First Aid for Skiers – 10 Essential Points to Remember

First Aid for Skiers – 10 Essential Points to Remember If you are planning on having fun on the slopes this half term, ensure everyone stays safe by remembering these 10 things that will help to help prevent or deal with any incidents. 1. Incident prevention Make sure that you have the right gear to stay…

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“The Best First Aid Trainers In The Business” – Tom Durham

Tom Durham

Tom’s start in the first aid industry is a fairly familiar story. Particularly of those specialising in outdoor first aid. Tom had spent a decade working overseas – teaching a variety of watersports and mountain biking around the Mediterranean, and spending winters in the Alps. He then returned to Scotland in 2006 and set up…

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First Aid Acronyms Explained – AED & PAD

First Aid Acronyms Explained – AED & PAD An acronym is a word or name formed as an abbreviation, created from the initial letters of a phrase or a word. The first aid world uses many acronyms to help us remember different treatments. In this series we have explained the meanings of the most common first aid acronyms to…

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First Aid Acronyms Explained – LIONEL

First Aid Acronyms Explained – LIONEL                               An acronym is a word or name formed as an abbreviation, created from the initial letters of a phrase or a word. The first aid world uses many acronyms to help us remember different treatments. In this series…

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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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How To Treat A Jellyfish Sting

Jellyfish are very prevalent during the summer months in waters surrounding the UK and Ireland and can occasionally appear in very large numbers at popular beaches, leading to swimmers being stung.  So how do you treat a jellyfish sting properly?   In the UK, we typically have two types of Jellyfish: Moon Jellyfish which are…

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4 Steps To Treat Sunburn

4 Steps to Treat Sunburn

When it comes to sunburn we know that prevention is better than a cure and that we should avoid becoming sunburnt in the first place, but accidents happen, and sometimes we do end up sporting the lobster look.  It can be tricky to identify whether you or someone with you is becoming burnt, especially in bright…

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The Dangers of Dehydration

Dangerous Dehydration

We are constantly told that dehydration is bad for you. Lack of concentration, fatigue and loss of physical performance are all effects that we are told about, usually by drinks companies, but is dehydration dangerous? A quick google reveals a lot of confusing information, not least due to myths around the weather, and the large…

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Signs of Sunstroke and How to Treat It

Sunstroke

Heat Exhaustion – commonly known in the UK as Sunstroke (as it happens more in hot weather!) is caused by dehydration. It can leave the casualty feeling very weak and unwell, they may be sweaty or clammy, and feel like they want to lie down.  Crucially they won’t have a particularly high temperature and will…

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How do I choose a first aid training provider?

How to choose a first aider

Since 2013 the Health and Safety Executive has not approved first aid training providers, making it a little harder to know how to choose a first aid training provider. To help make a decision we have outlined below key factors you should consider. All first aid training providers will need to be able – and…

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