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…

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…

Meet The Team – Lorna Keighren

Meet the Team – Lorna Keighren Our Meet the Team series – 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 our main office in Scotland, and our smaller office in…

Meet the Team – Alan Dobie

Meet The Team – Alan Dobie Our meet the team series – 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 I do ever come across a cardiac arrest casualty…

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,…

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…

Meet The Team – Will Manners

Meet The Team -Will Manners Our meet the team series – 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 well as overseas) I have come across plenty of…

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…

Dangers of using a Kelly kettle

Dangers of using a  Kelly kettle A Kelly Kettle is a portable device for boiling water outdoors. It uses twigs and other small combustible materials in a small fire chamber to heat water in a water jacket. They are also called various names including – Storm Kettle, Ghillie Kettle, Thermette and Volcano Kettle. The Kelly…

What is First Aid? A Simple Definition

There are many answers to the question!   Here are a range of definitions we have come across. Definition 1: “Emergency care or treatment given to an ill or injured person before regular medical aid can be obtained.” Definition 2: “First aid is emergency care given immediately to an injured person. The purpose of first…

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