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Advice on Adder Bites

Last updated: April, 2021 Advice on Adder Bites In this article we’ll discuss bites from Adders – the UK’s only venomous snake, and something you may well see if out walking, if you are lucky! They usually like to bask in the sun on rocks, and will be more surprised to see you than you…

Focus Training joins First Aid Training Co-operative

We’re excited to share some good news from the First Aid Training Co-operative (FATC). Focus Training has become the latest organisation to join FATC and will benefit from its great office support and joint strategic aims. The Coronavirus pandemic has given Ruth and Lynne a chance to reflect on the operation of Focus Training and…

Risks to Pregnant Women During Lambing Season

Updated March, 2021 This blog describes risks to pregnant women during lambing season, what to watch out for and how to avoid the hazards. This advice also applies to cattle, goats and pigs although we are more likely to be closer to lambs than the young of other livestock. When is Lambing Season? From March…

5 ways to introduce First Aid concepts in early years

You are never too young to learn to save a life! Our recent Rescue Rangers series on our YouTube channel shows how easy it can be for youngsters to pick up these important skills. However,  we tend to only think about first aid in a care context such as providing treatment or completing risk assessments.…

Launch of new revolutionary Equestrian First Aid Manual

Launch of Equestrian First Aid Manual has finally happened. First Aid Training Co-operative and Medi-K first Aid are proud to announce the launch of a digital Equestrian First Aid manual. This is a revolutionary and unique product developed specifically for the equestrian marketplace.   First Aid Training Co-operative has been producing digital first aid manuals…

Assessing a Bang to the Head in the Outdoors

Assessing a Bang to the Head in the Outdoors Your friend has taken a tumble and banged their head. Is it serious or not? How do we know? The simple answer is it is difficult to diagnose a serious head injury. In the outdoors a fall from a mountain bike, a crag, on the snow…

Free digital first aid manual for every course participant

Free digital first aid manual for every course participant Updated, March 2021. FREE digital first aid manual for every course participant. First Aid Training Co-operative first published our range of high quality digital first aid manuals in 2016 and these have now been updated and republished for 2021. Each of these manuals provides clear, simple,…

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Emergency First Aid at Work – What does a First Aider do?

Updated: February 2021 First Aid is the help given to someone who is injured or ill, to keep them safe until they can get more advanced medical treatment by seeing a doctor, health professional or go to hospital. The role of a first aider is to give someone practical and emotional help, while making sure…

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What Are The Responsibilities Of A First Aider?

Updated February, 2021 First aid is the immediate help given to someone who is ill or injured. A first aider gives this immediate help to the casualty, while making sure that the casualty and those around the casualty (including themselves) are safe. Sometimes an injury is minor and a workplace first aider can manage this…

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