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Contents of an Individual First Aid Kit – aid worker version

When we run our medical training courses we are often asked “what should the contents of an individual first aid kit aid worker ‘s seem to ask this question a lot!

We understand the pressures we are all under when it comes to equipment. Budgets and then the practicalities of carrying the stuff around, on and off planes and across borders often informs our decisions on the contents of an individual first aid aid worker version.

So where do we begin? Something to carry it in I guess. You can buy all sorts of different first aid kit bags, but we have some favourites [pictured]  but it needs to be tough enough for your life and either needs to blatantly a first aid kit, or taking it in the opposite direct look like a camera bag or similar.

Contents of an individual first aid kit Aid Worker

So what goes in? We believe it’s best when an item has more than one use, but understand that sometimes this isn’t possible. For some of our media clients we even went as far as limiting the individualfirst aid kit to five items. We called it our desert island first aid kit [you need to be of a certain age to get that reference!], you might find some [poor quality] YouTube videos on our channel on this topic.

We have decided that we can squeeze in a few extra items for our aid work first aid kit, so here’s the headlines:

contents of an individual first aid kit aid workerTourniquet [our kits have a CAT-Combat Application Tourniquet]

Celox Gauze

Gauze [for wound packing]

Nasopharyngeal airway[s]

Nightingale Dressing

Olaes Dressing

Tuff cut shears

Sharpie Pen

SAM Splint

Tri-angular bandage

Space blanket [foil type]

Small role of gaffer tape/gorilla tape

There is normally some vinyl gloves, but the kit I picked up for this article was missing those, but that’s about it.

Now obviously we could add stuff, take some away, but most of the items here are easy to use [get some training to make sure you can use under pressure] and don’t have expiry dates, or they are long or it doesn’t really matter- I mean can a bandage expire?

So what’s it all for? If you have done a first aid or hostile environments courses [like our ones here] then it should all make sense, but hopefully the video below will make some sense of what the items are and why we have chosen them.

Recently when we ran some training for aid workers in Senegal we hit the problem that there was no budget to buy first aid kits, so we had to put out thinking caps on. If you would like to know what improvised and/or low cost first aid equipment we came up with drop me a line: alistair[at]lazarustraining.co.uk

We hope to post some more video content soon, for example a first aid kit on a budget.

 

First Aid Training in Uganda

According to the World Health Organisation [WHO] Uganda has a road traffic mortality of 27.4 per 100,000 people, placing it higher than Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. With 12% of deaths in Uganda being the result of injuries, there is a clear need for first aid training in Uganda.

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Lazarus Training is based and registered as a first aid training company in the United Kingdom, but also provides first aid training in Uganda. Able to deploy our staff to Kampala, we can provide a wide range of our #trainforreal training courses in Uganda and East Africa.

In the last year we have run a number of first aid training courses in East Africa and aim to increase this number during 2018.

Many of our most popular courses would be suitable for delivery in Uganda and across East Africa. With the wide range of industry and government agencies and non-governmental organisations in Uganda, it is likely our training can provide a first aid solution for Ugandan businesses or organisations and with our international oversight, many international businesses or agencies can be reassured by our training courses such as:

First Aid at Work

First Aid in Remote Locations

First Aid in Hostile Locations

Hostile Environments training

Our training is always highly interactive and is adapted for each individual client group to ensure the training is relevant and reliable. The delegates are placed under stress within our safe training environment to help them prepare for the day when the emergency is real, hence our motto of #trainforreal

 

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Courses are mapped to international standards and ensure that the delegates received only the best, empowering training to help them cope in safety and medical situations.

If you would like to know more about our first aid training in Nigeria, or anything about us as a company, you should be able to find the basic information on this website, but obviously you can contact us at our main office on info[at]lazarustraining.co.uk

You might also want to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and YouTube to get a better idea of Lazarus Training and its approach to safety and first aid training.

 

First Aid Training in Nigeria

According to the World Health Organisation [WHO] Nigeria has a road traffic mortality of 20.5 per 100,000 people, placing it higher than Egypt, India and Afghanistan. With 9% of deaths in Nigeria being the result of injuries, there is a clear need for first aid training in Nigeria.

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Lazarus Training is based and registered as a first aid training company in the United Kingdom, but also provides first aid training in Nigeria. With staff based in Lagos, we can provide a wide range of our #trainforreal training courses in Lagos and across Nigeria and West Africa.

In the last year we have run a number of first aid training courses in Nigeria and aim to increase this number during 2018.

Many of our most popular courses would be suitable for delivery in Nigeria and across West Africa. With the wide range of industry and government agencies and non-governmental organisations in Nigeria, it is likely our training can provide a first aid solution for Nigerian business or organisations and with our international oversight, many international businesses or agencies can be reassured by our training courses such as:

First Aid at Work

First Aid in Remote Locations

First Aid in Hostile Locations

Hostile Environments training

Our training is always highly interactive and is adapted for each individual client group to ensure the training is relevant and reliable. The delegates are placed under stress within our safe training environment to help them prepare for the day when the emergency is real, hence our motto of #trainforreal

first aid training in nigeria first aid training in kenya

Courses are mapped to international standards and ensure that the delegates received only the best, empowering training to help them cope in safety and medical situations.

If you would like to know more about our first aid training in Nigeria, or anything about us as a company, you should be able to find the basic information on this website, but obviously you can contact us at our main office on info[at]lazarustraining.co.uk

You might also want to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and YouTube to get a better idea of Lazarus Training and its approach to safety and first aid training.

 

Construction industry first aid courses

Construction industry first aid course has almost unique requirements. With 30 construction workers killed in the UK in the reporting period 2016/17, the construction industry is the deadliest industry in the UK once again.

All but the smallest of sites require a trained first aider, whether the Emergency First Aid at Work or the full First Aid at Work.

Lazarus Training runs both these courses and the recommended Basic Life Support updates for qualified first aiders. Our training is designed to combat the secondary problem for first aid provision in the construction industry: memory retention. Many first aid training providers will offer a classroom based course covering the basic requirements, but our training courses are scenario based and ensure everyone is engaged and learning.

All our training can be adapted to reflect your specific needs such as identified risks, or using your specific first aid equipment.

Construction Industry first aid course -First Aid at Work

As an HSE approved first aid training provider Lazarus Training provided a number of workplace first aid courses, all run in a highly practical and interactive way, by training staff with relevant qualifications and experience. Since the changes in regulation Lazarus Training has become a Qualsafe Centre. All our first aid courses are aimed at making you confident to provide first aid at work when required.

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First aid at Work training is ideal for?

It is aimed at workplaces with higher numbers of staff and risk.

The range of topics [shown below] mean this is an ideal first aid qualification for many workplaces such as offices, factories and warehousing. This qualification is often popular with schools looking for training for office staff.

How long is it?

This three day course typically lasts from 0900 to 1700, though these times can be adjusted to meet your needs. The course must meet certain HSE requirements on learning hours and course duration. Each training day includes breaks.

What is covered?

The full Health and Safety Executive syllabus, such as:

Scene safety and assessment

Role of the workplace first aider

Treatment of the unconscious casualty including CPR

Treatment of wounds, such as bleeding, breaks and burns

First aid to someone choking

Eye and soft tissue injuries

Poisoning and Anaphylactic Shock

Caring for a person taken ill at work

Construction Industry- Emergency First Aid at Work

Emergency First Aid at work training from Lazarus Training is an one day first aid training course which meets the Health and Safety Executive’s requirements for the workplace. Almost every workplace needs to make first aid arrangements to care for a member of staff taken ill or injured at work. For most workplaces the Emergency first aid at work course will meet these requirements.

Our experienced medical trainers will teach your delegates emergency first aid including:

Scene safety and assessment

Role of the workplace first aider

Treatment of the unconscious casualty

Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation

Treatment of wounds, such as bleeding, breaks and burns

First aid to someone choking

Other first aid training content can be added on request. Defibrillators are becoming more and more common on larger sites and developments, so for many construction industry first aid course AED training is a popular addition.

All our training staff are qualified and experienced in both teaching and providing the skills listed above. This ensures you get high quality emergency first aid at work training, which is informative and highly practical from people with real life experience of providing emergency first aid.

Our first aid at work courses and emergency first aid at work courses are highly interactive, practical and focus on making you confident to apply your emergency first aid skills when required in a first aid at work emergency.

Call 0800 242 5210 to find out more about emergency first aid at work training further, or to discuss your training needs. You can also email us info@lazarustraining.co.uk with your emergency first aid at work questions.

 

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First aid training workshops for schools

We should all know first aid right? So we have starting running first aid training workshops for schools as a method to increase the number of people who know some basic first aid.

Our 6 hr First Aid Workshops are aimed at preteens -tween’s  aged 7-11.  Workshops are designed to teach basic life saving first aid skills to children in a  fun informative manor.

Often being at home with parents, careers or guardians,  preteens may find themselves having the overwhelming task of acting as the “grown up” in a medical emergency- if their  parents, careers or guardian were to have an accident, or to be taken ill. This is where our training comes in , courses are designed to provide the skills and build confidence to help in these types of situations.

The 6 hour workshop are broken down into 60 minute Bite size First Aid Sessions covering the following:

Scene safety

Calling for emergency help

Casualty assessment

CPR

Airway management including choking and vomiting

Control of bleeding.

After each session children will receive a worksheet, the worksheets are designed  to improve their knowledge and understanding of the subject taught on that particular session. Worksheets contain useful information word searches and First Aid Questions.

All Trainers & Assistants have current DBS  Certificates.

If you are interested in our first aid training workshops for schools, or any of our training give us a call on 0800 242 5210 or email us on info@lazarustraining.co.uk

If you want to know more about our schools first aid training click here, or explore the website for more details.

First aid training onsite London

So you need first aid training onsite London? Well that’s ok, we can help. Our first aid training is well know for its practical nature, our #trainforreal ethos. Our Essex training centre is set up for our scenarios, all the way up to a crashed car and bicycles, but if you need first aid training onsite in London- don’t worry we can come to you.

Whichever of our first aid training courses your workplace requires, we can bring our “hands on” practical training to your workplace. Not only does this remove the problems of asking people to travel to training, but it also means we can run scenarios in the delegates working environment. Now, obviously that takes some planning, but the value of your delegates rehearsing their responses, in their actual workplace is vast.

“Learning in context increases long term retention”- How we learn by Benedict Carey.

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We have run our scenarios in office, factories, car parks, stairwells and basically anywhere the delegates might have to face a real situation.

“Since we cannot predict the context in which we’ll have to perform, we’re better off varying the circumstances in which we prepare”- How we learn by Benedict Carey

If there ever was such a think as a “typical” course, then it includes us running some skills in the classroom environment, but then we’re off to scenarios.

All are adapted to reflect the actual working environment, first aid equipment that is available and even in house matters such as how to call for an ambulance etc.

Our Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work courses both contain training scenarios, with the 3 day FAAW course covering a wider range of situations such as illnesses which can be faced by first aiders in larger workplaces such as offices.

So which course might you need? We have a first aid needs calculator on our website which can generate a report which may help you with your due diligence.

Of course you could always give us a call on 0800 242 5210 or email our office, either way ask for Sam or Kelly who front up our first aid training onsite London workplace first aid department.

 

 

First Aid in Remote Locations- course feedback

First Aid in Remote Locations

Around a month ago, I received an email from BECTU, offering members a First Aid in Remote Locations course, which had been subsidised by Creative Skillset. Being a film maker and having a particular interest in working in hazardous environments, there was no way I was letting an incredible opportunity like this pass me by.

The course took place in the house and gardens of the beautiful East Hampstead Park and fortunately for us, we had decent weather. There were 12 people on the course, all working in the film industry and all with a variety of skills and talents. The training was run by Lazarus Training whose belief and focus was that we should ‘‘train for real’, meaning that training must reflect the reality of what people may actually face and the resources they may have access to.

The first day consisted of getting to know the basics, such as pressure points, and learning about the items in our first aid kit & how to use them. I was most fascinated by the Tourniquet – which became a vital tool in many of the scenarios we faced.

For the first situation we faced, Leroy played the role of the unlucky casualty. He played his part so realistically, that I felt quite weak at the knees. I was completely engaged throughout. The session ended when we were able to help in saving Leroy’s life after he ‘accidently’ stabbed himself in the leg with a knife.

On the second day, (even better than the first), we had to deal with six scenarios, some in groups of two and some in larger groups. We faced everything from campfire explosions to Leroy falling out of a tree and Paul (another trainer) shooting himself in the leg. One of the most fascinating parts of the day was learning how to make a stretcher out of coats, emergency splints and what to do if someone falls unconscious.

The final day was even more absorbing and we were faced with travel health, unconscious casualties in complete darkness, hypothermia, spotting the signs of heat exhaustion before it becomes Heat Stroke and rescuing casualties from car accidents.

My fellow course members were all fascinating people in their own right, with such a diverse range of talents and film skills. Working with them made the course even more enjoyable and I very much hope that I get to work with all of them sometime again in the future.

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At the beginning of the course, I was enthusiastic, but slightly apprehensive; by the end I was confident, a little less scared of blood and completely exhausted.

I must give a massive thank you to BECTU and Creative Skillset; without them, I wouldn’t have been able to have taken the course and to Lazarus for their training, endless skills and knowledge. I never knew that First Aid training could be so rewarding and enjoyable.

 

Charlotte Austwick.

Charlotte is a freelance filmaker.

Workplace first aid training requirements

Workplace first aid training requirements are something many businesses forget to consider or are unsure of. Basically workplace first aid training is often a requirement of even the smallest of workplaces, which must make arrangements for action in event of an emergency, provide a first aid kit and possibly provide trained workplace first aiders.

The focus is now on the employer to decide their own requirements following an assessment of their workplace, workforce and activities. To assist with this assessment you may want to use our handy first aid requirements calculator, which can be accessed by clicking the logo below.

Workplace first aid requirements calculator
Workplace first aid requirements calculator

The calculator asks a small number of questions about your workplace and work activities and then generates a report which may act as the framework for your own assessment. For many workplaces the report will be sufficient to decided on your workplace first aid training requirements, but it can be updated and amended as required by the user. The report is available in PDF format and information is provided on what first aid training, if any, is required.

Each report is different, but it is likely to refer to courses such as First Aid at Work courses, Emergency First Aid at Work, Basic Life Support and Defibrillator training sessions.

You might find it useful to read our article about the due diligence for first aid training that employers should consider before selecting their training provider.

Our range of workplace first aid courses meet the Health and Safety Executive recommended content for first aid courses, covering every ones’ needs. We run First Aid at Work courses, Emergency First Aid at Work, Basic Life Support and Defibrillator training sessions.

Lazarus Training provides a number of workplace first aid courses, all run in a highly practical and interactive way, by training staff with relevant qualifications and experience. All our first aid courses are aimed at making you confident to provide first aid at work when required.

 

These are supported by our more general health and safety courses, such as Fire Marshal’s and our popular Fire Safety- Basics.

FPOS I training in October

Looking for FPOS I training in October? Good News- Lazarus Training which is based in Essex has begun to release more dates for 2016.

Due to demand we will be adding more FPOS I courses near London over the coming weeks, but the next course with spaces is currently the 24th-27th October 2016.

Covering the required syllabus, but in the highly practical #trainforreal way that Lazarus is know for, those successfully completing the course gain the BTEC/Edexcel IHCD First Person on Scene Intermediate qualification- popular in the maritime security and close protection industry. To find out more about our style of training visit the training simulation page of this website.

Lazarus Training is a training company, but our training team is still “out there doing it”- with trainers from [or still serving] as paramedics, fire and rescue, law enforcement, maritime and military backgrounds.

Our team has recent experience in Afghanistan, Turkey, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Europe, Kenya, Pakistan, so know what it is like to be on the ground.

FPOS I training in October

24th-27th October 2016– Lazarus Training, Southend on Sea, SS9 5LY. The course costs from £350 + VAT including certification. Discounted rates are available for our premier customers.

More dates will follow, but if you have a group of people needing this training we can arrange a bespoke course. Call us on 0800 242 5210 or email info @lazarustraining.co.uk [remove the space between info and @] to get a specific quote.

The FPOS I course is near Southend on Sea, at our Eastwood training centre.

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There are many local hotels, many of our delegates stay in the local Premier Inns. The nearest train stations are Rayleigh [approx 40 mintues from London] on the London Liverpool Street-Southend line and Leigh on Sea [approx 35 minutes from London] on the London Fenchurch Street-Southend line.

Call us on 0800 242 5210 or email info @lazarustraining.co.uk [taking out the space between info and @] to find out more.

Please note to attend this course you will need to be physically fit and able to confirm your identity with photographic ID, contact us to find out more.

FPOS I training in July

Looking for FPOS I training in July? Good News- Lazarus Training which is based in Essex has begun to release more dates for 2016.

Due to demand we will be adding more FPOS I courses near London over the coming weeks, but the next course with spaces is currently the 12th-15th July 2016.

Covering the required syllabus, but in the highly practical #trainforreal way that Lazarus is know for, those successfully completing the course gain the BTEC/Edexcel IHCD First Person on Scene Intermediate qualification- popular in the maritime security and close protection industry. To find out more about our style of training visit the training simulation page of this website.

Lazarus Training is a training company, but our training team is still “out there doing it”- with trainers from [or still serving] as paramedics, fire and rescue, law enforcement, maritime and military backgrounds.

Our team has recent experience in Afghanistan, Turkey, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Europe, Kenya, Pakistan, so know what it is like to be on the ground.

FPOS I training in July

12th-15th July 2016- Lazarus Training, Southend on Sea, SS9 5LY. The course costs from £350 + VAT including certification. Discounted rates are available for our premier customers.

More dates will follow, but if you have a group of people needing this training we can arrange a bespoke course. Call us on 0800 242 5210 or email info @lazarustraining.co.uk [remove the space between info and @] to get a specific quote.

The FPOS I course is near Southend on Sea, at our Eastwood training centre.

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There are many local hotels, many of our delegates stay in the local Premier Inns. The nearest train stations are Rayleigh [approx 40 mintues from London] on the London Liverpool Street-Southend line and Leigh on Sea [approx 35 minutes from London] on the London Fenchurch Street-Southend line.

Call us on 0800 242 5210 or email info @lazarustraining.co.uk [taking out the space between info and @] to find out more.

Please note to attend this course you will need to be physically fit and able to confirm your identity with photographic ID, contact us to find out more.