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Additional Training Courses

The standard First Aid at Work courses cover general first aid in a generic environment. As Health and Safety has developed and been implemented over the years, first aid courses have been simplified in many ways to reflect the common occurrences in business and industry, and the safer environments we all work in.

It is recognised by the HSE that there are still some industries where risks are different and perhaps somewhat higher than the average business, and the new guidance notes for the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 make it very clear that where additional risks exist, additional training should be provided that is appropriate to those environments.

The following table is drawn taken from the guidance document, and adapted to help show how RescueSkills may be able to help you with your training. The examples given are not exhaustive.

Additional training When additional training may be relevant. RescueSkills can help you with:
Management of a casualty suffering from hypothermia or hyperthermia. Extensive exposure to the outdoor environment due to, for example, regular maintenance activity, eg: trackside rail work, forestry. Activity First Aid Courses,
Forestry "+F" Module courses,
Bespoke courses, or modules.
Management of a casualty suffering from hydrofluoric acid burns Glass industry, chemical manufacture, or other industries using pickling pastes containing hydrofluoric acid. Hydrofluoric Acid antidote training.
Management of a casualty suffering from cyanide poisoning. Chemical manufacture Oxygen administration courses, with cyanide relevant modules.
Oxygen administration Confined space work, for example tank cleaning operations and working in sewers. Also where there is a risk of exposure to hydrogen cyanide. Oxygen administration courses.
Management of a drowning casualty. Swimming pools, fish farms Lifeguard courses,
Lifesaving courses,
land-based rescue modules,
Oxygen administration courses
Automated external defibrillator (AED) courses
Use of an automated external defibrillator. All sectors where you have decided that the presence of a defibrillator may be beneficial through a needs assessment. Automated External Defibrillator courses.
All our First Aid at Work courses now include a short section introducing AED's and how to use them safely
Recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes). Wherever the environment is low hazard, but you have identified a risk, either based on the known health profile, age, and number of employees, or a need to consider members of the public. Full First Aid at Work courses (progression from Emergency First Aid at Work courses)
Paediatric first aid, as required by the Department for Education or local authorities, which complies with the syllabus produced by Ofsted for first-aid provision for children in a school or other childcare setting. Schools and nurseries. Paediatric First Aid courses
Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (Ofsted syllabus)
Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid
Emergency First Aid for Schools Staff courses.

RescueSkills have been delivering additional training for some considerable time, and our trainers have a great deal of experience both working in,and training in those kinds of environments. We have previously trained and assessed First Aiders in additional skills in the following industries and sectors:

  • Power generation and distribution industries
  • Construction
  • Ship building
  • Oil production and refining
  • Sub-aqua - sports and commercial diving
  • Swimming pools and leisure environments
  • Forestry and Arboriculture
  • Transport, Automotive, and Recovery
  • Retail
  • Security
  • Schools and nurseries (both local authority and private)
  • Dental and medical environments
  • Event first aiders for a Voluntary Aid Society (as a voluntary member of that VAS)
  • Clubs and groups
  • and many more

We are extremely experienced in all these areas.

Please contact us for information about booking any specialist courses you require.

We are based in Fareham, Hampshire, and offer first aid and health and safety courses in Hampshire, West Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire, Dorset, and further afield.

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