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G2 First Aid Training have the privilege of welcoming new members of the team into our family.
Priding ourselves on the first class delivery of First Aid training, all our trainers and assessors are Health Care Professionals and that is no exception to our latest members of who, on is a Registered Nurse of in excess of 15 years experience and our very own Paramedic with almost 20 years experience.
All our courses are currently recognised by the Health and Safety Executive, however, this is soon to change (keep an eye on our blog) where we will be delivering Ofqual accredited training at both level 2 and level 3.
Following the UK Resuscitation Guidelines, G2 First Aid Training took the nursing staff at the clinic through a 2 hour refresher course in order to maintain their own skills and to ensure they are aware of any changes to local policy.
Though the nurses have gone through years of practice and have numerous qualifications, they don’t work in an environment where these skills are regularly used, so in order to maintain and develop these skills, practice is essential because you never know when you are going to need them.
One of our trainers attended The Travel Clinic at Glasgow Airport and covered the 2010 Resuscitation Council Guidelines before taking the nursing and admin staff through a practical session including Airway Management, CPR, Oxygen Therapy and the Recovery Position.
Our Basic Life Support Training can also include Defibrillator training if required.
At G2 First Aid Training, we deliver training in Basic Life Support, Emergency First Aid at Work, First Aid at Work, Anaphylaxis Awareness and various other modules.
Our training is generally carried out at your premises and can be tailored to your own working environment. Our trainers are currently delivering First Aid Courses in Glasgow, Stirling, Edinburgh and Airdrie. Not only are we flexible where we train but we are also flexible when we train and regularly offer weekend first aid courses to ensure we won’t impact on your daily business.
If you would like further information on any of our First Aid Courses, click here or give us a call 0141 255 0789.
We get asked this question quite often, in fact, generally any time someone is booking one of our courses.
At present, the Health & Safety Executive have set out guidelines for Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day training course) and First Aid at Work (3 day training course), so as a training provider who delivers these courses either by themselves or under license from another provider, they still need to fulfil the same criteria as set out.
Now that we’ve covered the ‘legalities’ let’s put it into simple terms:
One day Emergency First Aid Course
You would generally pick this type of training if you were exposed to low risk areas eg small offices. When we talk about low risk, we are talking about the type of accident/injuries that could occur and with the volume of people involved.
As such, the 1 day course covers medical emergencies and simple ‘every day’ injuries. A medical emergency is something that can be described as life threatening and first aid interventions can buy time until professional medical help arrives.
Three day First Aid at Work Course
This is probably where the biggest decision has to be made. Why would you pick the 3 day course over the one day course, especially if you work in low risk areas?
The three day course covers injuries/illnesses that are not included in the 1 day training syllabus, and as general advice goes, we would always recommend that if you work in an environment where you have the potential to be exposed to patients suffering from asthma attacks, people who could suffer from serious allergic reactions, or potentially burns, then by choosing the 3 day course, you are guaranteed to cover these conditions but not with the 1 day course.
Never leave it to chance, get as much training as you can to better prepare you for any possible emergency you may come across.
If you are still unsure about your training needs, we would be only too happy to help so contact us without delay.
Following a number of small incidents, a Manager of China Buffet King in Glasgow decided that she wanted more knowledge on how to do deal with a First Aid Emergency in her restaurant.
Knowing how much of an asset these skills would be, she spoke to her colleagues in the surrounding area (4 restaurants) who all thought it was a wonderful idea and that they too had also came across a few incidents which would have proved beneficial to have had first aiders on the premises.
G2 First Aid Training took the restaurant staff and managers through the 3 day First Aid at Work training and helped the staff become aware what can happen and how they could deal with it.
Of all the staff who went through the training, all passed and have today received their First Aid Certificates which are being displayed, proudly, on their walls within their restaurants.
If you would like to know how you can train your staff, why not contact us today for dates and pricing.
All our training is carried out by Healthcare Professionals and delivered to the highest standard.
At G2 First Aid Training we know training can be difficult to justify to the Cashflow, that is why we now offer various methods in order to pay for your all important training.
First option is by paying by Credit/Debit Card
Second option is by paying by Direct Debit
Third option is by paying by Paypal
Fourth option is by paying by Bank Transfer
As a forward thinking green business, we no longer accept cheque payments. All of the above payment options are also electronic, fast and convenient.
If you would like any more information about our payment options, or if you are interested in booking onto any of our First Aid Courses in Glasgow, Stirling, Ayrshire or Airdrie then click here to get in touch.
Back in 2009 – the Department of Health released a fantastic awareness campaign based on Strokes.
Act F.A.S.T aimed to educate not only health care professionals but also members of the public, the signs of stroke and that prompt emergency treatment can reduce the risk of death and disability.
To this day, 2 years on, this is still an acronym that is widely used to continue the teachings of the signs and symptoms of a stroke.
What people don’t understand about strokes is that it can happen to anyone, anywhere at any any time.
One of our first aiders was unfortunate enough to have to deal with his flat mate, who at 28, suffered a serious stroke.
Finding it difficult to comprehend that a 28 year old could have a stroke, this was pretty much ruled out, but the signs and symptoms wasn’t pointing to anything else and the speed of the deterioration was phenomenal.
Within 3 minutes, the casualty had gone from speaking and being aware to being paralysed and finding it difficult to speak. There was onset of vomiting and confusion.
An ambulance had been called and with the precise information being given to ambulance control, there was a rapid response vehicle on scene with 4 minutes of the call being made, and an ambulance on scene within 6 mins, they commented that with the information that had been passed to them – they knew what they were coming to.
It was a good outcome, as well as could be expected.
Following 8 months of rehab, the casualty returned shanghai home, still suffering from some left side paralysis and some difficulty in speaking, but still, with the prompt action that was taken the flatmate still has a relatively normal lifestyle, things could have been so much worse!
Watch the video clip produced by the department of health and recognise the signs and symptoms – quick intervention can be the difference between life and death.
Remember F.A.S.T F = Face – can they smile? A = Arms – can they raise both arms? S = Speech – Is their speech slurred? T = Time – It’s time to call 999
IF you need more information, or interested in attending one of our courses, you can contact us.
At G2 First aid we run a number of first aid courses that will keep your company compliant with the latest Ofqual regulations. Our popular courses are the Emergency First Aid course that lasts for 1 day and gives you a basic knowledge. Or for a more in depth course then the 3-day first aid at work course is available. Read More…