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Part Funded Defibrillator Programme in the North East!

By Life Saving Training | February 23, 2021

Our latest life saving initiative offers part funded defibrillators to support small charities and sports clubs in the North East. The good news is we’ve part funded the first defibrillator! Life Saving Training is built on a vision to help save more lives through effective First Aid training that works in the real world. We’re…

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Successful Launch of the First Responder Course!

By Life Saving Training | January 29, 2021

The new year brings new and exciting offerings to our valuable clients – with advanced level First Responder training being one of them! Almost 60% of people who die through injury in the UK could be saved by basic bystander First Aid. And in the UK, less than 10% of people who suffer an out…

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What should I carry in a rucksack/backpack?

By Life Saving Training | December 11, 2020

During our Outdoor First Aid courses we’re often asked “What should I carry I carry in a rucksack?”. Here we consider the sorts of things that may be useful to carry in case of an emergency. Whether you find yourselves in remote places through work or leisure, if things go wrong you may find you’re…

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First Aid during COVID-19: What you need to know

By Life Saving Training | September 17, 2020

Although we’re still in uncertain times, one thing is certain – people will continue to choke. They’ll still bump their heads. They’ll have slips, trips and falls. People will continue to have heart attacks, cut their fingers – or worse. That’s life. We still need to help people as best we can. But COVID-19 has…

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Is Online First Aid Training Valid?

By Life Saving Training | April 17, 2020

Can I do my First Aid Training Online? Are online First Aid courses legitimate? We hear the above questions all the time at Life Saving Training. If you need First Aid for work – no matter where you work – then the short answer is no – you can’t just complete an online course. Appropriate…

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Working from Home

By Life Saving Training | April 8, 2020

Sometimes people baulk at the words ‘Health and Safety’. But this is literally about keeping people ‘healthy and safe’ – something that most feel is worthwhile. During the current Coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak many people are leaving their usual workplaces to work at home. This can lead to changes for employers and employees alike. Employers Employers…

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Looking after your Mental Health and Wellbeing during the Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic

By Life Saving Training | April 8, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak is having an impact on everyone’s daily lives. Everyone reacts differently, but these changes can lead to people feeling bored, frustrated or lonely. People may feel low, worried, anxious, or be concerned about their health or that of those close to them.  It’s important that you take care of your mind…

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CPR during the Coronavirus Pandemic – Updated 11/06/2020.

By Life Saving Training | March 25, 2020

The Resuscitation Council UK has suggested some modifications to how we perform CPR during the Coronavirus pandemic. Every year, up to 60,000 people go into cardiac arrest in the UK. This is when the heart stops suddenly. Without treatment, they will die within minutes. 80% of cardiac arrests happen in the home, so it could…

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First Aid Certificate extensions due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Updated 02/06/2020

By Life Saving Training | March 24, 2020

At Life Saving Training, we love to help and we’ve worked hard since 2012 to keep people healthy and safe. Here, we’ve included new information to help you remain legally compliant regarding First Aid provision during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you’ve ever attended one of our First Aid training courses, you’ll know that we…

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Sepsis – What it is and why you need to know about it.

By Life Saving Training | February 3, 2020

What is sepsis? The short version… Sepsis is the body’s immune system over responding to an infection. Normally, our immune system fights infection. However, it can go into overdrive and attack our body’s own organs and tissues. Sepsis is responsible for about 5 deaths every hour in the UK, so it’s important to learn how…

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