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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.

Schools first aid training

The need for first aid training in schools is well established, but finding the right course for your school isn’t as clear. Workplace first aid training is currently regulated by the Health and Safety Executive, but most is aimed at the average workplace, rather than the specific environment of a school. Whilst many first aid skills are universal, for example we all bleed the same way, providing first aid to a child has specific challenges. To reuse our example, a child’s body reacts differently to the effects of blood loss than an adult’s. To ensure that school staff are capable and confident to apply first aid to a child, the training must allow them to practice relevant skills, in an appropriate setting, with age appropriate manikins.

With the forthcoming changes to the structure of first aid training, schools will be able to dictate their requirements to their training provider. The HSE will set underpinning standards/requirements, but the emphasis is increasingly on schools satisfying themselves of the suitability of the training proposed.

Lazarus Training has a range of courses for schools that meet the current workplace requirements. Scenarios are relevant to the age range of schools, using our own videos and photos. Our staff are experienced and qualified in providing medical care and training, but Lazarus Training works with schools to ensure that its training is current, relevant and reliable. To find out more visit our primary schools first aid training website or our main site.

Lazarus Training – our venues

As Lazarus Training expands, we have opened a new office and training location in Leigh on Sea, Essex. We will still be running our first aid training courses at our Rayleigh and West Leigh training venues, but our first aid training department has a new regional office at Stephenson Road, Leigh on Sea, Essex.


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We will be running our normal range of First aid at Work, Emergency First aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid courses at this venue, dates will be posted shortly. If you want to know more call 0800 242 5210 or email us on info@lazarustraining.co.uk