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First Aid Advice

In addition to the courses we offer, here you’ll find first aid advice and news from Safety First Aid Training to help you deal with a range of common accidents and conditions in everyday life, be that at work, home or play. However, in an emergency, always dial 999.

  1. Why You Should Invest in Mental Health First Aid Training at Work

    Why You Should Invest in Mental Health First Aid Training at Work

    Poor mental health is one of the most common issues that leads to workplace absence in the UK, with research showing that almost half of the workforce has experienced a mental health problem in their current job. Not only do mental health issues negatively affect the lives of workers, but they also impact businesses financially…

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  2. The Importance of Workplace First Aid Training Refreshers

    The Importance of Workplace First Aid Training Refreshers

    You can’t predict when you or someone in your workplace will have an accident – basic first aid training will help you to prevent a minor injury from developing into something more serious. You can make the difference between a life lost or saved in an emergency. Anyone can become a first aider, and taking…

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  3. BLS Training and Certification

    BLS Training and Certification

    All our accredited first aid training courses will train and certify learners in basic life support. While not used often, CPR and defibrillation are some of the most important skills a first aid course will teach you. Safety First Aid offers training and qualification in basic life support in the following courses: 3-Day First Aid…

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  4. “Heart Restart” Campaign Started to Scrap Defibrillator Tax

    “Heart Restart” Campaign Started to Scrap Defibrillator Tax

    A new national campaign to scrap the ‘Heart Restart Tax’ is calling on the Government to remove the VAT levied on defibrillators to widen access in public spaces and save lives. Defibrillators are used to restart a person’s heart in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest. Early treatment can increase survival rates to as…

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  5. Understanding Basic Life Support

    Understanding Basic Life Support

        Basic Life Support (often shortened to BLS) is performed to aid a casualty’s respiration and circulation with CPR and defibrillation until more robust life support can be provided. It is the core of any attempt at resuscitation. Why is Basic Life Support important? Each year in the UK, over 30,000 cardiac arrests occur…

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  6. How to Recognise an Epileptic Seizure

    How to Recognise an Epileptic Seizure

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 in 10 people will suffer a seizure during their lifetime. You don’t have to have epilepsy to have a seizure, and they happen more often than you might think – knowing what to do in the event of a seizure can help you feel…

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  7. Mental Health Awareness

    Mental Health Awareness

    It is estimated that 1 in 6 people each week experience a common mental health problem, such as anxiety or depression, which significantly impacts healthcare resources worldwide(1). The past year has been challenging with evidence indicating that self-reported mental health and wellbeing worsened during the first COVID-19 national lockdown, and although levels have reduced, 78%…

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  8. SuperMums to the Rescue!

    SuperMums to the Rescue!

    This March we make it our mission to celebrate the influence of mothers in our society and the unconditional love and affection they offer us every day, and to remember the mums that even if are no longer with us, continue to live in our memory and into our hearts. There are no words to…

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  9. Protect Against the Spread of Coronavirus

    Protect Against the Spread of Coronavirus

    There are a few important aspects to take into account when there’s a virus outbreak such as the one happening at the moment with the coronavirus known as COVID19. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has the following guidelines to help you protect yourself: Covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with a medical…

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  10. How to use a face mask properly

    How to use a face mask properly

    One of the key elements of First Aid is infection control, you can achieve this by doing simple things such as washing your hands or covering your mouth if you have a cough or a cold. With the current coronavirus outbreak, it’s key to protect yourself and others from spreading viruses through breathing and direct…

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