First Aid Courses

What is First Aid

Posted on March 25, 2014 · Posted in First Aid

First Aid is the initial help or care given to a casualty who is either injured or become ill, up until the time that the Emergency Services arrive. Often this will be administered by a trained First Aider who has been called to the scene.

First Aider:

The knowledge and potentially lifesaving skills that the First Aider may have to deliver, can and do save many hundreds of lives each year. These skills are vital though not difficult to learn.

First Aid in the workplace:

There are literally thousands of work related accidents/injuries each year in the UK, both minor and major. Some fatal.

H.S.E Statistics 2012/2013:

  • 148 workers killed at work
  • 78 000 other injuries to employees were reported under RIDDOR
  • 175 000 over-7-day absence injuries occurred.
  • 1.1 million working people were suffering from a work-related illness (2011/12)
  • 27 million working days were lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury (2011/12)

Legal Obligations:

Under current legislation Health & Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981 “Require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with less than five employees and to the self-employed.” This includes the need to have Trained First Aiders.

Our Instructors:

Fit-4-First-Aid delivers high quality First Aid Training to ensure that you meet your obligations and are compliant with HSE. Our Instructors are fully trained and have the new QCF qualification Level 3 Award, additionally they are annually assessed and quality assured.

Need First Aid Training?

Let us help, we will ensure you receive the correct course for your Business or place of work. We will travel to your venue at no extra cost. We offer substantial discounts for group bookings, typically saving you 40- 50% compared to St John and Red Cross.
Learn how to save a life with Fit-4-First-Aid…..courses are relaxed, informative, practical and fun!