First Aid Course Edinburgh

Welcome to our award-winning First Aid Courses and training services in Edinburgh, proudly offered as part of the esteemed Skills Training Group. Our commitment to excellence ensures that you receive top-notch training to equip you with life-saving skills.

Our First Aid Training Courses In Edinburgh

The CPR & Defibrillator Course Is Designed For The General Public And Covers Basic First Aid Skills For Adults As Well As First Aid In The Workplace.

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One-Day Emergency First Aid at Work Course in Edinburgh: Training and Assessment for the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Qualification.

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Our FAIB Accredited Blended First Aid at Work (FAW) qualification comprises 6 hours of E-Learning and 2 days of practical training.

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Join us for a 2-day First Aid at Work Refresher Course in Edinburgh, open exclusively to individuals with a valid First Aid at Work (FAW) Certificate.

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Experience our 2-Day Level 3 OFSTED Approved Paediatric First Aid Course, conducted at our Edinburgh centre or conveniently brought to your workplace.

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Choose from our wide array of flexible on-site training options, allowing you the freedom to select any of our venues for your course. The cost is £495 + VAT

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FAIB Accredited First Aid Courses

The First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) is a trade body for the first-aid sector that sets guidelines for qualifications. To be accepted by the FAIB, you must show evidence of high-quality first-aid training and quality management standards. The FAIB is a well-established organisation that regulates hundreds of training institutions across the country.

FOFATO Members

We are affiliated with the Federation of First Aid Training Organizations (FOFATO).

The FOFATO was created to raise the standards of First Aid and, as a result, raise public awareness of the profession. Since 2007, the HSE has recognized the FOFATO as the main consulting organisation in matters regarding First Aid.

🏥 Edinburgh First Aid Courses: Leading the Way in First Aid and Health and Safety Training

Discover the Range of Edinburgh First Aid Training Courses for Work:

Emergency First Aid at Work: A one-day course fulfilling the minimum requirement for workplaces where a first aider is necessary. Ideal for low-hazard environments like shops or offices, and suited for organisations identifying the need for emergency first aid-trained personnel.

First Aid at Work: A comprehensive three-day course designed for individuals who may need to administer first aid to injured or ill colleagues while at work. It includes specialised training on injuries and illnesses identified in your first aid needs assessment.

First Aid at Work Requalification: Tailored for those seeking to renew and update their first aid at work skills, this course enables participants to refresh their knowledge and maintain their workplace first aider certification.

First Aid Annual Skills Update: Stay up-to-date with your first aid skills through our recommended annual update course, endorsed by the Health and Safety Executive for workplace first aiders.

First Aid for Appointed Persons: Ideal for workplaces not requiring a full-fledged first aider, this course equips appointed individuals with essential and simple first aid skills.

Paediatric First Aid: A comprehensive two-day course for caregivers looking after babies and children, including nannies, childminders, nursery workers, and au pairs. It complies with the requirements for childcare registration and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Emergency Paediatric First Aid: A one-day course specially tailored for newly qualified level two and three childcare staff embarking on their careers in an Early Years setting.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this training, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the following:

Workplace First Aid Regulations: Familiarity with the regulations governing workplace first aid, including knowledge about first aid kits, training requirements, and incident reporting.

Infection Prevention Measures: Understanding infection prevention techniques such as proper hand hygiene, the use of personal protective equipment, post-first aid cleaning procedures, and effective waste management.

Primary Survey (DRABC): Proficiency in conducting a primary survey using the DRABC acronym, which includes assessing for danger, checking for a response, ensuring a clear airway, assessing breathing, and checking circulation.

Recovery Position and CPR: Proper techniques for placing casualties in the recovery position, particularly when a spinal injury is suspected. Additionally, you will learn how to administer CPR and use defibrillators effectively.

Treatment of Various Injuries: How to provide first aid for a range of injuries, including choking, wounds, shock, burns, scalds, eye and head injuries, fractures, sprains, strains, dislocations, and spinal injuries.

Treatment of Various Illnesses and Conditions: Knowledge of first aid measures for illnesses and conditions such as heart attacks, angina attacks, strokes, epilepsy, asthma, allergic reactions, diabetic emergencies, hyperventilation, nosebleeds, poisoning, and drowning.

Throughout this training, you will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to respond promptly and effectively to emergencies, making a significant difference in safeguarding lives in various situations.

Other First Aid Course Options

In addition to our core first aid courses, we offer specialised training for the following:

Fire Marshals: Equip your fire marshals with essential first aid skills to handle emergencies confidently and ensure the safety of your workplace.

Safe Moving and Handling Techniques: Ideal for individuals seeking an introduction to safe practices for lifting and handling, reducing the risk of workplace injuries.

Oxygen Administration for First Aid: For those with an existing first aid certificate, this course enables participants to handle oxygen in their workplace effectively. Please note that you must provide an oxygen cylinder for this training.

School Environment: Tailored for educators and school staff, this course addresses the unique first aid needs within a school setting, ensuring a safe learning environment.

Mental Wellbeing: Based on the exclusive Red Cross psychosocial framework, this training empowers individuals to manage stress and build resilience in the workplace, fostering a positive and supportive atmosphere.

Whatever your specific training requirements may be, our comprehensive courses are designed to meet your needs and empower you with the skills to respond effectively in diverse situations.


What Are The Responsibilities Of First Aiders?

The roles and responsibilities of first aiders can vary depending on the unique circumstances and workplace demands. Nevertheless, some typical duties of first aiders include:

1. Immediate Assistance: First aiders promptly provide appropriate medical aid to injured or ill individuals. This involves assessing the situation, ensuring everyone's safety, and administering necessary first-aid treatments.

2. Injury and Illness Assessment: First aiders should be able to evaluate the nature and severity of injuries or illnesses, enabling them to make informed decisions on the appropriate course of action. This includes conducting initial examinations, gathering information from the affected person or witnesses, and determining the required treatment.

3. First Aid Treatment: Equipped with essential training, first aiders can administer primary medical treatments to stabilise injuries or illnesses until professional medical assistance arrives. This may include applying bandages, performing CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), applying splints, managing allergic reactions, or assisting with choking incidents.

4. Communicating with Emergency Services: When necessary, first aiders must promptly contact emergency services, such as calling an ambulance, and provide precise details about the situation, injuries, and any updates.

5. Documentation: First aiders are responsible for maintaining accurate records of incidents they respond to. This entails recording details of injuries or illnesses, actions taken, and observations made during the response.

6. Ongoing Training and Updates: First aiders must continuously update their skills and knowledge. This involves attending regular training sessions, participating in refresher courses, and staying informed about advancements and changes in first aid practices.

It is crucial to recognise that the responsibilities of first aiders may differ based on the jurisdiction's legal requirements and the particular workplace environment. Employers should provide clear guidelines and support to designated first aiders to ensure they can fulfil their duties effectively. By ensuring well-trained and updated workplace first-aiders, organisations can enhance the safety and well-being of their employees and visitors during emergencies.

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