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Safety and medical training for media workers

Lazarus Training provides safety and medical training for media workers preparing or expecting to work in challenging environments. Whether in a remote location, post disaster zone or a hostile environment, we have a training course that can help you.

2017 was a bad year for media worker safety, with 74 media workers dying in relation to their work.

Safety and first aid training for media workers

There is a need to support staff operation in all environments including the normal workplace and in high threat and risk locations. In many environments the need to provide basic life saving medical care is of paramount importance as staff may well experience time line delays from point of injury/illness to receiving professional medical care.

Organisations with an international presence may find themselves being “judged” against international standards for their duty of care and training procedures, therefore using an international training organisation working to international guidelines shows due diligence.

With approaching 74 journalists killed in 2017, the need for robust first aid training has rarely been higher.

We don’t just provide training, we are also happy to provide advice and guidance.  Here’s a video about our recommended contents of an individual first aid kit.

 

Safety and medical training for media workers

We pride ourselves on adapting each course to meet the specific requirements of each training group, but we do have some courses which have proven to be very popular over the years.

Working in a Post Disaster Zone

Hostile Environments Training

First Aid in Remote Locations

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We are recruiting for first aid trainers

Due to recent increases in our course delivery, we are recruiting for first aid trainers to join our team.

As we deliver first aid and medical training, we are ideally looking for people with a background in pre-hospital care. We currently have fire-fighters, police officers, paramedics and former military medics in our team and this is the type of person we are really looking for.

DON’T WANT TO READ ABOUT IT?  Watch this instead.

We would like you to have teaching and training experience and ideally qualifications. If you don’t have a formal qualification, but have plenty of experience- don’t worry we can help you gain the qualifications.

We work with a wide variety of clients, from law enforcement to media to banks, so you need to be able to get on with people and reflect our ethos and outlook on making training accessible to all.

If you follow our social media, or explore this site, you will see our training is delivered all over the UK and internationally. So you must be willing to travel.

Many of our training courses are delivered by a team of trainers, so you won’t be out on the road by yourself all the time and the ability to work as part of a team is essential.

We are looking for full time trainers, but we also have part time posts and this post is open to a job share.

To find out more, such as the full job description, salary etc, contact elaine@lazarustraining.co.uk- she’s really friendly and will be able to answer any questions about the fact that we are recruiting for first aid trainers. If you are interested send her your CV, bearing in mind the requirements above.

We have a number of recruitment days scheduled for late August so get in touch to start the conversation.

We look forward to hearing from you and are excited about getting new people to join our great team.

You can find out more about us as a company on this site, or over on LinkedIn.

Safety training for staff of the UNODC field offices

With a high risk profile it might be time to consider safety training for staff of the UNODC field offices. Specifically face to face training covering topics such as first aid and medical care, alongside personal safety training.

Lazarus Training provides a wide range of first aid and safety training courses and is registered as a supplier on the United Nations General Marketplace [UNGM].

With a global presence via its field offices, UNODC staff are exposed to a wide range of risks, from those posed by the location to those posed by the work that you do. Road traffic collisions [RTC] can occur anywhere in the world, in Austria the rate of deaths due to RTCs is 5.4 per 100,000 people. In Thailand it is 36.2, Kenya 29.1, Senegal 27.2 and Tanzania 32.9.

In Afghanistan 18% of deaths are due to injury, in Colombia it is 17% and Tanzania 11%. These figures are for the general population, it doesn’t allow for the risk profile of staff from UNODC who are working to improve lives, by combating organised crime, trafficking, corruption and terrorism.

Experienced in working with large organisations and multinationals, Lazarus Training has a range of first aid, medical and safety training courses which would fit the need for safety training for staff of the UNODC field offices.

We have worked in many countries including: Afghanistan; Bosnia; Egypt; Ethiopia; Georgia; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Nigeria; Pakistan; Russia, Senegal; South Africa and Thailand.

first aid training in uganda
First Aid Training in West Africa

Our training courses are designed for each learning group so that we can tailor the courses around localised needs, whilst still delivering international guidelines to a high standard across multiple locations.

Our courses work in a modular format and last from a few hours up to five days dependant on the finalised learning outcomes/content.

Most of our training courses feature scenarios, role playing events where the delegates can practice in a safe learning environment, but at the same time getting as close to real as possible. We summarise this in our #trainforreal ethos- you can read more about this here.

As you would expect from a training organisations with ISO 9001:2015 quality is at the heart of all we do. This is reflected in the planning that goes into our training events. We will share course timetables, scheme of work, sample lesson plans, scenario plans and assessment plans before the training.

You can find out more about our general training by following the links below:

First Aid in Remote Locations

First Aid in Hostile Locations

Hostile Environments Training

But remember, each course is designed specifically for each learning group/client.

 

So if you are looking for safety training for staff of the UNODC field offices, we would expect you would like to know more?

Contact us on info@lazarustraining.co.uk to talk more.

 

Hostile environments training in Uganda

Many journalists find themselves experiencing threats and difficulties whilst working in Uganda. One part of the strategy to protect them might be Hostile Environments Training in Uganda itself.

There is a high risk to people working in Uganda, from more mundane problems. 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. First Aid training typically forms about 50% of our hostile environments training in Uganda.

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Lazarus Training is based and registered as a first aid training company in the United Kingdom, but can also provide 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:

Hostile Environments training

First Aid at Work

First Aid in Remote Locations

First Aid in Hostile Locations

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 Hostile Environments and  first aid training in Uganda and East Africa, 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.

 

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You can find out more information on us as a company on this site, but you might also like to have a look at our YouTube Channel.

Here is a playlist about our First Aid in Remote Locations training:

We are many of the usual social media platforms, such as Instagram [as @lazarustraining] and Twitter [as @lazarustraining] and of course Facebook!

Or, if you are a bit old school you could phone us on + 44 800 242 5210.

Want to know more about the new FPOS course?

First Person on Scene training is popular and has been running for years,  but the changes in 2017 to a level 4 qualification seem to have caused some confusion.

First Person on Scene [level 4] (was First Person On Scene Intermediate) training is typically a five day course aimed at those likely to be providing the initial care to a person injured or taken ill. The FPOS course is most relevant for people who are likely to be unable to call for professional medical back up, or that help will arrive in more than 20 minutes.

This is now a Level 4 qualification after the changes to the course duration, content [only small changes] and the assessment requirements.

Next FPOS I “Open” course dates in Essex:

 12th to 16th March 2018 [inclusive]

Call 0800 242 5210 to book.

Originally designed for community first responders working with the NHS, this course has become increasingly popular as an alternative to the traditional workplace first aid courses.

The course is highly practical, focusing on building a confident approach to casualty management through scenario work involving casualty simulation.

First Person on Scene Intermediate Training Lazarus Training

The FPOS course covers:

The pre-hospital environment

  • role of the FPOS
  • scene safety
  • minimising the risk of infection
  • triage

Patient assessment

  • communication with patients
  • examination and assessment
  • safe moving and handling

Respiration and Airway management

  • recognition of respiratory problems
  • common breathing difficulties
  • basic airway management
  • use of suction
  • removal of crash helmets
  • use of airway adjuncts
  • oxygen supplementation
  • ventilation support
  • bag/valve/mask

Basic Life Support

  • perform basic life support [all age groups including child bls and infant bls]

Defibrillation

  • automated external defibrillation
  • normal and abnormal heart rhythms

Circulation and Shock

  • recognition and care of bleeding
  • shock [to include faints]

Medical related emergencies

Recognition and initial care of

  • heart attack/angina
  • diabetes
  • stroke
  • epilepsy
  • unconscious patient
  • asthma/anaphylaxis
  • assisting the paramedic/medical care provider

Trauma Related emergencies.

  • recognition and initial care of injuries to bones, joints, tendons and ligaments
  • recognition and initial care of burns and scalds
  • recognition and initial care of other trauma related injuries
  • skeletal stabilisation

With this amount of content to be covered, you will appreciate that the training days are long and full on. We also require delegates to have previously completed first aid training and to have completed some pre-reading of the course manual prior to the course. The course includes the necessary lessons to build knowledge but has a high percentage of practical sessions, skills stations and most importantly casualty scenario work. This scenario work can be both physically and mentally challenging, but very rewarding. Contact our training office via info@lazarustraining.co.uk or on 0800 242 5210 to discuss any specific needs/questions.

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.

first aid training in nigeria first aid training in kenya first aid training in uganda

 

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

 

first aid training in nigeria first aid training in kenya first aid training in uganda

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.

 

Paediatric first aid training available in Southend on Sea, Essex

Paediatric first aid training available in Southend on Sea Essex 2

Paediatric first aid training is required by many working with children, but the good news is that paediatric first aid training available in Southend on Sea now with Lazarus Training. Using our modern training venue in Leigh on Sea, we are running our always popular paediatric first aid training courses. You can see how good the venue [and our training!] is in the photos on this page.

Want to hear what people who have attended the training think? Lazarus Training has started to interview [willing] delegates on our courses to let you know more about how we run our paediatric first aid courses.

This 12 hour course is designed for people who have responsibility for children within their work duties. Updated to reflect both the latest medical practice but also the current guidance from EYFS and OFSTED, this course is essential for childminders and those working in early years settings.

Hopefully an emergency will never arise, but if it where to occur the confident application of basic skills in the first few minutes can make a drastic difference.

What do you cover on Paediatric First Aid Training Available in Southend on Sea, Essex?

The delegates receive instruction in:

Developing and maintaining an emergency plan;
Communication with the emergency  services;
How to perform Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation;
First aid for the unconscious casualty;
First aid for the wounded or bleeding;
Choking;
Head injuries;
Dealing with foreign bodies in the eye, ear and nose;
Problems caused by extremes of  temperature;
Medical conditions such as Asthma and Meningitis;
Anaphylactic shock;
Caring for the unwell child;
Basic record keeping.

Need your paediatric first aid training to be recognised by the local council?

Lazarus Training’s paediatric first aid training is recognised by Essex County Council and Southend Borough Council.

For more detail or to discuss your training needs call 0800 242 5210 or email: info@lazarustraining.co.uk

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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.

first aid training in nigeria

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.