HSE Guidance / Qualifications

First Aid Needs Assessment Explained

First Aid Needs Assessment

Your First Aid Needs Assessment might conjure up a few questions. A common question we get asked at Life Saving Training is – “How many First Aiders do we need to be legally compliant?” A better question may be however, “How many First Aiders do we need to keep the people in our organisation safe?”…

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What to expect during First Aid training?

CPR

First Aid training could be the most important course you’ll ever take. Having the skills and confidence to be able to help someone in need is hugely empowering and can save lives! Knowing what to expect during First Aid training is not always clear however. It’s natural to feel daunted beforehand, especially if you’ve been…

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How often should you refresh first aid training?

Woman attending collapsed man

How often you should refresh first aid training is a question we get asked a lot and it’s a good question to ask! After all, it’s important to be sure you’re up to date and confident in your life saving skills! This means you’ll be more effective at helping others and less likely to panic…

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Resuscitation Council Guidelines Update 2015

Every 5 years the European Resuscitation Council (ERC), the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) review the latest research and evidence in resuscitation before producing updated guidelines. In 2015 the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) also produced guidelines for first aid for the first time. Here are the key points: 1. Elevation…

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Regulated First Aid Qualifications

First Aid Needs Assessment

At Life Saving Training we offer regulated First Aid qualifications — but what does that actually mean? Basically, it means our courses are regulated by Ofqual (the government department for qualifications in England and Northern Ireland), the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and Qualifications Wales. As a properly regulated training provider, Life Saving Training automatically satisfies…

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The RQF and the QCF

The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) is now the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).   As of the 1st October 2015, The RQF will be introduced to replace the QCF. The RQF will provide a single, simple system for cataloguing all qualifications regulated by Ofqual.   Learn more about the RQF here: www.gov.uk/government/news/ofqual-to-introduce-new-regulated-qualifications-framework https://ofqual.blog.gov.uk/2015/10/01/explaining-the-rqf/   If…

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