Comments from the Care Inspectorate about Paediatric First Aid

Comments from the Care Inspectorate about Paediatric First Aid Here are some comments from the Care Inspectorate about Paediatric First Aid training for staff in the Early Years workplace. Care Inspectorate Chief Inspector says “the Care Inspectorate requires (care) staff to have the skills and knowledge to undertake their role…. as discussed on occasions there…

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5 Steps To Starting A First Aid Training Business

Start a First Aid Training Business

  Starting a First Aid Training Business can be a daunting thing to do, so to help you on your way and hopefully answer some of the questions we are often asked, here are 5 Steps To Starting A First Aid Training Business. 1. Get Qualified Become a first aid trainer, this should be fairly self…

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Why do childcare staff need to complete a 12-hour Paediatric First Aid course?

Why do Childcare and Early Years staff need to complete a 12-hour Paediatric First Aid course? Not everyone realizes that first aid for infants and young children is quite different to that of adults. This 12 hour Paediatric First Aid course is seen as the ‘standard’ first aid course for childcare across the rest of…

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Launching Our ‘Keep Children in Scotland Safe’ Campaign!

What is the ‘Keep Children in Scotland Safe’ campaign? In late 2016 one of our Directors, Cory Jones, asked the then Scottish Early Years and Childcare (ELC) Minister if Scotland was likely to introduce legislation to ensure that ELC Providers have trained Paediatric First Aid staff on duty when infants and children were at their…

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Cory Jones meets Minister to discuss Paediatric First Aid

Cory Jones meets Minister to discuss Paediatric First Aid Cory Jones Meets with MSP Maree Todd to discuss provision of Paediatric First Aid On April 6th Cory Jones, First Aid Training Co-operative Director met Minister for Childcare and Early Years to discuss the needs for first aid provision in the Childcare and Early Learning (ELC)…

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Is First Aid for Mums and Dads important?

Is First Aid for Mums and Dads important? Could you give CPR to your baby? Would you know what to do if your child swallows a toxic substance such as bleach or eats some washing machine tabs? What if your child was choking on a sweet? Could you cope? Is First Aid for Mums and…

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Its tick time again!

Its tick time again! Summer is coming and many of us are heading back into the great outdoors. Today I picked up two ticks on my walk so yes – its tick time again! Basic advice from our previous tick blogs hasn’t changed. But here is a reminder for you all. For more detail, check…

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First Aid At Work Level 3, And First Aid At Work Level 6. What Is The Difference?

First Aid At Work Level 3, And First Aid At Work Level 6. What Is The Difference? In this blog we’ll explain the differences, and answer a question we get asked a lot: What are the equivalences of different first aid courses and what do the different levels mean? First Aid At Work Level 3,…

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Accreditation of first aid certificates and courses

Accreditation of first aid certificates and courses   Have working on the first aid training sector for 15 years it is apparent the confusion I experienced, as a new trainer about how first aid courses are accredited and certificated hasn’t gone away. How does the accreditation of first aid certificates and courses work? The first…

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First Aid Regulations in Northern Ireland

First Aid Regulations in Northern Ireland The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982 were been updated by the Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) and since 31 October 2017 the new regulations were enforced. The main changes to the First Aid Regulations in Northern Ireland will bring Northern Ireland in line the…

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Bushcraft First Aid – Top 5 issues you may need to deal with.

Bushcraft First Aid – Top 5 issues you may need to deal with. First Aid skills are essential survival skills. When you’re out in the wilds you can’t just dial 999, you need to know how to be your own first responder. Learn some Bushcraft First Aid. For those taking part in outdoor adventures and…

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