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Welcome to First Aid Bristol. At our core we are a family run business that are striving to bring something fresh and innovative to first aid training. Let me tell you a little more about us…
We offer a broad range of nationally recognised Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications. All our courses follow strict HSE guidelines, and we offer externally regulated Ofqual qualifications upon request.
FAA / Ofqual
Optional FAA / Ofqual regulation is available on all of our courses. Please just let us know your requirements and we can advise on the best route for you.
A Brief History
Where We Started
First aid Bristol is a family run business that has been training people in first aid for over 15 years. It was started by Indie Lyndale who has spent 30 years working as a teacher, lecturer, mountain leader and outdoor instructor.
During her time working in various institutions she experienced boring and tenuous first aid training on countless occasions. This made her realise there needed to be a different way! First aid training should be exciting and engaging. Its serious stuff and when you need to act you need to be able to deal with potentially stressful situations. Sitting there through long, boring training sessions reading from work books is not going to teach you anything.
An Engaging Approach
Practical First Aid
With this in mind Indie started First Aid Bristol. Bringing together her extensive experience working in the outdoors and as a teacher she created courses that will teach you real skills. All of our courses follow the strict guidelines and syllabus as outlined by the 'Health & Safety Executive' (HSE). We also offer a wide range of Ofqual regulated courses should you need this service..
We make every one of our courses practical and engaging by using scenarios to practice the various subjects and modules covered. This enables people to put what they have learnt into practice. This is fun and requires people to think on their feet without putting anyone on the spot to get things wrong. We practice together and everybody gets something positive from these sessions.
Everyone who comes on our course leaves invigorated and many have contacted us further down the line to tell us there stories of how they have been able to deal with situations since their training.
Our ever growing family...
Meet our team
Our team is made up of passionate people who love what they do. Over the years we have grown and now have an incredible family working together to deliver fun and engaging courses that will last with you for a lifetime.
Oli has extensive experience in business development and logistics and this combination has helped First Aid Bristol grow quickly. His goal is to make exciting first aid available to everyone and over the next few months we have many exciting plans in the works to push even further afield.
First Aid Instructor
Luis is a dynamic and fun instructor that brings many years of first hand first aid experience to the table. With a background in professional sports and many years teaching children, his background gives him a broad range of skills to draw knowledge from.
First Aid Instructor
Lukaz is one of the finest instructors working today! His boundless enthusiasm and energetic approach ensures that every one of his courses is fun from start to finish. With previous working experiences ranging from festival logistics to front of house, over the years he has had to use first aid many times and this experience shows.
WHAT SETS US APART?
Why train with us?See Our Courses Timetable
Irrespective of your line of work or background, first aid in the workplace qualifications will teach you vital skills that can save lives and will stick with you forever.
We want you to be a confident first aider, ready to act soon as situation presents itself. Whether that be helping a work colleague or a passer by in the street. You just never know when you may need to step in and help.
All of our courses are nationally recognised qualifications and upon completion of your course you will be awarded a certificate you can be proud of. This qualification will not only give you confidence and a new set of a skills, but is the also very appealing to potential new employers due to legal health and safety requirements.
first aid courses in Bristol and the south west
How We Work
At First Aid Bristol we take every aspect of the service we provide very seriously. All of our staff are highly experienced first aid trainers as well as being fully qualified teachers. This means we can offer the very highest training standards that exceed all requirements set by the HSE. As well as standard accreditation we also offer FAA and Ofqual regulation on every single one of our courses. This ensures you are guaranteed the very latest in first aid techniques, first aid training material and first aid teaching practices.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are the government body that set the overarching rules on first aid qualifications in the UK. Over the last 10 years things have changed dramatically in the first aid sector in regards to how first aid providers deliver first aid courses. Advised by institutes such as the General Medical Council and the Resuscitation Council techniques are constantly evolving and improving. We stay at the head of the game by constantly reviewing our practices and in house training whilst also drawing on our own extensive experiencing working in a broad range of extreme environments. Our staff have working experience in professions ranging from combat paramedics to mountain guides.HSE Training Requirements
As an employers it is now commonplace to have first aid trained staff. This is to guarantee a safe working environment for both your staff and your clients.
Depending on your business you can have very different first aid requirements so we have various first aid courses to choose form.
As of 2013 the HSE made changes that primarily put onus on the individual or employer to establish the most relevant first aid qualification for your particular environment and needs.
To establish the most relevant route for you or your business you should start with a risk assessment. This should highlight the most obvious areas of danger and from there the right course should be clear.
If you are unsure please get in touch and we will help point you in the right direction however we cannot provide legal advice and it will be up to you to make the final decision on which course you need.
All of our first aid courses comply with the latest guidelines from the Resuscitation Council UK and the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) Guidance on First Aid 2016.
We are fully qualified to provide accredited and regulated first aid qualifications. Should you require Ofqual regulated certification then we process your certificate through the FAA (First Aid Awards).
We teach varied, engaging content that is tailored to be relevant to your specific requirements and group.
We will continue to push the boundaries of exciting education with the use of new and innovative technologies.
Hear from some of our custoemrs
Our testimonials say it all!
We pride ourselves on the service we provide. From your experience on this website, your training course and everything right through to receiving your certificate. Our reviews on Google say it all and if you require references please just ask.
Had to do our refresher First Aid Course for our taekwondo group. I must say how relaxed the atmosphere was. I enjoyed the course emensly and I think the group left feeling like they have gathered a lot of information the best one I have attended to date. Very informative and relaxed atmosphere. A massive thankyou to Trevor for making everyone at ease the way he presented the course. I will definitely be attending for the refresher in 3 years. Thankyou Trevor Regards Noel MDSTKD
Patrick Luke (Pathofthedragon!)
Attended a Training course found the staff very patient and friendly. There is no parking available but they can subsidise if you park in the near by Gardener Haskins as long as you show your parking ticket. I will advise that if you do attend any of there training courses bring your own packed lunch or a local sainsburys/Tesco's is available about 10 minutes walk. I do strongly recommend anyone wishing to learn first aid or sports massage to look First Aid Bristol up.
Really good and informative emergency first aid course with lots of hands on practical scenarios. Luis and Georgina are really good professional instructors and made everyone feel very welcome. Met and had a laugh with some lovely people on the course too which was a bonus. I’ll def be back for a refresher course in the future.
The course was run by Indie and also Georgie on the first day. The presenters were knowledgeable and helpful, going at a pace that made the learning accessible and being free to answer questions we had. They made it clear that we were not being trained to be paramedics and so focused on what one should reasonably try to do in a first aid situation. They frequently repeated the key skills we needed to remember and there was a good mix of classroom and practical to reinforce what we were being taught. I was on this course as a DofE volunteer and came away feeling reassured that I had the basic skills required.
I have just finished the Outdoor First Aid course. I have done a lot of basic life support classes working with the NHS. This is hands down the absolute best training I have done and so much more effective. It’s really interactive, taught at a pace that is not too fast and not to slow, and with the variety of props used to create scenarios, it’s also really fun! Would 100% recommend.
Ruth | Bianchis Group
Absolutely brilliant first aid course, really interactive. Lukasz kept our full class engaged and helpfully referenced scenarios suitable for our workplace. An excellent, educational day! Thanks so much First Aid Bristol
My husband and I attended a childrens first aid course with Trevor recently through First Aid Bristol. We brought our 6 month old along. Trevor was really informative and engaging and, seen as we were the only attendees that day, he was really willing to answer all our questions and be flexible for us. Great company, good venue with tea and coffee and parking. Would recommend !
We used First Aid Bristol to renew our first aid certificates for our martial arts instructors badges. Having searched for a long time and only ever finding courses with ridiculous cost involved we came across First Aid Bristol who were extremely good value for money, extremely flexible and helpful with arranging the date. We even managed to get a Saturday booking which meant nobody had to take time off work which was perfect! Our trainer Trevor helped make a long day interesting and go quickly. Lots of very important learning took place but at the same time lots of laughter was had throughout the day so that it was enjoyable. We are now qualified for3 years but had already expressed our interest to go back in 3 years to renew again and will be recommending our other friends instructors in Bristol to come to you when needed. Thank you
Thanks again for a fantastic course - I have to take a 2-day outdoor course every year or so as part of my snowsports instructor qualification, and can honestly say this is the best I've attended. A great setting, good value - and I particularly enjoyed Indie the instructor; her relaxed style, combined with her years working with people in the mountains (with a multitude of real-life first aid experiences) made for an incredibly rich and insightful course. Really refreshing! Thanks again, highly recommended and I will be back when it is time to renew.
I thought Indie was so articulate in delivering the emergency First Aid Course at Work, her dulcet tones are calming. Indie really took her time in explaining each module and welcomed questions and, didn’t mind how many questions were being asked. I really enjoyed the scenarios too and it was nice that Indie could relate that we can all forget how to do things when we don’t do them often. The book is really useful and I try to read this at least once a week to keep myself familiarised. Thank you very much.