Major Incident Management

Major Incident Management. Major incidents whether caused by terrorism or major traffic accidents are unfortuntely becoming more common. How would your business cope with a roving gun or knife attack at one of its major or high profile buildings? Would staff be able to cope with major trauma first aid and casualty management? Learn more about Major Incident Management with this series of blogs.

First Aid Training Co-operative also run courses to help you staff prepare for and deal with major incidents.

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First Aid for multiple casualties – essential skills for first aiders

What should you do if there are multiple casualties needing first aid assistance? Coming across a situation where there are multiple casualties is a daunting prospect for most of us. Having a well rehearsed and thought out process in mind will help you from the start. Assess casualties in terms of the severity of their…

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7 top tips for retaining your First Aid knowledge

Most first aid certificates last for 3 years, some for just one year. In between, your knowledge and possible ability to respond, naturally fades. If we deal with very few incidents in the workplace, this lack of practice in skills is compounded and can lead to a poor response to an incident. There is no…

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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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Advanced outdoor first aid for expedition leaders

Advanced outdoor first aid for expedition leaders is a course designed for outdoor instructors, expedition leaders, GAP students, explorers and general travellers who are heading abroad to more remote places. Many of those who attend the course are running expeditions for schools for organisations like World Challenge who require their leaders to have an Advanced…

First Aid Guide: Managing Catastrophic Bleeding

In this post we’re going to look in more depth at Managing Catastrophic Bleeding, how it differs from ‘Significant’ bleeding, and what should be done to manage it. Catastrophic bleeding is becoming more a part of the public consciousness thanks to increasing numbers of terrorism incidents and incidents involving mass casualties such as shootings and…

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Advanced Outdoor First Aid Course

Advanced Outdoor First Aid course at RATHO, Edinburgh September 29-October1st. First Aid Training Co-operative Director Cory Jones will be holding a rarely available Advanced Outdoor First Aid course at RATHO on September 29th -October 1st. Day 1 and Day 2 are the standard Outdoor First Aid course content and Day 3 (1st October) is the advanced…

What is a trauma injury?

A trauma injury is a term that refers to physical injuries of sudden onset and severity that require immediate medical attention, for example extensive bleeding or broken bones from a car crash. How do I treat a trauma injury? The injury will require immediate action to stem blood flow and there is a strong likelyhood…

How can I stay safe if there is a terrorist attack?

In the unlikely event of a terrorist attack the advice from our Emergency Services is Stay Safe – Run, Hide, Tell. Run – Run away from the incident as fast as you can, do not stop to take pictures on your phone. Remember it is quite hard to hit a moving target for most gunmen.…

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Major Incident Management (METHANE)

A major incident occurs when the location, number, severity, or type of live casualties involved requires extraordinary resources. Unfortunately, these days we hear of events such as natural disasters, bombing, mass shootings, stabbings and rouge car attacks with increasing frequency. The declaration of a major incident results in the implementation of a multi-service structured response…

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NEW! Courses for dealing with terrorist incidents and mass casualty events

Would staff in your company know what to do if there were a major incident with mass casualties? What if there were a bomb blast, gunman shooting or knife attacker on the loose would everyone in your business know how to react? Aside from accidents and natural disasters, the Home Office says that the threat level…

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