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                                      HSE Approved First Aid Courses at Greystoke

 
 

We have been running HSE Approved First Aid courses in Greystoke for several years and have developed

a formula of combining stimulating teaching days (ITC method *)  with

a lovely venue and delicious home made food and refreshments included.

Not a village hall in sight .

This seems to make these necessarily serious courses into as enjoyable an experience as possible for those needing to attend.

 
 
Wed 16th March 2011 Emergency First Aid at Work EFAW £70

6 hours 9.30am - 4.30pm inc lunch

Mon 4th Tues 5th April 2011

Outdoor First Aid Course 1 or 2 days

£70 / £130

8 or 16 hours 9am - 5pm

 

If you would like us to organise a First Aid specifically for you and have a minumum of 6 persons please contact us.

 

 
 

* We use the  ITC System of First Aid Training -  whose method of teaching is dynamic, enjoyable,  purposeful and interactive…it is therefore unlikely that participant will fall asleep and need CPR resuscitation from another attendee !

And most importantly,  as this is actually serious stuff ..…all our courses are fully approved and endorsed by HM Health and Safety Executive .

 

Some of our  feedback emails received regarding our first aid courses:

" Just to say thanks for the first aid course. I was not looking forward to an eight hour concentrated course. I have been on them many times and nearly always found them tedious and a chore. A lot of information to be put in a short time. Usually for me that meant not a lot of information retention after a couple of hours. However, the course on Monday was inspirational. Alasdair's enthusiasm shone through and lasted the whole day. Not only did my rear end not complain from sitting in the same position but there was not a single moment when I was bored. Certainly the best first aid course I have been on. The food and hospitality was great.. "

  Congratulations and thank you. !  You  set up and ran a First Aid training day which not only saw our delegates successfully re-qualified but was highly enjoyable for them. I have pleasure in confirming further bookings for more staff who are due for re-training and who, having heard from our first representatives how wonderful your day was, insist on receiving their updates via you.  Please pass on to Alasdair my thanks for having motivated and enthused our staff so successfully...they have all taken similar courses in the past and were, to be honest only attending in March under duress from me.

However, they have nothing but  praise for your welcome and the trainer's energetic and attention-holding presentation, not to mention the fabulous lunch and afternoon tea. Apart from fulfilling training requirements, this will obviously make life easier for me as I will not now meet with the usual reluctance when booking everyone's mandatory up-dates.  

 

 
 

 

THE NEW HSE FIRST AID REGULATIONS

From October 1st 2009 the HSE regulations regarding first aid provision in the workplace are changing.  Since the previous revision of the first aid regulations in 1981, the average UK workplace has changed dramatically.  Back then the workplace was often a large industrial site and mobile phones were virtually unheard of.  First aiders in the workplace needed the skills to look after a seriously injured casualty for up to an hour before an ambulance arrived.

Today, workplaces are generally low risk and have immediate access to the emergency services via mobile phones.  Paramedic response times have greatly reduced and collapse through illness rather than injury is usually the cause of major first aid incidents in today’s workplace.  In recognition of this the HSE is introducing a new 6-hour Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course.

Now employers have a choice of ‘approved’ first aid training courses to send their staff on.  This new system also allows flexibility for employers and it may also be appropriate to send employees on environment specific first aid training if they are working in a specialist area e.g. working with children, working in remote situations or as a sports coach.

What are the new courses?

From October there will be two levels of accreditation:

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) for those employees in low risk workplaces e.g. offices, shops and call centres.  This will be a 6-hour award.

First Aid at Work (FAW) for more remote or hazardous environments e.g. light industry, construction or food processing.  This will be an 18-hour award (reduced from the previous 24 hours).  This course will still have a 12-hour refresher course after 3 years.

Additionally all employers are ‘highly recommended’, by the Health and Safety Executive, to give their staff responsible for first aid an annual 3-hours of refresher training.

How does the employer know which course their staff need?

Employers are required to undertake a hazard assessment of the workplace to decide how many staff need training and at what level of training.  This is based on a range of factors including how many employees there are, what they do, how many sites a business operates from, how many people drive for work, etc. 

Generally speaking many companies who currently undergo full FAW courses may well be able to do 6-hour EFAW courses from October, thereby saving course costs and staff time.  Also employers in specific contexts will be allowed to send staff on environment specific courses.

 

EFAW Emergency First Aid at Work 6 Hr course  

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) for those employees in low risk workplaces e.g. offices, shops and call centres.  This will be a 6-hour award.

  

  This 6-hour course covers all the essential life saving and emergency responses in the home, the workplace and in leisure activities and provides

continual assessment and feedback. It is both interactive and purposeful.

This course is endorsed by the Health and Safety Executive, providing a first aid qualification as sought by many in the workplace nowadays.

The day includes all coffees, refreshments , a lovely 2 course lunch and an afternoon cream tea.  

 

For Further Guidance see http://www.hse.gov.uk/firstaid/index.htm

 

 
 

 

 First Aid at Work new 18 hr course

 

First Aid at Work (FAW) for more remote or hazardous environments e.g. light industry, construction or food processing.  This will be an 18-hour award (reduced from the previous 24 hours).  This course will still have a 12-hour refresher course after 3 years.

 

An 18 hour course held here at the Cycle Café   All employers have a legal obligation to make First Aid provision for their employees.  

This course fulfills all current Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations and is delivered inspiringly in an activity based way which is purposeful and interactive !  

The course contains the following :

 

  • Safe best practice A systematic approach to incident management Unconsciousness, causes and treatment External bleeding, internal bleeding and shock resuscitation procedures including choking Injury, illness, environment Burns and scalds Poisoning
  • Using First Aid Kit and Record Keeping.

 

In the following format  

 

  • Interactive hands on practical training One CPR training manikin per 2 participants Easy to follow individual course booklet
  • A recognised certificate valid for 3 years External examiners

 

The course costs includes all teaching, the manual and certification.  On Day One all refreshments, a lovely two course lunch and a cream tea . On subsequent days a cream tea will be served each afternoon . Participants may bring their own packed lunch and the Cycle Café will be open for light lunch / refreshments

 
 

  

First Aid at Work ...12 hour Refresher Course after 3 years

A 12 hour course held here at the Cycle Café to update those who have an existing FAAW Qualifiaction that needs updating.

If the course is taken before the FAAW course expires then the 2 day module will update for another 3 years.

  All employers have a legal obligation to make First Aid provision for their employees.  

This course fulfills all current Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations and is delivered inspiringly in an activity based way which is purposeful and interactive ! 9am – 5pm  each day  

The course costs includes all teaching, the manual and certification.  On Day One all refreshments, a lovely two course lunch and a cream tea . On day Two a cream tea will be served each afternoon . Participants may bring their own packed lunch and the Cycle Café will be open for light lunch / refreshments.

 
 

 

 

Outdoor First Aid Courses over 1 or 2 days

The outdoor environment nearly always means that the casualty has to be looked after for a longer timescale than is typical in a more urban setting. All of our outdoor First Aid courses look at how to manage the situation when the ambulance does not turn up in 10 minutes time and are appropriate if your work or leisure place is remote.

The First Aid Trainer has an active interest and commitment to the outdoor environment and fully understand the issues, dilemmas and judgments required when dealing with incidents in potentially hostile remote environments making the training highly relevant to you needs.

This course covers essential lifesaving techniques, especially dealing with casualties safely, systematically and sympathetically in the first few minutes of the more remote incident. Typically outdoor instructors working within centre grounds or on 'controlled' sites take this award as a minimum standard of duty of care. The course is also very popular with Trainee and assistant instructors starting out on their career.

Interactive hands-on training is the hallmark of this course, designed for all those working in remote locations in the British Isles. Training and scenarios are based on being more than several minutes up to several hours from help or the rescue team arriving. The first day covers the Emergency Action content with the second day building upon this. This qualification covers the needs of the outdoor national governing bodies for their Instructor awards.

Suitable for, ML, SPA, BCU, RYA, BOF, MIA, MIC etc.

Sport Leisure and Tourism

1 Day Emergency Action

This course covers essential lifesaving techniques, especially dealing with casualties safely, systematically and sympathetically in the first few minutes of the incident. Typically leisure centre instructors, Tour Representatives, Children's Club Coordinators, Pool Lifeguards, sports coaches or team managers working with all ages of people in all activities take this award as a minimum standard of duty of care. It is also very popular with Trainee and assistant instructors starting out on their career in sports, leisure & travel.

 

2 Day for Sports Coaches and Leaders plus Minibus Module

Interactive hands on training is the hallmark of this course, designed for all those working in sporting, leisure and travel locations The second day builds upon the Emergency Action content covering the needs of activity leaders, incident management for  instructors, mini bus drivers or those who operate on multi-site venues.

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
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