News and legislation

AED awareness

From January 2015, we now include an AED awareness session on our three day first aid at work and two day first aid at work requalification courses.

A woman demonstrates how to use an AED machine

HSE changes in first aid

From October 2013, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) updated the workplace regulations surrounding first aid. Find out how these changes affect you.

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First aid legal requirements

Employers have a legal duty to arrange for the immediate care of their staff if they become ill or suffer an injury at work.

A man gives a casualty CPR whilst another person approaches with an automated external defibrillator (AED)

Choosing a first aider

For many, first aid training is simply is a legal requirement. For us, we believe it is more than that. First aid is an enjoyable and fundamental life skill.

Delegates practice CPR

First aid true stories

Everyday accidents lead to thousands of deaths each year, which could have been prevented. We highlight examples of how ordinary people do extraordinary things to save someone's life.

Delegates working in a group

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