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First Aid Training in Bristol – Arranging For First Aid Training

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With the variety of first aid training courses that are available – it can sometimes be difficult for businesses and organisations to understand their requirements for first aid and the relevant courses that are required or recommended for their places of work or operations. This article will inform you about the various first aid training & courses that we offer as well as when you may need to arrange for first aid training. Should you be looking to find out more about first aid training in Bristol, enquire online using a contact form on our website or telephone now on: 0117 958 2070


What are My First Aid Training Requirements?


As discussed – there’s often discussions around first aid training of ‘legal requirements’ and ‘recommendations.’ If you are ever unsure about your business or organisations’ first aid requirements then we are always able to advise you on what training you may need to arrange for staff members. As first aid training covers a wide range of different businesses and premises – there are more basic and advanced training courses tailored to specific requirements. This is reflected in the number of courses that we have to offer which are as follows:


  • Anaphylaxis – ANA01
  • Adults and Paediatric Basic Life Support – BLS05
  • Basic Life Support for Adults Training –­­ BLS01
  • Basic Life Support for Paediatric – BLS03
  • Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation – AED01
  • Bespoke First Aid Training – FA05 / FA11
  • First Aid at Work Training
  • First Aid at Work – FA02
  • First Aid at Work Annual Refresher – FA04
  • First Aid at Work Re-Qualification – FA03
  • Emergency First Aid at Work Training – FA01
  • First Aid for Infants and Children – FA07
  • 16 Hour Outdoor First Aid including QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) – FA08
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid – FA06
  • AED Trainer Training – AED03


In order to find out your first aid requirements – an assessment of your first aid requirements will need to be carried out. Appropriate arrangements need to be made to have an appointed person who is in charge of first-aid arrangements. They do not necessarily have to have first aid training however as this is relevant to the requirements of your business or organisation. Some small, low-risk workplaces, for example, will only need a first aid box and a person appointed to take charge of first-aid arrangements. 


These arrangements include calling the emergency services in an emergency and stocking the first-aid box. This role will not require specific health and safety training in this instance. If however – your workplace has significant health and safety risks such as machinery in operation or hazardous waste/materials being handled then you will more than likely required a trained first aider. 


For other industries such as the care sector, more specific training courses may be required. In regards to these specific courses – these are offered as well as general first aid training courses. Where mandatory training is required – we are able to offer tailored courses that will suit your exact requirements. We offer a wide variety of tailored courses to ensure that your requirements are met.


What are the Benefits of Arranging for First Aid Training?


If you are legally required to arrange for first aid training or if mandatory training is required then although this is required – this also has benefits to your employees and business. Even if you are not required legally to arrange for first aid training – there are still benefits should you decide to send a member of staff on a first aid training course. 


The ability to save someone’s life makes you pretty special and this extends to attending a first aid course. The ability to have a member of staff that could potentially save a life is invaluable and can boost the morale of the team. 


Trained employees are not only qualified to carry out first aid in the workplace, they are also able to carry out first aid when outside of the office which extends the benefits further than the workplace. Arranging for first aid training can empower your employees whilst ensuring that you are legally compliant should the law require this.


Why Choose Acorn Health & Safety as Your First Aid Training Provider?


Our team of expert trainers have been teaching first aid since day one. Our trainers gained their experience across a variety of different backgrounds and professions including nursing, armed forces, emergency services, hospitality, Voluntary Aid Societies, as well as other industry sectors before becoming qualified instructors. Our health & safety consultants and our administration team can also advise you on the specific requirements for your organisation or business. This will take into consideration your legal duties, published guidance as well as advice and information on the types of accidents that may occur at your business or organisational premises.


We provide the most up to date, easy to read, first aid books relevant to the course and ensure there is plenty of training aids appropriate for the individual course to allow everyone participating to practice their skills.  These include training manikins, choking training vest, defibrillators, and a training pack of dressings for each individual.


We ensure that our courses are delivered in a relaxed and informative-style with many of our courses being nationally accredited. Our training courses are also designed to meet specific industry requirements or are tailor-made to suit individual and organisation’s specific requirements and needs.

A Variety of First Aid Training Courses


There are a variety of first aid training courses available – which are ideally suited to helping you with your personal or organisational requirements. WIth the range of courses that are available – we can help you to arrange for the training that you need. From first aid at work to emergency first aid and advanced courses – these courses can be tailored to suit your needs to the letter. As different workplaces will have different requirements – a risk assessment can be used to determine your needs. If you are unsure about the provisions that are required for your business or organisation – we are available to help you understand your specific requirements.


Why First Aid Training Can be Important to Every Business


First aid training can be important to every business – and is not just limited to your legal requirements. As mentioned there are numerous benefits to arranging for first aid training. As some workplaces will be low risk – the legal requirement to have a trained first aider will not apply however in workplaces where workers have allergies – it can be beneficial to arrange for first aid training. The requirement for low risk workplaces is to arrange for an appointed first aid coordinator who does not need to have first aid training. 


Our courses are ideally suited to suit you and this is reflected in the relaxed and informative approach that is taken by our training staff. The emphasis on every course is to allow delegates to become confident in their skills through a range of theory and practical sessions as well as continuing assessment and feedback from the trainer. 


Whatever your requirements – we are able to support you. To find out more about the various courses that we offer as well as to discuss your personal or organisational requirements – get in touch with a member of our friendly team of experts today.

What Should I Expect From Acorn Health & Safety?


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When attending a first aid course or arranging for first aid training with Acorn Health & Safety – we will provide the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical hands on skills giving you the confidence you need when dealing with an emergency situation as well as ensuring compliance with any regulatory first aid requirements. 


We will provide delegates with a variety of printed materials relating to the course as well as providing an appropriate certification upon completion of the course. 


Our ‘first aid course’ portfolio is just one group of over 60 courses we offer. Acorn Health & Safety provides training and consultancy in first aid, fire safety, food safety and manual handling healthcare training and health and safety.


If you are interested in finding out more about our first aid training or any other course that we provide, enquire online using a contact form on our website or telephone now on: 0117 958 2070