News

Wed 06 September 2017

As of the 1st October 2017 schools will be able to order spare adrenaline auto-injectors without a named perscription. We think that this is a great step forward that will hopefully save lives. The proposals can be found here with full details to be published covering all questions in The Department of Health's guidance for schools.

 

Thu 20 October 2016

With such a large choice of first aid training providers available via the internet it can be difficult to choose. Many people searching online will compare prices and it can be tempting to buy the cheapest. Cheapest is not usually the best option! Getting good value is important but even more important is that you choose a reputable company that is trusted, recommended and operates legally to current standards.

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.

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!

Wed 09 December 2015

The European Resuscitation Council have brought out new guidelines that will affect first aid training courses. There are some key changes that affect the way we will teach first aiders to treat a person suffering from severe bleeding, Asthma and Diabetes to name a few.

http://www.cprguidelines.eu/assets/downloads/guidelines/S0300-9572%2815%...

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

Tue 27 October 2015

The UK Resuscitation Council have released the latest guidelines and these can be found using the following link - https://www.resus.org.uk/resuscitation-guidelines/adult-basic-life-suppo...

The changes are strongly in support of extending the link between CPR and defibrillation. In the UK more people need to be trained in CPR and how to use a defibrillator to increase chances of survival. All school children should be taught CPR and how to use a defibrillator.

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.

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.

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).

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 30 July 2015

We currently have a summer special offer on the Cardiac Science G5 Fully-Automatic CPRD defibrillator. Just £995 + vat for a limited period and we include free wall signs with each AED purchased. http://www.first-rescue.co.uk/defibrillators/powerheart-g5-cprd-fully-au...

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