The Emergency First Aid at Work course complies with the current Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. The course also cover the safe use of a defibrillator (AED). Successful students receive certificates to show that they are qualified to be an Emergency First Aider at work for the next three years. Course length: 1 day Candidates should wear suitable attire that will allow ease of movement as a lot of the practical sessions are performed from floor level. To confirm availability and price for this course please telephone 0151 207 0081 or 07971 193663.
Following extensive research and public consultation, the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the British Heart Foundation have developed a new UK AED location sign and a supporting information poster, the new sign has been accepted by the HSE. The aim of the new sign and information poster is to ensure that more people understand what AEDs are used for and are encouraged to use them. The new AED location sign makes the following changes to the current one: It changes the lightning bolt icon into a stylised ECG heart trace – respondents overwhelmingly said they would be more likely to use a sign with this icon on. The description is changed to “Defibrillator – Heart Restarter” – respondents said they thought this term would most encourage [More…]
In-depth training in the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) is not currently part of either the Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work courses. However, HSE welcomes the presence of awareness training in these courses as it instils greater confidence in the use of AEDs. It is not compulsory for employers to purchase AEDs to comply with the Health and Safety (First-Aid) regulations 1981. However, if your needs assessment identifies an AED need then the HSE recommend your staff should be fully trained in its use. The Resuscitation Council UK guidance on AEDs is that this equipment is safe to use and can be readily used by untrained bystanders. AEDs are becoming more prevalent within the wider community. For example there [More…]