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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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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Xtreme Emergency Training Transfers its First Aid Training Division to the First Aid Training Co-operative

We’re excited to share some exciting news from the First Aid Training Co-operative. We have agreed with Jay Nicholson from Xtreme Emergency Training (XET) to deliver all of their private first aid training courses. Jay has built up a great business in XET while also working full time as a firefighter. He has now taken…

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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…

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First Aid Course Reviews March 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…

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Risks to Pregnant Women During Lambing Season

Risk to Pregnant Women During Lambing Season This blog describes risks to pregnant women during lambing season, what to watch out for and how to avoid the hazards. When is Lambing Season? Around Easter time – Little lambs appear in the fields and families are out enjoying a range of easter events on farms or…

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How to Perform Adult CPR and Use a Defibrillator (AED)

How to Perform Adult CPR and Use a Defibrillator (AED) In this video, we show you how to perform CPR and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on an Adult casualty you suspect has suffered a cardiac arrest. If a casualty is unresponsive, AND is NOT breathing effectively, the statistical likelihood is that they have suffered…

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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…

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First Aid Course Reviews February 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…

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Sports and Fitness – Duty of Care to Your Clients

Sports and Fitness, What is Your Duty of Care? We talk a lot about 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 a Duty of Care is, and what that means for you.…

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Hydro Gels for Burns and Blisters

Burns Gels and Blister Plasters We are often asked about Burn Gels and Blister Plasters on our first aid courses. What do they do, should we put them in our first aid kit? In general, we’d advise not to include any ‘lotions or potions’. Especially when you have a duty of care to provide first…

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