Choosing a first aid course (Education and Childcare)
Ultimately, the responsibility for selecting an appropriate first aid course rests with the employer or business owner. This can be a daunting prospect if you are new to first aid or running a business with complex or varied roles.
The following information has been developed to help the decision process for schools and childcare settings in Wales. Settings should also check local policies and with governing authorities for advice.
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I gave a presentation today (7th Sept) at Action Business Club in Newport about how to help someone who is choking. It’s a core part of most first aid courses and one of the topics most discussed during training.
Whilst the prospect of someone choking is daunting, the first aid techniques are very effective. Here’s an outline of the techniques discussed. Continue reading “Helping a choking casualty”
Campylobacter is the most common cause of foodborne illness in the UK, but how much do you know about it?
Recent laboratory studies have shown a decline in cases of campylobacter over a two-year period. However, the percentage of raw chicken that carries the organism is still more than 50%. That’s a large figure when you think about how much chicken is handled, stored, cooked and eaten every day in the UK. Continue reading “What is Campylobacter?”
Which first aid course do i need?
One of the most frequently asked questions received at RT Safety is ‘How do I choose a First Aid training course?’
The simplest approach to choosing a First Aid course is to assess the needs of the business or setting, to find out if you require a suitably trained person or persons.
For a business, when assessing the first aid need, employers need to consider the following:
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