Lazarus Training has been running a series of international first aid training across Europe this year.
After running some of our #trainforreal first aid training for a company based near London, we were asked about running the same programme for other parts of the company based across Europe. Being part of the the “big” european community should make this simple! However there are somewhat different first aid guidelines for each country.
We began by confirming with each local office the legal requirements they had to meet, then mapped these against the original course programme. The original programme had been written to meet the UK workplace requirements for first aid training and this was then used as the framework.
Allowing for the differing workplace first aid training requirements and the differences in first aid kit contents took a bit of mapping work, but was fairly easily solved. International first aid training by Lazarus Training doesn’t just happen, after the drafting of the scheme of work, timetables and lesson plans we visited the client’s premises to get a better feel for the working environment of the delegates. This lead to a change in the plans to include more practical scenarios once areas had been identified, but it also lead to more subtle changes- old work uniform being provided for the casualty and mannikins- all aimed at personalising the training for the client/delegates.
With the experience of delivering international first aid training by Lazarus Training many tasks are almost second nature: selecting equipment which can withstand the rigours of transport yet not exceed baggage allowances [or rules]; insurance; using plain English etc.
Lazarus Training has experience of delivering training internationally which has lead to us updating our training materials, having keywords translated into French, German, Czech and Arabic- both in script that delegates would recognise, but into a format that our training team can use during our #trainforreal scenarios.
If you would like to know more about our first aid training, or our international travels get in touch via info@lazarustraining or on [+44] 0800 242 5210.