Cory Jones

Cory is a graduate of the prestigious WEMSI school (Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician), and a qualified teached with a masters degree in Environmental Management. He has lead expeditions worldwide (currently an International Mountain Leader) and is a director of Outdoor First Aid Limited. Cory Jones has worked in the outdoor industry for over 30 years. He first ran first aid training courses for the Red Cross in 2001. Cory has been a provider for SQA, ITC, REC, Highfield, Open College Network over the years. In 2008 Cory set up First Aid Academy in the Lancashire area and won the ‘New Business of the Year 2008 Award’. By 2010 he was running nearly 250 first aid training courses a year. Today, Cory is a director of Outdoor First Aid Limited as well as being a founder of the First Aid Training Co-operative.

How do I set up a Driver CPC training centre?

You must get approval to run Driver CPC training courses. First, you must apply for approval for your training centre, which lasts 5 years. Second, you must apply for approval for each course you will run, which lasts one year. Once these are completed, you can run a Driver CPC training centre. However, you will…

Does my company need Emergency First Aid training for our drivers?

Put simply, all professional bus, coach and lorry drivers must hold a Driver CPC. The EU Directive 2003/59 requires that professional drivers must undertake 35 hours of periodic training within a five year period to retain their entitlement to drive. This directive came into effect in September 2008 for PCV drivers and September 2009 for…

What is a First Aid Needs Assessment?

Simply put, a First Aid Needs Assessment is like a risk assessment but for your businesses first aid requirements. All employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that there is appropriate first aid resources available, including trained first aiders, first aid equipment, and potentially a first aid room. To create one, you’ll need to understand…

Join the National Defibrillator Network

In the UK, there are 30000+ cardiac arrests outside hospitals each year, yet only 1 in 10 survive. Due to campaigning by the British Heart Foundation and others, defibrillators are now commonly located in workplaces, schools, stations and other public places and levels of AED training have increased. Despite the increase in the number of…

HSE Says: “Mental Health Should Be Part of First Aid Needs Assessments”

The HSE has issued guidance to urge employers to consider the mental health needs of their workforce. It is suggesting that as part of an ‘employers first aid needs assessment’ an employer should consider having a staff member trained to identify mental health issues so they are able to support someone who might be experiencing…

First Aid Acronyms Explained – MIST

MIST is an acronym used by first aiders when handing over a casualty to the next level of emergency care. This clinical handover in the trauma setting follows a standard format in order to prevent information being lost between casualty carers. The 4 parts of MIST are: Mechanism of injury Injuries found Signs and symptoms…

999, 112, 111 or 101: Which Number is Best?

Most people in the UK are aware than in an emergency, you should call 999 to reach the fire, police or ambulance services. Yet, several new numbers have been introduced recently. Do you know which number you should call for the right assistance in an emergency? 999: Emergencies Only 999 has been used in the…

5 Top Golf Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Injuries during sporting activities are common but they are avoidable. Follow this regularly updated guide (last updated April 2019) to prevent the most common golfing injuries. Although golf is widely classified as a low impact sport, poor form and a lack of stretching can lead to injury. The five more common injuries are: Low Back…

Myths of football first aid – can you swallow your tongue?

Can You Swallow Your Tongue? The short answer is No! ‘Swallowing your tongue’ is an urban myth that describes a casualty’s airway being blocked by their tongue. However we regularly hear football commentators on the TV say that the physio, as they run on the pitch, will need to be careful. In case the unconscious…

Meet The Team – Lorna Keighren

Meet the Team – Lorna Keighren Our Meet the Team series – Lorna Keighren I am Lorna, the Co-operative’s Office Manager.  I’m the person at the other end of the telephone or email, helping you arrange your First Aid Course.  At the moment I am based between our main office in Scotland, and our smaller office in…

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