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Emergency First Aid at Work Course Interview

Posted On 08 August 2012.

Hello and its blog time again. In today’s daily post we are going to be interviewing Ellie from Train-Aid. Ellie can often be found running both in-house and open Courses within London. The one day course is approved by the HSE, and is the most popular course for the workplace.

So the idea of the blog is to do a question and answer session whereby people can get an insight into the mind of a trainer. Over to Train-Aid’s Billy with the questions then:

Hi Ellie thanks for taking the time out to talk to us. Can you tell us a little bit more about the emergency first aid course?

Hey no worries I am happy to help. The one day course sets out to deal with the most important aspects of first aid. By this I mean the main life threatening situations that you are likely to face in the workplace. The idea is to prepare learners in case things go wrong. Hopefully they won’t, but if they do by the end of the course you will be prepared.

Sounds good, so if I was signing up what can I expect to learn?

Good question Bill, anyone would think you’re a trainer yourself. Ok so on the course itself you can expect it to be mainly practical lead. Other training providers may bog you down with boring presentations, but that’s not our style. The one day course is entirely practical lead. You can expect to learn hands on how to administer CPR, stop someone choking, and administer and Epi-Pen. That’s only a few examples as the course is a whirlwind of knowledge.

Sounds like more of a tornado Ell! Ok so what do I get upon completion of the course?

By the end of the emergency first aid at work course you can expect to become a qualified first aider. You will receive a certificate that is recognised by the HSE, which is valid for a period of three years. Above all else though you will have learnt skills that can be applied anywhere in life. Although the course is designed for the workplace the actual content of it really does apply to anything. You will have the chance to learn specific first aid skills for babies and children. No one ever wants to think about such catastrophes could happen to a family, but if something did go wrong it is good to be prepared.

By Bill Casserley