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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.

construction industry first aid training

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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When #trainforreal becomes “it is real”

Those that have attended one of the many Lazarus first aid training courses, really appreciate the “trainforreal” scenarios. Equally, they understand the importance of those soft, reassuring skills, that can really make a difference to somebody that has suddenly become critically ill.

Last Monday morning whilst preparing the training room for 18 people, who were joining us for a first aid at work course, I was suddenly overwhelmed by excruciating chest pain. After spending many years in the NHS ambulance service and having past experience of a heart attack, I knew that I was in a serious condition. At that very moment, I was lucky that members of the Lazarus team were at the office. They sprang into action, as if they were playing out a “train for real” scenario. Except this wasn’t role play and as a team, they hadn’t rehearsed. They seemed to know instinctively, what was expected of them.

Alistair, knowing that the office was a safe environment, moved quickly onto assessing my response, airway, breathing and circulation. At that time, I was alert (remember AVPU). I clearly had a patent airway but my breathing was rapid and uncomfortable. He then took the first radial pulse. These actions were repeated continuously until the Paramedic arrived.

After a 999 call was made, Riana went to reception to await the arrival of the emergency services. For those of you that have been to our training centre, you’ll know that it’s a bit of a labyrinth and without Riana’s assistance, the Paramedic would have wasted valuable time trying to locate the office.

Paul, with whom I was sharing the training duties and had first realised that something wasn’t right had the difficult job of explaining to and calming down 18 people who had arrived for their first aid course only to discover that one of the trainers was in a potentially life threatening condition and was in fact receiving first aid. Although I suspect that being a retired sub-officer from Essex Fire & Rescue, he was calculating the best way to remove the roof.

Whilst all of this was happening, of course I was petrified and this is where two special ladies, Alison and Samantha stepped up. They both held my hand, reassured me, kept me calm. They made me smile, they made me laugh. Their presence and demeanour,  took my mind off what was a scary situation. Those soft skills, which were a massive part of my own ambulance service training, were of equal importance as the clinical assessments being undertaken by Alistair.

I must have drifted into semi consciousness because for those of you that remember AVPU, Alistair was noting my response to pain by pressing firmly on my clavicle. When the Paramedic first administered morphine and asked me to score my pain, I gratefully confirmed that the chest pain had subsided to a manageable 5 but Alistair’s interpretation of P, hovered stubbornly at around the 9 mark. Those army guys must be made of iron.

Alison accompanied me in the ambulance and whilst the crew were attending to my medical needs, she continued to keep me smiling. When my wife and daughter arrived at the hospital, it was Alison who greeted them with a reassuring smile and hug.

In truth, I needed to undergo diagnostic tests that could only be carried out in hospital using equipment that costs hundreds of thousands of pounds but had it not been for the actions of Paul, Alistair, Riana, Alison and Samantha, I might not have been in such a good condition when the emergency services took over and that, is what good first aid is. That, is what you will learn from a Lazarus first aid course.

My family and I owe a big, big thank you to the Lazarus staff that were in the office that day but I know that had it been any of the others that weren’t there, they would have acted in just the same professional and caring manner. So I’d like to big up each and everyone of them.

Claire, Kelly, Natalie, Mick, Mark, Minty, Tony, Barry, Chris, Leeroy, Tom and Thomas.

Garry- first aid trainer at Lazarus Training.

We are happy to confirm that Garry is fine and has returned to work, at the time of writing he is in Glasgow providing trainforreal scenarios for a media client.

If you would like to know more about our # trainforreal approach to our first aid training call us on 0800 242 5210 or visit our training scenarios page.