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New dates for FPOS I courses near London

Looking for FPOS I courses near London? Good News- Lazarus Training which is based in Essex has begun to release its dates for 2016.

Due to demand we will be adding more FPOS I courses near London over the coming weeks, but the first course with spaces is currently the 8th-12th February 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 courses near London

8-12th February 2016- Lazarus Training, Southend on Sea, SS9 5LY. The course costs £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.

Notes from a First Aid in Remote Locations course- part two.

More notes from a First Aid in Remote Locations course.

Curtains open and it looks overcast outside, we are hoping that the weather holds out as a lot of the lessons are outside today! Luckily we have packed for every eventuality but it isn’t very comfortable lying on the floor in a puddle whilst it rains, I’ve been here before, it’s a very glamorous job that we do! At least we get a good breakfast to set us up for the morning. The table once again is filled with discussions of what we have in store for today and we have a little talk over the performance of the delegates yesterday. We finish up and head to the venue, fingers crossed the traffic is better today.

We arrive at the venue with plenty of time to spare! So we grab a drink and Kelly and I head to the dressing room and have a little tidy and sort out of kit what we will need today.

Kelly and I will take it in turns to be casualty on this one as there is a lot of laying around involved and playing dead on the floor gets surprisingly uncomfortable and cold. We have a check list and grab all that we need. Even though this is a simple scenario it is a very complex lesson for the delegates which involves improvising stretchers and splints also moving a casually so we need to make sure that we are both wrapped up warm as we will be spending some time on the floor and outside for the majority of the morning.

Today the delegates in a group will be confronted with a fall from height, I get in position and take a swig of the mouth blood as Alistair come across the radio and lets us know that he is close. Laying on my back,, unresponsive on the floor with a hidden wound! Lets see if they find it, after our blood sweep lesson yesterday and the game that they played hopefully they will remember to have a look.

Calling my name they come running up the hill in groups of two, they immediately notice that I have an obstructed air way roll me to the side and have a rummage.. thank good ness they acted so quickly as the mouth blood really tastes revolting! I know why Kelly didn’t offer her services for this one!!

first aid in remote locations log roll

Each and every group manage to clear the obstruction and three out of the six group found the hidden wound, really great! Efforts. With all of the delegates outside we talk over a fall from height they list the injuries that they believe they may see in this type of event. Time for some splinting they get to have a play with the SAM splint and have go splinting each other making a neck brace then its Kelly’s time to lay on the floor and have her pelvis splinted. Alistair ties her legs and ankles together with some scarfs and then improvises a splint. Now they make an improvised stretcher and they need to move Kelly to get her on top of it. So with one of the best first logs rolls I have ever seen the stretcher is half way there. Another log roll to the other side and she is on… Alistair reiterates how important it is to use your brains before your muscle and how the head person is in charge and off they go.

Wow already time for lunch! We quickly waff our food down, and then make our way back to the dressing room, packing the kit along as we go just to make life easier and to keep everything tidy in our room. We sort out what we require for the next scenarios and the casualty clothing. Kelly has to prep for a gas fire explosion so we gather the kit required to make a camp then the fun starts with the casualty simulation. Making burns is one of my favourite casualty simulation to do and it’s great doing it on some one else. So with PVA glue in hand and some tissue paper we begin to create the burn to the face and the hand… out comes the burns make up to colour the dead hanging skin that we have created and to make the area look sore, also some Vaseline to create blisters and she is about ready… Alistair did mention to have another hidden wound some bruise of some kind so we give Kelly a bruise to her collarbone.

first aid in remote locations burns

We head up the track with all of the kit that we need and make a camp fire for Kelly and try to make it look as though there has been an explosion

This is another group activity, Here is what they will be face on arrival. Time for Kelly to play the lead role, thank goodness we took drama at school, aye Kelly!

We have another scenario to run straight after this one so I cannot see what happens for the burns unfortunately. From now the scenarios are done individually or in small groups and it would be a shame to give too much information away! The photos and videos clips on our Facebook and YouTube pages will give you some idea.




Chainsaw operators first aid training

Imagine a catastrophic bleed from the neck, caused by a jagged piece of metal. The casualty is covered in their own blood, as their precious supply pumps out into the muddy ground beneath them. Their colleague is trying to fight through the protective body armour to get to the wound, but every second counts.

But this casualty isn’t in some far flung war zone, they are someone working in the UK, but they have been injured whilst using a chainsaw.

Every employer has a duty to provide the necessary safety equipment and training to ensure people can work as safety as possible, but hitting a nail or knot in the wood being cut could lead to the type of injured describe above.

Whilst running some recent Emergency First Aid at Work training for a local council, we meet some people worried about the above happening in front of them. They enjoyed our #trainforreal ethos and have gone away knowing that “first aid training is a contact sport”, but only as the course closed down did they admit the concern and that they had been provided with Celox dressings following their employer’s risk assessments.

Now first of all lets acknowledge that this is good- an employer thinking about their staff, but if highlighted an interesting question: should there be a chainsaw operators first aid training course covering the use of Celox and tourniquets?

We certainly believe so and those people we have spoken to also believe there should be some form of chainsaw operators first aid training course.

Lazarus Training specialises in working with industries and groups to develop specific first aid training solutions, rather than trying to make the “standard courses” fit into increasingly varied workplaces. We believe that the course should always contain the HSE required first aid content, but it should also be highly practical and focus on the real life situations the delegates might end up facing.

If you have any suggestions or comments on this topic, we would love to hear them. You can contact us on 0800 242 5210 or via info@lazarustraining.co.uk.

If you are interested in the one day and two day chainsaw operators first aid training packages we are currently trialing you can also contact us on the above.

Teenaider first aid training

Teenaider first aid training is coming back to Essex this school holiday. Call 0800 242 5210 to book.

Teenaider first aid training is aimed at teenagers and other young people who may find themselves providing emergency medical care without immediate adult supervision. As teenagers discover their independence they might find themselves being the “grown up” in a medical emergency- perhaps a friends has had an accident, or a parent or carer has been taken ill, then it would be down to the teenager to summon help and potentially provide basic life saving help. Our Teenaider courses are designed to provide the skills and confidence that might be needed to help in these types of situations.

As with all the first aid training provided by Lazarus Training we believe training must be practical and aimed at the real life situations the delegates might face, two principles we sum up as #trainforreal and “first aid training is a contact sport”. On this course your teenager will receive instruction in:

Scene safety

Calling for emergency help

Casualty assessment


Airway management including choking and vomiting

Control of bleeding

All training is conducted in a life like manner and is designed to build the confidence of the teenager and ensure the principles are firmly in mind by the end of the course.

What is the Teenaider course like?

The main session is 3 hours long, with additional 3 hour sessions available for those that wish to really explore the topic and their skills and reactions. The training is currently run at our Leigh on Sea venue, but we can travel to groups such as schools, scouts etc.

The training is conducted by qualified instructors, most with a background in the emergency services. Training involves some physical activity such as laying on the floor and clothing may get slightly dirty. For full details of what should be worn, ask our office team for our “You want to be a Teenaider” leaflet.

Our Teenaider first aid training is normally run during school holidays, but can also be arranged for weekends on request.

To book the course, or to find out more call us on 0800 242 5210 or email us via info@lazarustraining.co.uk

Casualty simulation ideas

Casualty simulation ideas come thick and fast in the Lazarus Training office. We like to include a lot of casualty simulation in our first aid training courses and this requires some practice and a few props.

The professionals providing this for the movies often have the luxury of time whilst preparing their “work”, whereas we are often rushed [to ensure our delegates get as much practice as possible] and often have to perform “on the scene repairs” after the casualty has been treated.

Our hard work making this work on our first aid courses, has lead to us being asked to help out some of our clients in making TV programmes. You can see an examples of this below, where one of our directors was asked to help our with casualty simulation and first aid treatment advice.

You can also see what this looks like from the delegates point of view in the following video, which was taken using a Go-Pro camera mounted on a helmet during these scenarios.

But as the season for fancy dress parties starts to approach we have started to share some basic casualty simulation ideas with you via our YouTube channel. We are trying to focus on ideas with a low or zero cost and using as many materials from round the house as possible.

Our first video covers how to make a hideous open wound, complete with exposed tendons and other bits! We must say at some point that no one was hurt in the making of these videos, although a few hairs were lost due to the PVA glue being used spilling out!

There are a number of organisations which can help you develop your casualty simulation ideas, but we are happy to answer questions posted either here on other on our Facebook page.

Remember that the above examples are to demonstrate what we do on our courses and to assist you with a bit of fun, but please do this responsibility and ensure the safety of yourself and your “victims”

Lazarus Training’s venues.

Most of our first aid training courses are run at the clients’ premises, but we do also run what we call “open courses”. We host these courses and then you can book onto it individually or with your friends and colleagues. We have a number of training venues, our popular paediatric first aid courses are often run at WestLeigh Baptist Church.

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Paediatric first aid training approval

Paediatric first aid training being run by Lazarus Training including CPR for babies and children.

Those of you looking for paediatric first aid training in Essex, will be pleased to hear that Lazarus Training has been approved by Essex County Council for its paediatric first aid training. So childminders etc can book our paediatric first aid training courses safe in the knowledge that we are approved by Essex Council.

For details of our paediatric first aid courses click here, or to discuss your needs call 0800 242 5210.