically starting at 9am and ending at 4pm. This allows for minimal interruption to the provider and its core business plan whilst ensuring compliances are met and maintained.

The benefits to completing this training through Remote First Aid are:

  • Competitive course cost at just £599.99 for up to 6 staff or £799.99 for up to 12 staff at your site
  • You can have your organisations logo placed on certificates issued for FREE alongside ours
  • Quality delivery by qualified tutors/assessors with experience in a relevant medical field
  • Accredited training: learners will achieve the Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
  • Fee Includes learner handbook- a useful resource to refer back to as needed.
  • **Delivered on days tailored to meet the needs of working childcare and early years professionals
  • *Courses can be held across Wales based on demand with the option to join our ”Open” course programme
  • Bilingual trainers available to support the needs of Welsh speakers
  • We also offer the CSSIW recommended 3 hour paediatric first aid annual refresher training for staff, details can be read here
  • Dedicated account manager assisting you and your staff training

What are the overall learning outcomes for this training?

To understand:

  • the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider.
  • how to provide first aid to an infant/child who is suffering from shock.
  • how to provide first aid to an infant/child with anaphylaxis.
  • how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies.

To be able to:

assess an emergency situation safely.

Provide first aid to an infant/child who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing normally
  • is unresponsive and not breathing normally
  • has a foreign body airway obstruction
  • has external bleeding

Administer first aid to an infant/child

  • with injuries to bones, joints and muscles
  • with head and spinal injuries.
  • with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose.
  • with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness.
  • who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat or cold.
  • who has sustained an electric shock.
  • with burns or scalds.
  • who has been poisoned.
  • who has been bitten or stung.
  • with minor injuries.

I want to book a tutor to come to my site?

If you are responsible for ensuring your staff compliance in Wales and require us to deliver your training simply complete the On-Site Booking Request via the button below

On-Site Booking Request

*Upcoming ”Open” courses in Wales.

What 12 hour ”OPEN” Paediatric First Aid courses are available?

Cardiff 13th – 14th July £99.99 pp and includes light beverages & buffet lunch

Cardiff 7th & 8th August £99.99 pp and includes light beverages & buffet lunch

Llandudno 16th & 17th August £99.99 pp and includes light beverages & buffet lunch

How do I book on to a ” Open” first aid training course?

If you want to join any of the above courses just click on the button below and complete your booking request

Book my course / Archebu cwrs fy

What others have said…

“Brilliant course- loved the real-life scenarios and examples.  I’ve come away feeling much more confident about First Aid”

Registered childminder, Conwy.

“Very informative course which was all useful.  The trainer had lots of examples from first hand experiences to share which I feel is the best way to learn”

Pre-registration childminder, north Wales.

“Remote First Aid delivered exceptional professional training to the staff team using a range of learning methods which ensured all aspects and understanding of the vital life saving skills were completely embedded within us all and I cannot recommend them highly enough.

“Questions were encouraged and fully answered in a very relaxing environment where you were not afraid to question or share your thoughts and experiences with the whole team.

Manager, Childcare Provider, Colwyn Bay.

New & Returning Employees

Returners & New Starters (Onboarders)!

Returners, Onboarders and New Employees On-line courses

Employers & Organisations have a duty to provide a range or training to returning employees (Returners) and New starters (Onboarders) coming back in to or joining the business for the first time. Many orgainsiations training Managers will have historical links to training providers and will have a wealth of contacts to work with such as:

Paediatric First Aid, Workplace First Aid, Food or Fire Safety, Child Protection, Confined Spaces, Infection Control. Furthermore they may have access to more advanced personal development programmes, such as Education & Training Awards or the Care Certificate Awards.

The goal for your organisation is to orientate your returners or onboarders in to your organisation. This will help your employee feel welcomed and integrated in to their role as successfully as possible ensuring compliances are met and staff productivity is maintained.

In your organisation, a core of information exists that you need to share with each and every new employee. But, depending on the level of the job, the responsibilities of the job, and the experience of the new or returning employee, components will vary.

Health & Safety Managers often work alongside the organisations Human Resources Team and generally share the following information in areas such as:

  • safety,
  • the work environment,
  • the new job description,
  • benefits and benefits eligibility,
  • the employee’s new manager and fellow staff,
  • company culture
  • company history,
  • the organisation chart  and
  • anything else that is relevant for the new or returning employee to working in the company.

Remote First Aid – A Responsive Emergency Care Training Provider, offers Health, Safety & Training Managers a range of courses to ensure your employees meet both your organisations expectations and ensures their organisation and employees meet their legal obligations in the following:

  • Workplace first aid
  • Paediatric first aid Ofstead compliant
  • Medical devices inspections (Defibrillators, Asthma Spacers etc)
  • Education & training for staff
  • Child protection
  • Staff development programmes & away days

Timing & Presentation of Employee Orientation

Want to know more about on-site training at your location? Get in touch today HERE!

Remote First Aid – A Responsive Emergency Care Training Provider offers training managers a range of employee engagement pathways and routes, from our highly experienced nationally approved tutors/trainers delivering on-site at dates and times to suit your organisations needs in areas such as HSE compliant first aid training & assessments to on-line learning and assessments in child protection or fire safety. The benefits of on-line learning is that your organisations staff can remotely access their own training programmes and training managers can monitor and support staff in meeting their personal development plans and compliances. Remote First Aid – A Responsive Emergency Care Training Provider strongly believes empowering every member of your organisation in building a credible and strong portfolio of compliance awareness, this gives every employee ownership of their involvement in the organisation leading to stronger engagements and healthier and safer workplaces for the benefit of the whole community.

Training managers should build returner or new employee induction and orientation programmes that can be 30, 60, 90 or 120 days in length or even longer depending on the business needs. For instance new starters in a Childcare or Early Years Setting may join the business without the required 12 hour Paediatric First Aid Qualification so long as they are mentored and not counted as part of the staffing numbers until they hold the required Paediatric first aid qualification. Or the same Childcare or Early Years provider has a returning staff member to work after a years Parental leave and still has an in-date Paediatric first aid qualification, but requires a Paediatric first aid refresher session as recommended by both the Health & Safety Executive, the Department for Education & Ofsted for all paediatric first aiders working in a childcare or EYFS setting.

Remote First Aid a Responsive Emergency Care Training Provider was pleased to have been invited to work with the UK Government in a consultation process leading to the new rules including that paediatric first aiders should attended annual refresher training in between renewal training. You can read our input in to this process at the UK Governments website here….

Useful reading

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/first-aid-training-to-be-made-compulsory-for-new-nursery-recruits

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dfe-paediartric-first-aid-pfa-in-early-years-provision

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/607751/RPC-3001_3_-DfE__Paediatric_first_aid_in_early_years__settings_-_IA_f__o….pdf

 

Kids & Babies First Aid

First aid for families

It’s not until we become parents that we truly realise the depth of concern that is possible for our tiny children. We’ll wear many hats as we embark on the adventure that is parenthood, from entertainer to chef, teacher to taxi driver, but one that will come up time and again is that of ‘nurse’. However, many of us find some basic first aid scenarios daunting, overwhelming, and worry that we simply don’t know what to do. Mix this with our natural parenting anxieties, and it’s a worrying time bomb. Take a First Aid Course aimed at parents and you’ll be primed and ready for action, should the need arise.

More than 2 million children per year find themselves in A&E due to an accident in or around the home. Would you know what to do if it was your child? How to give them the best chance of recovery involves knowing specifically about paediatric first aid.

Kids and Babies First Aid (Paediatric First Aid) vs. Regular First Aid

Children and infants requiring first aid, is different to adult first aid. They are not mini adults and how to treat choking, give Basic Life Support and alleviation techniques are hugely different. Children and babies are also more susceptible to certain types of injuries, such as scalds, and health events, such as febrile convulsions, asthma attacks and poisoning.

Furthermore, children and babies are rarely their own best advocates, frequently finding themselves hurt or unwell through lack of experience. Paediatric first aid scenarios are further compounded by a young child’s natural panic and anxiety. All of these variables make kids and babies first aid a completely different kettle of fish to adult first aid.

Why Should Parents & Guardians be Trained in Kids and Babies First Aid?

When babies and children are in childcare, or at school, they are always near to a paediatric first aider under statutory provisions set by the Government . Given most children and babies spend the majority of the time with their parents and extended family and the vast majority of accidents happen around the home or garden, it makes sense that our parenting tool box should also include some basic skills to draw on in a first aid situation.

A kids and babies first aid course for parents specifically addresses the highest risk first aid scenarios you may encounter as a parent. Furthermore, as they are specifically aimed at parents they are delivered knowing that in such events emotions will be running high. Our expert trainers all come from frontline services bringing a wealth of experiences and how to react in a first aid situation.

When something happens that threatens or hurts your child it can be difficult to think clearly. Having expert knowledge to draw on, rather than rely on remaining calm in a crisis, can be the difference between doing the right thing and making it worse.

Our 6 hour nationally accredited Paediatric first aid course will give you the confidence to handle home-based first aid situations:

  • Roles & Responsibilities of the Paediaitric First Aider
  • Minimising the risk of infection
  • Identify & use appropriate first aid equipment/PPE
  • Definition of Infant & Child in terms of first aid treatments
  • Assessing incidents
  • Scene safety
  • Conduct a primary survey on an Infant & Child
  • Identify when to call for help & information required
  • Provide first aid treatment to the unresponsive breathing Infant of Child
  • Placing the unresponsive Infant or Child into the recovery position
  • Monitoring the Child or Infant
  • Assisting the Infant or Child in Seizures
  • Providing Basic Life Support to the unresponsive NOT breathing Infant or Child
  • Provide first aid to an Infant or Child with a foreign body obstruction
  • Provide treatment to an Infant or Child with external bleeding
  • Recognition, Treatment and care for an Infant of Child in Shock
  • Recognition of Anaphylaxis
  • Treatment and care for an Infant or Child suffering from a severe allergic reaction

The above nationally approved training, will give you the real factual information you need as a parent and how to act in a first aid situation and how you can keep your baby and children safe. The result is confident parents who feel ‘up to the job’ of wearing the ‘nurses hat’ when on the frontline of a first aid situation.

Where Can I Take a Kids and Babies First Aid Course for Parents?

We offer courses across the UK at your home or group setting from as little as £49.99 per person attending.

 

If you wish to discuss or book your training then get in touch today below.

Book My Kids and Babies First Aid Training Today

Workplace first aid kit up to date?

What should a first-aid box in the workplace contain?

The decision on what to provide will be influenced by the findings of your organisations first-aid needs assessment. As a guide, where work activities involve low hazards, a minimum stock of first-aid items might be:

  • a leaflet from the HSE giving general guidance on first aid can be seen at Basic advice on first aid at work
  • individually wrapped sterile plasters (assorted sizes), appropriate to the type of work (hypoallergenic plasters can be provided if necessary);
  • sterile eye pads;
  • individually wrapped triangular bandages, preferably sterile;
  • safety pins;
  • large sterile individually wrapped unmediated wound dressings;
  • medium-sized sterile individually wrapped unmedicated wound dressings;
  • disposable gloves non latex

This is only a suggested contents list from the HSE.

All our workplace first aid kits we supply meet the HSE referred British Standard BS 8599 which provides further information on the contents of workplace first-aid kits.

Whether using a first-aid kit complying with BS 8599 or an alternative kit, the contents should reflect the outcome of your organisations first-aid needs assessment.

It is recommended that you don’t keep tablets and medicines in the first-aid box.

More advice is given on the HSE’s free leaflet: First aid at work: your questions answered

How often should the contents of first-aid boxes be replaced?

Although there is no specified review timetable, many items, particularly sterile ones, are marked with expiry dates. They should be replaced by the dates given and expired items disposed of safely. In cases where sterile items have no dates, it would be advisable to check with the manufacturers to find out how long they can be kept. For non-sterile items without dates, it is a matter of judgement, based on whether they are fit for purpose. A simple weekly audit checklist will ensure your first aid items remain in a fit for purpose state.

Jellyfish & Other Sea Creature Stings

You can treat some stings yourself using first aid. But if the symptoms are serious – such as severe pain, swelling or difficulty breathing – dial 999 / 112 to request an ambulance immediately.

Jellyfish

Most jellyfish stings are mild and don’t require treatment, or you can treat them yourself.

However, dial 999 / 112 if there are severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing or chest pain, or if a large or sensitive area of the body such as the face or genitals has been stung.

Someone stung by a jellyfish should be treated out of the water.

Any remaining tentacles should be removed using tweezers or a clean stick (wear gloves if they’re available). Applying a heat pack to the affected area, or immersing it in hot water helps to reduce pain and inflammation.

Vinegar has been shown to help prevent further nematocyst discharge from box jellyfish, which are found in tropical areas – but doesn’t provide any pain relief from already injected venom.

Ignore any advice you may have heard about urinating on the sting. It’s unlikely to help.

After a jellyfish sting, any pain and swelling can be treated with painkillers, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen.

Portuguese man-of-war

Portuguese man-of-war stings can be treated in a similar way to jellyfish stings (see above).

As with jellyfish stings, don’t use vinegar or alcohol to wash the affected area, as it can make the pain worse.

Instead, after carefully removing any remaining tentacles from the skin (see above), thoroughly wash the affected area with seawater (not fresh water). Afterwards, soak the area in hot water to ease the pain.

Pain from a Portuguese man-of-war sting usually lasts about 15-20 minutes. Seek immediate medical assistance if you experience severe, lasting pain, or if the affected area becomes infected.

Weever fish

If you’re stung by a weever fish, it’s important to get first aid and medical attention immediately.

To control the pain, the affected area should be immersed in hot water (as hot as can be tolerated) for 30-90 minutes. However, be careful not to burn your skin. This can be repeated if necessary.

You can use simple painkillers such as paracetamol to relieve any remaining pain.

Any large spines should be carefully removed from the wound using tweezers (avoid touching the spines with your bare hands). Clean the wound using soap and water, and then rinse it with fresh water. Don’t cover the wound.

Spines embedded in or near joints or tendons should be assessed in A&E. X-rays may be required and the spines may need to be surgically removed.

A severe allergic reaction anaphylaxis needs to be treated in hospital immediately.

Anti-tetanus prophylaxis (an injection) may be needed if you or the affected person isn’t fully vaccinated.

Aftercare

If there’s itching, hydrocortisone cream can be applied up to two to three times a day. However, this should be stopped immediately if there are any signs of infection, such as severe inflammation and redness.

Pain and inflammation can also be treated with painkillers, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen.

If an infection develops, a course of antibiotics may be prescribed. They should be taken for a minimum of five days after the signs of infection have disappeared.

Sea urchins

Sea urchin puncture wounds and stings are treated in a similar way to weever fish stings. If there are signs that you or someone you’re with has had a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), dial 999 / 112 to request an ambulance.

Immerse the affected area in hot water (as hot as can be tolerated) for 30-90 minutes. Again, be careful not to burn your skin.

Any large spines should be carefully removed from the wound using tweezers. The small venomous organs (pedicellariae) can be removed by using a razor blade to gently scrape them out. It may help to apply a small amount of shaving foam to the area first.

Scrub the wound using soap and water, and then rinse it with fresh water. Don’t close the wound with tape.

Aftercare

Pain and swelling can be treated with painkillers, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen.

If the skin is red and badly inflamed, a topical antibiotic cream or ointment should be applied three times a day.

Stingrays

Alert a lifeguard and dial 999 / 112 to request an ambulance if you’re stung by a stingray.

There’s no antidote to stingray venom, but the pain caused by a sting can be relieved by:

  • immersing the affected area in hot water (as hot as can be tolerated) for 30-90 minutes
  • pain-numbing medication (local anaesthetic)
  • pain-relieving medication given directly through a vein (intravenously)

Once the wound has been cleaned and the sting is removed (if necessary), the doctor will be able to look for further damage. You may need a tetanus booster if it’s more than five years since your last tetanus injection.

After being stung by a stingray, you’ll usually be given antibiotics, as there’s a high risk of the wound being contaminated by bacteria in the sting and the seawater, which could lead to an infection.

The wound will initially be left open, before being closed with stitches after about 48 hours, if it hasn’t become infected. In rare cases, surgery may be needed if the sting affects the tendons or blood vessels.

Reviewed May 2017.

First Aid Requierments for Schools & Nurseries

There seems to be considerable confusion as to what First Aid training UK schools and nurseries should be organising in order to fulfil the Education Regulators and Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations requirements, so we thought it would be helpful to offer a brief overview. For any further information, please feel free to contact us.

Schools and Nurseries are required to provide first aid provision to their staff & visitors under the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations. Additionally if they are looking after children within an Early Years setting they are required to provide suitable paediatric first aid training to ALL staff involved in the children’s education and welfare.  You can read the Governments report on this here.

For legal purposes you need to be able to prove that you have made appropriate first aid provision for your organisation. Your schools or nurseries first aid risk assessment will guide you as to what first aid provision you need to apply and this needs to recorded for the regulators inspectors.

For the EYFS and Ofsted requirements you should have at least one 12 hour full paediatric first aid qualified member of staff available at all times including cover for sickness, holidays and trips. The 12 hour paediatric first aid trained staff can be supported by one day Emergency Paediatric First Aid trained staff.

We offer the nationally recognised 12 hour full paediatric qualification as a face to face training and assessment course. We also offer the 6 hour emergency paediatric qualification meeting the needs of nannies offering home services.

The Education regulators also highly recommend that organisations are able to demonstrate that their paediatric first aiders have attended an annual first aid refresher course in-between renewal courses.

Any of our courses can be bespoke group courses for your organisations delivered at a place and time to suit your needs.

For more information and supporting documents please click here.

We also offer first aid for children and teenagers. Our paediatric first aid trainers are all highly experienced medical and emergency services professionals and engaging knowledgeable teachers to adults and children.

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