5 Reasons Your First Aid Training Business Might Not Be Working For You

First Aid is a potentially lifesaving subject to teach.  We do it because we know it can make a real difference to individuals and communities, and we are passionate about helping people. It is a rewarding and satisfying career that makes a difference. We enjoy delivering a practical and active course and developing the skills of…

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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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Partnership with Scottish Golf

Partnership with Scottish Golf Partnership with Scottish Golf Scottish Golf and First Aid Training Co-operative have worked together to develop and promote a golfers first aid course, specifically designed for those who work and coach in the golfing sector. Alan Dobie from First Aid training Co-operative who has been developing the course with Scottish Golf…

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Are your children safe returning to nursery school?

Are your children safe returning to nursery school? Are your children safe returning to nursery school? Did you know? 33% of all nurseries and childcare providers in Scotland have no first aid trained to deal with child first aid incidents. * Of the nurseries and childcare providers who do have staff with some child first…

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Weil’s disease for forestry workers, agricultural contractors, and estate workers

Weil’s disease for forestry workers, agricultural contractors, and estate workers We think less about Weil’s disease infections these days and more about Lyme Disease. The number of infections is relatively low compared to something like Lyme disease. The figures from the Health Protection Agency show less than half a dozen recorded occurrence’s each year in…

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Lyme Disease for forestry workers, agricultural contractors, and estate workers.

Lyme Disease for forestry workers, agricultural contractors, and estate workers. Lyme disease the basics Lyme Disease for forestry workers, contractors, gillies, stalkers and estate workers. Lyme Disease is one of many diseases carried by ticks. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is carried by deer and sheep ticks across the UK. Infection occurs when…

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5 First Aid Issues For Brushcutter / Strimmer Operators

5 First Aid issues for Brushcutter / Strimmer Operators 5 First Aid issues for Brushcutter / Strimmer Operators. The safe and correct use of brushcutters, strimmers and hedgetrimmers is covered in a number of industry specific courses, however these only focus on the use of the machinery and not what to do if there is…

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First Aid for chainsaw workers and foresters

First Aid for chainsaw workers and foresters. First Aid for chainsaw workers and foresters. Chainsaws are potentially dangerous and can cause fatal or major injuries if not used correctly. The vast majority of chainsaw users work responsibly and with care, but accidents do happen. It has been a long day and you’re tired, if the…

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Lack of Paediatric First Aid training by Childcare Providers

Lack of Paediatric First Aid training by Childcare Providers Lack of Paediatric First Aid training by Childcare Providers  – our ongoing campaign. 33% of all nurseries and childcare providers in Scotland have no first aid trained staff to deal with child first aid incidents. * Of the nurseries and childcare providers who do have staff…

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Agricultural incidents; safety and use of machinery

Agricultural and Forestry incidents; safety and use of machinery Figures released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have confirmed agriculture as the most dangerous industry in the UK. The headline figures make challenging reading: A total of 27 fatal injuries to agricultural workers were recorded across the UK in 2016 Farm workers are 18 times more likely…

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Forestry contractors first aid requirements

Forestry contractor’s first aid requirements The Forestry Commission set a policy for first aid training required by all contractors working on their sites, which was last updated in 2015. All contractors (forestry clearance, fencing, planting, surveyors and hauliers) need to demonstrate they comply with their First Aid Policy. This applies to self employed contractors as…

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