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First Aid Bristol’s FAQ

If you have any questions about any one of our first aid courses or anything else please get in touch. We pride ourselves on our service and can find and tailor the right course for you or your staff. To help you with any more common questions please see the FAQ bellow.

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Who runs First Aid Bristol?

First Aid Bristol is a family run business that has been operating in the South West for the last 15 years. Originally based on Dartmoor on Devon Indie Lyndale and her team of highly qualified instructors have taught 1000’s of people first aid. Realising the need for this valuable skill we moved to Bristol giving us access to teach even more people.

What qualifications do our instructors have?

All instructors have taken the full FAW instructor training certificate, the First Aid Instructors Certificate (this combines HSE recognised instructor training with City and Guilds 7300 introduction to the Trainer skills qualification), and the Expedition Care Programme certificate (ECP). They are also experienced teachers with PGCE training or above and outdoor instructors with practical experience of real life first aid emergencies in remote locations.

Will I get a qualification?

All candidates taking a first aid course of 6 hours or more will receive a 3 year certificate which is recognised and can be used as evidence of comprehensive first aid training.

Participants of all first aid courses will get a certificate of completion and action book which contains useful information regarding your new skills so things can stay fresh in your memory.

What venues do First Aid Bristol run courses in?

We run first aid courses across all of Bristol and the South West.

We run first aid courses in various venues depending on your group size and requirements. As most of our courses are tailored to your exact requirements, often the venue we use will reflect this. For example some of our courses may involve a wilderness module so we will use a venue that can provide this.

We can also run first aid courses in your place of work to make things easier for you.

Let us know your requirements and we can accommodate.

Can I do 1 to 1 courses?

The smallest group we work with is 2 candidates.

This is to ensure you get effective training that you can use when it really counts. Having people in your group means we are able to set up scenarios for you to respond to.

If you are on your own and are looking to train in first aid we would recommend you join one of our already running courses.

Do I need any prior knowledge?

You need no prior knowledge. We are happy to teach first aid to anybody as this incredible skill can help you save lives. We get many return clients for refresher courses so if your certificate is up for renewal get in touch as we have great return client offers.

How long are the days?

We run courses from 3 hours to 3 days.

If you are participating in a fully comprehensive first aid course the days will be a minimum of 6 hours and a maximum of 8 hours.

How long does the first aid qualification last?

All certificates last for 3 years after which you have to do the course again with the exception of the FAW, in this case you need to do the 2 day refresher.

How We Work

At First Aid Bristol we take our courses and first aid training very seriously. All of our staff are experienced first aid trainers as well as being fully qualified teachers. This means we can offer the very highest training standards as required by the HSE. We are a registered training centre with with Qualsafe who are regulated by Ofqual. This ensures you are guaranteed the very latest in first aid techniques, first aid training material and first aid teaching practices.

HSE REQUIREMENTS

The first aid curriculum is constantly changing and we stay at the head of the game by constantly reviewing our practices and in house training. This ensures all of our first aid courses are cutting edge and up to date and your employees will be trained to be the best first aiders they can be.

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LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

As an employer 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 there can be very different first aid requirements and to cover these requirements we have various first aid courses to choose from. Please get in touch and we will ensure that the course in question is the right one for you and will cover your legal obligations.

OUR PROMISE

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 regulated to provide HSE approved qualifications. Our regulation is through Qualsafe to provide accredited qualifications. We teach in small groups with varied engaging content tailored to be totally relevant to your specific requirements.

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