In the UK, thousands of people die in incidents every year when they could have been saved if there had been someone there with first aid training. The sad fact is that many people don’t know even the basics of first aid. Surveys have shown that nearly two-thirds of people (59%) within the UK wouldn’t feel confident enough to even try and save a life, and a further quarter of these people (24%) would do nothing and wait for an ambulance to arrive or even hope that a passerby would know the correct first aid required.
In the workplace though, the Health & Safety Executive’s (HSE) 1981 (First Aid) Regulations as well as the HSENI with Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982 require that trained first aiders be available. According to these regulations, for every 100 people in a workplace there must be 1 named first aider. Of course, this doesn’t take into account covering holidays, sick leave, employee turnover and the layout of businesses, so it may be practical to actually have 4 or 5 trained first aiders, or to have 1 per floor or per section of a company.
At Amalgamate, we provide high quality, certified first aid training to help you ensure that your organisation is compliant, and that your staff are protected. Our trainers are highly experienced occupational health and safety practitioners, who have gained a reputation for providing exceptional first aid training. We use a variety of techniques, incorporating technologies such as webinars and on-demand module-led training, alongside traditional methods – our approach is geared towards accessibility, and real comprehension of the relevant issues.
First aid training can help you deal with a heart attack, a broken bone, or even small things like a minor cut, and the training that a first aider will need varies depending on the working environment. Whatever the situation, a first aider needs to have the knowledge and skills to know how to help when an incident occurs. At Amalgamate we offer a range of courses suitable for everyone from people working in small, low risk environments, to people working in large, remote or high risk environments who may need additional training in how to deal with catastrophic bleeds.
First aid training certificates are valid for 3 years, after which first aiders must be recertified. Many people, however, find it helpful to do a half day refresher training course every year to make sure that it is fresh in their minds so that they can react as quickly as possible should their skills be needed.
Our 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work course provides your employees with training in basic first aid treatment. It allows the successful trainee to act as your Named First Aider in small, fairly low risk workplaces or to provide support to the Named First Aider in larger workplaces.Read More
This course covers a wide range of techniques, injuries and illnesses to teach you everything you would need to know to act in an emergency situation. It is suited to anyone who will be taking on the role of Named First Aider in a larger working environment or where there is a higher level of risk, or somewhere that they would be responsible for members of the public as well as other employees.Read More
If done within 3 years of the 3 day First Aid at Work course, this course allows the successful trainee to extend their qualification for another 3 years. It recaps everything done on the 3 day course to keep skills fresh in your mind.Read More
This course teaches first aid techniques for infants under 1 year old, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty. It is suitable for anyone who works with a small group of children, or who would be providing support to the Named First Aider in a larger working environment.Read More
This 2 day course provides training in a wide range of techniques, injuries and illnesses for treating infants under 1 year old, and children ages from 1 year old to the onset of puberty. If you work as a child minder, or you will be taking on the role of Named First Aider in a nursery or childcare centre, or even if you have family members who are children, then this is the course for you.Read More
This course, like our 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work qualification, provides training in basic first aid treatment, however, it also teaches you how to deal with catastrophic bleeds. It is suitable for anyone who would be providing support to the Named First Aider in a high risk industry or those who do remote, outdoor activities.Read More
This course teaches you everything you need to know to fulfil the role of Named First Aider in a high risk industry, covering a wide range of skills including how to deal with catastrophic bleeds.Read More
This course not only teaches you how to perform proper CPR and how to use an AED, but also provides training in techniques to deal with resuscitation and choking.Read More
This course is tailored specifically towards people who are already qualified as a First Aider but who need to learn how to recognise and treat someone with anaphylaxis.Read More
Our Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health course is suitable for everyone. It provides learners with the knowledge to recognise a range of suspected mental health conditions, the skills to start a supportive conversation and when/how to signpost a person towards professional help.Read More
This course will essentially cover everything in our awareness course with addition to understanding the impact of substance abuse. Candidates will also learn about the first aid action plan for mental health, be able to put it in place and know how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.Read More
Our Supervising First Aid for Mental Health course will essentially cover the content from the First Aid for Mental Health course in addition to being able to describe the support and therapy provided by professional health care providers as well as describe the characteristics, including signs and/or symptoms, of various mental health conditions.Read More