New Defibrillator Signage

The UK Resuscitation Council and British Heart Foundation have developed a new AED sign and supporting poster. It is hoped that the new information will help support and reinforce the following messages: Anyone can use it.  You do not need previous medical or first aid training. They are easy to use.  You just follow the instructions. They are for use on an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally. The full information and poster can be found at

Christmas Office Hours

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OFFICE HOURS Our office will close for the Christmas Season at 12pm on Fri 23rd Dec until Tue 3rd Jan 17. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has supported Firstaider Training during 2016. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Defibrillators to be taught on all EFAW and FAW Courses – New HSE Guidence

Changes to Resuscitation Council UK guidelines on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in October 2015 mean that HSE will now be revising the Emergency First Aid and First Aid at Work syllabuses.  The revision will require all workplace first aiders to be trained in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) from the 31 December 2016, as the Resuscitation Council UK guidelines now state that the management of a casualty requiring CPR is to request an AED. It is sensible to ensure […]

Forestry First Aid Courses

Changes to the Forestry Commission policy recommend those who work in the Forestry industry attend training which includes additional topics relevant to the risks and nature or their work. The Forestry Commission recommend topics including: Severe bleeding (i.e. chainsaw injury) Crush injury Hypothermia Lyme Disease We can now offer the EFAW+F and FAW+F to individuals and organisations if required.  Please contact us for further details.

Sessay First Responders Open Day

Sessay Community First Responders are holding an open day on Sat 26th April 1100-1400 at Sessay Village Hall, Thirsk.  If you are interested in learning more about the team or would like to come along and learn a little bit more about the scheme or have a go at First Aid please pop along.  Families welcome.

What Qualifications do First Aid Trainers and Assessors Need to Hold?

The following list is taken from the ‘First Aid Assessment Principles’ document produced by Skills for Health which states that: “Trainers/Assessors must:  1) be occupationally competent in the area of first aid. This can be evidenced by: holding a FAW certificate issued by either HSE or an Awarding Organisation/Body or having: registration as a doctor with the General Medical Council (GMC) registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration as a paramedic with the Health and […]

Forthcoming First Aid at Work Courses

We will be running two First Aid at Work (FAW) courses and one FAW requalification course during the month of March in the Thirsk area.  If you would like to book on a course or would like further details please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.  We look forward to hearing from you soon.

New-look website

The wait is finally over. The launch of our new revamped website is here just in time for Christmas and the New Year. We would like to thank the people at Superfast North Yorkshire for the business grant to enable it to happen and to Keith at Glu Design for all his hard work in making it happen. We hope you like the new look website. From all at Firstaider Training we wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas […]

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