31/03/2020

Position Statement on Covid-19 in relation to CPR in community settings

On the 22nd March 2020, The Resuscitation Council of the United Kingdom, published a statement on the protocols to be followed during the Covid-19 Pandemic for laypeople. Those laypeople and first responders with a duty of care (workplace first-aiders, sports coaches etc.) that may include CPR should be guided by their employer’s advice. Those laypeople will include supermarket first…

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25/03/2020

The Prime Ministers Speech

Monday 23rd March, 2020 at 20.30 hrs The Prime Minister announced at 20.30 on Monday 23rd March that new restrictions were being rolled out to fight the coronavirus outbreak. Read or watch the Prime Minister’s speech.  “From this evening I must give the British people a very simple instruction – you must stay at home.  “Because the critical thing we must do…

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20/03/2020

HSE Position Statement First Aid at Work & DfE Statement Paediatric First Aid Certificates, renewals during Pandemic

Please find information released by the HSE for Employers, released Tuesday 19th March 2020 [ StartThe Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is aware that people holding Offshore Medic (OM), Offshore First Aid (OFA), First Aid at Work (FAW) or Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificates nearing expiry date, might experience disruption to access to requalification training as a…

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14/03/2020

Distance Learning

As the UK Government takes a stepwise approach to the current pandemic, employers and their employees may find it hard to attend face to face first aid courses over the next 10 weeks. Remote First Aid offers in association with it’s partners a range of blended on-line distance learning. These courses can be taken prior to attending the final…

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13/03/2020

Suspension of Training Activities

In light of the current situation with regards to Covid-19 pandemic, Remote First Aid has taken the following measured steps in safeguarding our trainers, our clients and their delegates and the general population. This notice also relates to section 12 of our Terms and Conditions of Book (Pandemics). Suspend all training operations from Monday 16th March until Monday 9th…

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18/02/2020

What is the Wuhan novel coronavirus? (CoVid-19)

What is the Wuhan novel coronavirus? | Remote First Aid According to the WHO, coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously…

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10/02/2020

Wilderness First Responder, who joins us?

This week, Monday 10th February 2020, our next cohort under taking the QNUK First Responder (RQF) training and assessment course including the administration of medical gases kicks off. based at our Mountain Training Centre in Snowdonia National Park, near the coastal town of Porthmadog. This weeks students are all nationally recognised first aid tutors who are seeking to expand…

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23/01/2020

Camping, Bothying & Snow Hole’s

With the Winter season really upon us, there is one risk that often gets overlooked by the outdoor enthusiast and that is Carbon Monoxide (CO2) Poisoning in these conditions. Have you considered the risks to yourself, your family or friends when you pitch your tent and fire up that stove in the porch? Or perhaps lighting that fire in…

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19/12/2019

‘SafeTea’ to combat the rise in baby & infant burns

Hot drinks are the leading cause of children’s burns. 30 babies and toddlers go to hospital with a hot drink burn in the UK every day! The ‘SafeTea’ campaign has been set up to spread awareness of these injuries and teach the public how to avoid it happening. What is SafeTea? SafeTea is an online multimedia intervention to help…

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10/12/2019

Norovirus

December 12th 2019. Norovirus Outbreak In UK Schools – Are you equipped to prevent the spread? Over 60 UK schools are being gripped by Norovirus in the closing months of 2019 across the North East of England alone, with other reports in Scotland, Northern Ireland and other locations around England & Wales as reported by the BBC this week. (Source…

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