First Aid

Basic Life Support - Update
Duration:
2
Description:
Emergency Paediatric First Aid
Duration:
6 hours
Description:
This is an in-depth course for those who work with children – classroom assistants, teachers, nursery workers, child-minders, etc. The course covers all the topics in a standard first aid course (because children are, in many ways, small adults, and suffer from many of the same illnesses and injuries,) as well as a number of child-specific conditions, such as infantile convulsions, meningitis/septicaemia, sickle-cell, anaphylaxis, etc.
First Aid at Work Refresher
Duration:
3 hours over half a day
Description:
The purpose of this course is to prevent the inevitable loss of skills over the three year period between courses. "HSE strongly recommends that first-aiders undertake annual refresher training within any three year certification period of FAW or EFAW." (HSE document, "First aid training and qualifications for the purposes of the Health and Safety(FirstAid)Regulations 1981") Unlike most other workplace skills, which are generally put into practice immediately after they are learned, first aid - hopefully - will remain unused year after year. The resulting "skill fade", means that after a few years many first aiders have forgotten most of their skills. By attending refresher courses, these skills are kept alive and fresh, ready to be used at a moment's notice. This course covers:
  • assessing the situation in an emergency;
  • administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure);
  • administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
  • administering first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;
  • administering first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock.
First Aid at Work
Duration:
18 hours (normally over three days, but can be over a number of weeks)
Description:
This is the "bench-mark" first aid course, covering the syllabus as laid down in the Approved Code of Practice:
  • administer first aid to a casualty with: injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries; chest injuries; burns and scalds; eye injuries; sudden poisoning; anaphylactic shock;
  • recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes).
  • understand the role of the firstaider including reference to: the importance of preventing cross infection; the need for recording incidents and actions; use of available equipment;
  • assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure);
  • administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;
  • provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).
Emergency First Aid at Work
Duration:
6 hours (normally over one day)
Description:
This is a relatively new course, introduced by the HSE in October 2009, in recognition of the fact that health and safety legislation, and its implementation, have impacted on the number and seriousness of accidents in the workplace. This course is recommended for places of work where the Risk Assessment has shown there to be a reduced likelihood of serious injury. The syllubus for this course covers:
  • understand the role of the first aider including reference to: the importance of preventing cross infection; the need for recording incidents and actions; use of available equipment;
  • assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure);
  • administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;
  • administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;
  • provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Duration:
3 hours (over half-a-day)
Description:
Defibrillation has been shown to be absolutely vital in the immediate treatment of cardiac arrest - in fact, if an AED is deployed within two minutes, it can give patients up to a 78% chance of survival to discharge from hospital. The key to the success of an AED is its rapid availability and use. The more confident and familiar your staff are with their equipment, the more likely they are to use it quickly and, thus, successfully. This is why regular AED training is vital for all staff working in an environment where an AED is available. Use of the AED is actually very easy - certainly nothing to be nervous of - but staff very rarely realise this until they have trained with one of these amazing pieces of kit. Our short, simple course will give staff the knowledge to know when an AED is needed, and the confidence to use it.
Medical Emergency Response (Dental Staff)
Duration:
4 hours (renewable yearly)
Description:
Our Medical Emergency Response training for dental staff follows the systems given in the G.D.C’s core ethical guidance booklet ‘Standards for Dental Professionals’ and associated supplementary guidance. It will provide all registered staff with 4 hours of verifiable CPD in this core subject. We can tailor training to suit the needs and experience of your staff and over a period of time can build solid protocols dealing with situations that arise in the dental environment. In-practice training will allow your staff to become familiar with the equipment that they will have to use in an emergency in their normal workplace. This will make all staff aware of the importance of maintainance protocols and result in the smooth initiation of the emergency action plan. The training is suitable for dentists, dental technicians, nurses, and receptionists. We will cover asthma, anaphylaxis, cardiac emergencies, epileptic seizures, hypoglycaemia, syncope, choking and aspiration, and adrenal insufficiency, following the ABCDE approach. This course can also be run to compliment the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) course should one be available in practice.
CPR and Action for Choking - for Adults, Children and Babies (Lay Staff)
Duration:
2 hours
Description:
Designed as PROTECTED LEARNING for lay staff (e.g. receptionists, clerical workers, cleaners, janitors, drivers, etc.) working within medical or dental practices, this course covers management of an unconscious casualty, adult, child and baby CPR and action for choking, also for adults, children and babies, with opportunities for all to practice and hone their skills.
Anaphylaxis Awareness
Duration:
1 hour
Description:
This course is designed for General Practioners, practice nurses, and surgery lay staff, covering the general management of anaphylaxis. It also deals with the recognition of, and action for, an anaphylactic emergency.
Wilderness First Aid
Duration:
18 hours over three days
Description:
A bespoke course catering for the specific needs of a particulare client exposed to very specic risks
Emergency First Aid for those working with Children & Young People
Duration:
4 hours
Description:
A short first aid course designed for Foster Carers supported by Core Assets, this course covers incident management, casualty handling, adult, child & baby CPR, shock, bleeding, choking asthma, anaphylaxis, seizures, fractures, head and eye injuries, and burns
Emergency First Aid for those working with Children & Young People - Scotland
Duration:
6 hours (usually over two days)
Description:
This is a longer course, aimed principally at Foster Carers, but equally applicable to parents, creche and nursery workers, or indeed, anyone who has regular contact with children. Course content includes the management of an unconscious casualty; adult, child and baby CPR, casualty assessment, choking and hypoxia, bleeding and bandaging, burns, as well as boney and soft tissue injuries. We also look at spinal injuries, seizures, effects of heat and cold, shock, head injuries and stroke. Also covered are a variety of medical conditions such as croup, asthma, anaphylaxis, poisoning, diabetes, meningitis and sickle cell anaemia. There is plenty of time for hands on practice for CPR, bandaging, etc.
Emergency Basic Life Support & General First Aid
Duration:
16hours
Description:
This is a preparatory course for young people about to undertake training and expeditions as part of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme. Although necessarily longer, in order to better prepare them for the rigours of the great outdoors, this course leads to the Emergency First Aid at Work certificate. Lasting for three years, this qualification makes candidates a better prospect to employers, either on the completion of full time employment, or during a gap year. Topics covered are: • Being a first aider • Looking after yourself • Action in an emergency • Assessing a casualty • Primary survey & secondary survey • Basic anatomy Respiratory & Circulatory systems • Recovery positions • Basic life support— Resus Council UK 2010 • (Chest compressions—Rescue breaths) • Choking (adult child & infant) • Asthma attacks • Anaphylactic shock • Drowning. • Hypovolemic shock • Severe bleeding— Minor bleeding • Heart attack—Angina attack—Stroke • Head injury concussion— compression • Seizures in adults • Fainting • Broken Bones— Soft tissue injuries • Burns • Eye injury • Swallowed poisons • Heat exhaustion & heat stroke • Hypothermia
Introduction to First Aid for Lay Medical Staff
Duration:
2 Hours
Description:
This short course is designed as an introduction to First Aid for medical receptionists etcetera, who may find themselves as the first point of contact (by telephone or in person) for patients or casualties requiring immediate treatment. It covers wounds and bleeding, heart attack, seizures (epileptic & febrile), asthma & croup, burns, hypothermia, poisoning and diabetic emergency. It does not cover CPR, as this is mandatory, and delivered in other courses.
Automated External Defibrillator Operation for Trainers
Duration:
4
Description:
For T4LS trainers only - not to be published
Anaphylaxis Awareness for those Working with Children & Young People
Duration:
3 Hours
Description:
Course for Core Assets - not for publication
Responding to Medical Emergencies for Lay Medical Staff
Duration:
3 Hours
Description:
A short course aimed at G.P's receptionists, covering: Initial assessment using the DRSAB approach Recovery position for adults, children and babies Response to choking for adults, children and babies Burns Bleeding Explanation and demonstration of an AED unit
CPR and Action for Choking - for Adults, Children and Babies, with Anaphylaxis Awareness (Lay Staff)
Duration:
3 hours
Description:
Designed as PROTECTED LEARNING for General Practitioners, Practice Nurses and lay practice staff, this course covers management of an unconscious casualty, adult, child and baby CPR and action for choking, also for adults, children and babies, with opportunities for all to practice. This course also incorporates training covering the general management of anaphylaxis and deals with the recognition of, and action for, an anaphylactic emergency.
CPR and Action for Choking - for Adults, Children and Babies, with Anaphylaxis Awareness (Medical Staff)
Duration:
3 hours
Description:
Designed as PROTECTED LEARNING for General Practitioners, Practice Nurses qualified medical staff, this course covers management of an unconscious casualty, adult, child and baby CPR and action for choking, also for adults, children and babies, with opportunities for all to practice. This course also incorporates training covering the general management of anaphylaxis and deals with the recognition of, and action for, an anaphylactic emergency, including work with Emerade, Jext, and Epi-pen auto-injector trainers.
CPR Update and Anaphylaxis Awareness (Medical Staff)
Duration:
3 Hours
Description:
This course, designed for medical professionals, simply incorporates the standard CPR for Adults, Children & Babies with the Anaphylaxis Awareness Course
CPR and Action for Choking - for Adults, Children and Babies (Clinical Staff)
Duration:
2 hours
Description:
CPR and Action for Choking - for Adults, Children and Babies (Lay Staff)Duration:2 hoursDescription:Designed as PROTECTED LEARNING for medical staff working within medical or dental practices, this course covers management of an unconscious casualty, adult, child and baby CPR and action for choking, also for adults, children and babies, with opportunities for all to practice and hone their skills.
Basic First Aid for Event Marshals
Duration:
3 hours
Description:
This course has been designed for a client with specific requirements. Please contact T4LS for further details.
CPR and Action for Choking - for Adults, Children and Babies, with Anaphylaxis Awareness (Lay Staff)
Duration:
3 hours
Description:
Designed as PROTECTED LEARNING for Lay Staff working within GP practices - receptionists, drivers, etc., this course covers management of an unconscious casualty, adult, child and baby CPR and action for choking, also for adults, children and babies, with opportunities for all to practice. This course also incorporates training covering the general management of anaphylaxis and deals with the recognition of, and action for, an anaphylactic emergency, including work with Emerade, Jext, and Epi-pen auto-injector trainers.
AED Update for Medical Staff
Duration:
1 hour
Description:
The purpose of this course is to keep medical staff, working in general practice, up to date with current protocols and practices for Automated Defibrillators. It includes a brief theory recap, and a strong practical element.
AED Update - Lay Staff
Duration:
1 hour
Description:
The purpose of this course is to keep lay staff, working in general practice, up to date with current protocols and practices for Automated Defibrillators. It includes a brief theory recap, and a strong practical element.
Basic First Aid
Duration:
6
Description:
Basic Life Support
Duration:
45 min
Description:
Demonstration of Basic Life Support skills, including initial assessment, recovery position, CPR for adults, children and babies, including an explanation of the use of defibrillators. This course was designed as a "taster" course, for a business attempting to promote heath and well-being among its staff

Fire Safety

Fire Safety
Duration:
2 hours
Description:
This is a short course, introducing the causes, effects and personal dangers of fire, as well as the responsibility employees have for preventing and reducing the risk of injury by fire to themslelves or to others. This course is ideal as part of an innaugural course for new employees, or as a refresher course for existing employees. It includes fire anatomy, case histories, familiarity with fire extinguishers, and a brief hands-on session with various types of extinguishers. Please note: there is NO live fire work associated with this course.
Evacuation Chair Training
Duration:
3 hours
Description:
In the event of a fire, responsibility for evacuating the premises falls to the employer. In the event that staff or customers need to be evacuated down stairs (lifts must never be used in the event of fire) a system must be in place to assist wheelchair uses, or those with limited mobility, swiftly and safely down the stairs and out of the building. This course explains the need for and use of evacuation chairs, with ample demonstration and practice.
Evacuation Chair Training
Duration:
3 hours
Description:
Evacuation chairs enable trained personnel to assist wheelchair users and other disabled staff or customers to escape from upper floors of buildings when lifts not available, e.g., in the event of a fire. This vital piece of equipment allows employers to comply with both the Disability Discrimination Act and Fire Regulations by enabling rapid, safe evacuation of all staff in the event of an emergency. The evacuation chair is extremely easy to use, but requires training and a certain amount of confidence to operate correctly. Training can be carried out at the clients' own premises, using the onsite equipment, or elsewhere, using a chair provided by us.

Office Safety


Aquatic Courses

Aquatic First Aid
Duration:
-
Description:
This course is ideal for waterside locations where there is no requirement - statutory or otherwise - for a qualified lifeguard. Examples might be small hotel pools, leisure centres, and spas. Aquatic First Aid would normally be taught as a "bolt-on" to a regular First Aid at Work, Emergency First Aid at Work, or Water Safety course. Although first aid is much the same anywhere, there are certain refinements to make CPR more effective in the event of an aquatic accident. These techniques are not normally taught as part of a regular first aid course.
Water Safety Course
Duration:
4 hours
Description:
This is a basic course in Water Safety, suitable for those working in and around: Fish Farms Water Treatment Plants Country Parks Rivers and lochs Emphasis is placed on training individuals to keep themselves safe around water and wetlands and, i the event that it becomes necessary, carrying out safe, landbased rescues of colleagues and public.

Manual Handling

Manual Handling (objects)
Duration:
3 hours
Description:
This is a basic course of instruction, lasting three hours, for those involved in the moving and handling of objects (as opposed to clients/patients). It deals with the causes and types of manual handling related injuries, as well as how to avoid them. By the use of these basic techniques, injuries and sickness can be reduced, and useful active life can be extended.

Food Safety

Food Safety
Duration:
-
Description:
Not meantime available