First Aid: saving lives since 1879

The concept of First Aid was introduced in the UK by St. John Ambulance nearly 150 years ago and has been saving thousands upon thousands every year since.

In 1888, Robert Johnson created the first ever First Aid Kit and, in 1901, his company Johnson & Johnson published 'The Hand Book of First Aid', the nation's first comprehensive guide. 

First Aid is not a new concept and it's never too late to learn, but sadly it is often an under-practiced skill in the UK and generally something that people only look into AFTER witnessing an incident, either as a bystander or first hand with their own health.

At First Aid Medics, we have various courses that will suit everyone, from the introductory half-day course to five-day, in-depth certifications for those working in high pressure environments where life & death decisions and actions are more likely than in general daily scenarios.

Below is an outline of what we offer participants:

Basic Life Support course is an introduction to emergency care, equipping learners with the skills to apply and perform basic first aid in emergencies. Note: whilst FirstAid Medics' courses start from the basics, you will be trained to a high standard applying skills and knowledge throughout.

Emergency First Aid at work qualification, which is designed for workplaces that fall into a low risk category. The variety of topics covered in the training sessions are less complex, and the course is assigned one credit, because it only takes a day (6 hours) to complete.

First Aid at Work course, which is designed for higher risk workplaces. In this course, first-aiders will cover a wider range of skills than the 'emergency' courses, including a variety of medical conditions, such as how to deal with someone who is having a heart attack or seizure.

Both of these courses are appropriate for workplace first aid, but are designed for workplaces that have identified themselves as being high hazard or where there are a lot of employees.

When deciding between these courses, you must consider how many first-aiders you need and the risk level of your working environment.

FirstAid Medics will be happy to consult and, where appropriate, advise on the best course(s) for your prospective student base.

Time to get serious about First Aid?

Then get in touch today for an informal discussion around your needs!

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