Tom Durham

Tom has 10 years of experience as a first aid trainer / assessor and over 20 years experience of outdoor sports instruction and coaching internationally. Prior to becoming a founder of the First Aid Training Co-operative, Tom grew a successful business delivering predominantly outdoor / remote first aid courses across Scotland, using his experience to help others in the outdoor industry improve their skills. Tom is a graduate of the Rural Leadership Programme and also runs a mountain bike trail design consultancy. He continues to work internationally, dividing his time between Scotland and the Italian Alps.

Sepsis – What You Need To Know

What is Sepsis? Sepsis is a form of blood poisoning that is caused by the immune system over-reacting to an infection or injury. The reasons for this occurring are still not fully understood. Normally the immune system should fight an infection. But in the case of Sepsis, it attacks the organs and tissues of the…

FAST Stroke test advice

How to Help Someone Having a Stroke

How to Help Someone Having a Stroke? This post explains how to help someone who may be having a stroke. We regularly update our how to blogs, so bookmark this page for your future reference on how to help someone who may be having a stroke. Last Updated: 10 July 2019 How to Identify a…

First Aid Course Reviews June 2019

Thank you to each of our students who took the time to complete their post course review & evaluation form. We are always happy to look through these and respond to any comments made. Each month we post these (good and bad) in a blog, so you can get a sense of how we are…

First Aid Course Reviews May 2019

Thank you to each of our students who took the time to complete their post course review & evaluation form. We are always happy to look through these and respond to any comments made. Each month we post these (good and bad) in a blog, so you can get a sense of how we are…

First Aid Course Reviews April 2019

Thank you to each of our students who took the time to complete their post course review & evaluation form. We are always happy to look through these and respond to any comments made. Each month we post these (good and bad) in a blog, so you can get a sense of how we are…

Sports and Fitness Professionals – What is Your Duty of Care?

We talk a lot about the “Duty of Care” in First Aid. This is something that is particularly pertinent and often confusing for those involved in sports and fitness clubs. In this blog, we discuss what duty of care is, and what that means for you. Definition of Duty of Care In everyday life, one…

Is the Apple Watch The Future of First Aid?

Blog updated 2 May 2019, from first edition November 2017 We’ve left our original blog in here as context – someone at Apple was possibly listening to our requests! Jump to the bottom to read our initial thoughts on the Apple Watch Series 4. As well as being this years must have gift, the Apple…

Exhibiting at the Scottish Dental Show 2019

Exhibiting at the Scottish Dental Show 2019 First Aid Training Co-operative Director Cory Jones, attended the Scottish Dental Show on 26th and 27th April 2019. Around 2400 delegates from a range of NHS and private practices attended over the course of the two days. Delegates were able to participate in a series of CPD workshops and lectures,…

Scottish Dental Show 2019

First Aid Training Co-operative Will Be Exhibiting at the Scottish Dental Show 2019 in Glasgow, on 26 & 27 April 2019 Cory Jones, one of our Directors will be at the Scottish Dental Show 2019, speaking to Dentists, Dental Practitioners and Practice Agents about their first aid requirements. Dental Care Staff are required to do…

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