First Aid Training Courses
We provide a comprehensive range of first aid and basic life support courses to cover both statutory workplace requirements and organisations that need to provide mandatory training for their staff. A number of our courses are also suitable for those with a general interest in first aid.
Part of some First Aid courses are now available online and being live streamed using ‘Zoom‘. It’s the same great training achieving high levels of interaction and is still being delivered by a knowledgeable and experienced trainer. Where required all course materials are provided in advance of training, all you need is access to the internet and a suitable device (computer, laptop, I-pad or similar) to join in.
IOSH Managing Safely: “Just wanted to say a big thank you for your training sessions over November. H&S is not a typically exciting topic but you are really engaging and we appreciated the time you took to get to know our businesses and how the course relates to us individually.”
*IMPORTANT INFORMATION* We have recently revised our guidance regarding the wearing of face masks. From 1st August 2020 it will be mandatory to wear face masks during practical elements of the course however delegates may choose to wear a face covering throughout the course. This applies to our First Aid and Manual Handling courses, where 2m social distancing cannot be maintained. If you are attending any of our courses, please can you ensure you bring your own 3 ply face mask (Please see examples of approved mask style below). Fabric masks and face coverings are not acceptable for the practical elements.
Our portfolio of first aid training includes:
- Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) – AED01
- Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Trainer Training – AED03
- Anaphylaxis – ANA01
- Basic Life Support for Paediatric – BLS03
- Adults and Paediatric Basic Life Support – BLS05
- Bespoke First Aid Training – FA05 / FA11
- Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (2 days) – FA06
- First Aid for Infants and Children – FA07
- 16 Hour Outdoor First Aid including QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) – FA08
- Emergency First Aid at Work - Online annual refresher
- First Aid at Work Training:
Why do our customers choose us?
Acorn Health & Safety have been teaching first aid since day one, it’s our passion! Irrespective of who you are, and what you do, we believe that the ability to save someone else’s life make makes you pretty special whatever your reason for attending the course.
Our trainers gained their hands-on first aid experience from a variety of different backgrounds over many years including nursing, armed forces, emergency services, hospitality, Voluntary Aid Societies, as well as other industry sectors before becoming qualified instructors.
Our administration team and health and safety consultants will advise you on the specific requirements for your business / organisation, taking into consideration legal duties, published guidance and the types of accident / incident that may occur.
We provide the most up to date, easy to read, first aid books relevant to the course and ensure there are plenty of training aids appropriate for the individual course to allow everyone participating to practice their skills. These include, training manikins, choking training vests, automated external defibrillators (AED), and a training pack of dressings for each individual.
Acorn Health & Safety is a leading provider of health and safety training and consultancy in the South West. Our trainers and consultants come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds and are not only appropriately qualified but also have considerable, hands on practical experience which is reflected in our grounded, pragmatic approach.
Our customers come from an equally diverse range of organisations and businesses but choose Acorn because we’ll keep you on the right side of the law, whilst recognising that health and safety needs to compliment your day to day business activities.
How do we approach first aid training?
We provide courses delivered in a relaxed and informative style, many of which are nationally accredited, designed to meet specific industry requirements or can be tailor-made to individuals/organisations specific and varied needs.
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.
What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?
Our first aid courses will provide the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical hands on skills, ensuring confidence when dealing with an emergency situation as well as ensuring compliance with any regulatory first aid requirements. Our trainers use their experience to provide practical lifesaving skills that can be used in the street, at work, or within any organisation.
We’ll provide delegates with a variety of printed course materials including workbooks and handouts and on completion of learning, delegates will receive an appropriate certificate.
Post course our team of consultants and trainers are available to answer any questions you might have. You’ll also receive an automatic reminder prior to course expiry.
Our ‘first aid training’ portfolio is just one group of over 60 courses we offer. Acorn Health & Safety also provides training and consultancy in fire safety, food safety, manual handling, healthcare training and health and safety.
Our ‘in-house’ course programmes are the most cost effective option if you’ve a number of staff requiring training, and in many cases can be adapted to include reference to local policy, practice and documentation. These courses can be delivered either at any suitable venue or you can hire our purpose-built training centre located in Warmley, Bristol, whichever is best suited to your needs.
We also run a rolling programme of ‘open courses’ which are particularly suited for individuals or organisations that only have a few delegates or those looking to release small groups of staff at a time.
Not every course can be 'off the shelf'.
Our tailored health and safety training is aimed at meeting the needs of customers who have specific subjects to be covered within their health and safety staff training.
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Open Course Diary
Aimed at businesses and individuals requiring specific training or those with only a few members of staff to train our open courses run regularly throughout the year and cover a variety of different subjects.
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