The Difference Between Signs and Symptoms

The Difference Between Signs and Symptoms In first aid we very often talk about signs and symptoms, and these are often lumped together in one phrase, almost as if they are the same thing really. However they are quite different, so in this post we’re going to explain the difference between signs and symptoms, and…

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5 Steps To Starting A First Aid Training Business

Start a First Aid Training Business

  Starting a First Aid Training Business can be a daunting thing to do, so to help you on your way and hopefully answer some of the questions we are often asked, here are 5 Steps To Starting A First Aid Training Business. 1. Get Qualified Become a first aid trainer, this should be fairly self…

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First Aid Training in Africa

Kenyan First Aid training courses

  Once again, our Director Cory Jones has return to East Africa to help develop Wilderness First Aid courses in Kenya. For the past nine  years Cory has been heading to Kenya annually to run courses.  These have been for safari guides and drivers, the Kenya Wildlife Service, mountain guides and rangers on Mount Kenya.…

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Federation of First Aid Training Organisations

Federation of First Aid Training Organisations You may have noticed that our website header has changed a little. It now contains the Federation of First Aid Training Organisations’ logo – shown in the image on the left. We became members of the Federation of First Aid Training Organisations (FOFATO) at the start of January 2019.  We…

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First Aid Course Reviews January 2019

First Aid Training Co-operative Reviews January 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…

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“The Best First Aid Trainers In The Business” – Lorna Keighren

  “The Best First Aid Trainers In The Business” – Lorna Keighren “The Best First Aid Trainers In The Business” – 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…

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“The Best First Aid Trainers In The Business” – Alan Dobie

“The Best First Aid Trainers In The Business” – Alan Dobie “The Best First Aid Trainers In The Business” – Alan Dobie I’m sometimes asked during the cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) session “Have you ever had to do this for real?” My answer is “No I haven’t and I hope I never have to! However, if…

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Set Up Emergency Contact Information On iPhone

Set Up Emergency Contact Information On iPhone It used to be the case that we were encouraged to add Emergency Contact Information via an “In Case of Emergency”, or ICE number to our contact list. This would be the person we would want to be called if we were found unconscious or otherwise incapacitated. However,…

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How to recognise diabetes hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)

How to recognise diabetes hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) How to recognise diabetes hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) Diabetes results in an imbalance of the levels of sugar in the blood. Commonly we see hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels) and occasionally we may see hyperglycemia (high blood…

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“The Best First Aid Trainers In The Business” – Will Manners

“The Best First Aid Trainers In The Business” – Will Manners “The Best First Aid Trainers In The Business” – Will Manners I have been involved in adventure activities through my work and pastimes for all of my working life (35 years – gulp!).  Inevitably by being very active and travelling a lot (UK as…

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HSE Health and Safety Statistics 2017/18

HSE Health and Safety Statistics 2017/18   Health and safety statistics 2017/18 published by the HSE   Each year the HSE produces a list of the main reported accidents and incidents from across the UK. This gives us a good snapshot of what commonly happens in the workplace, and can hopefully help to reduce accident…

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