First Aid Requirements Calculator

Quickly work out and get your own personlaised First Aid Requirements report for your workplace by using our handy calculator.

Simply put in all the details it asks you for like:

  • Workplace Area (i.e. Store, Warehouse, Office)
  • How mnay employees there are
  • How many non-employees
  • If there are any lone workers etc
  • Other hazards

And it will generate and email you your own personalised PDF report of the recommended requirements for training your employees that would match and meet the HSE requirements.

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FREC Courses in Northern Ireland

Vocational route to becoming a Paramedic

We are delighted to announce that instead of undertaking a 3 year Paramedic Science degree programme, those who wish to become a paramedic can now complete our progressive suite of vocational prehospital care qualifications as part of a HCPC approved programme in as little as 2 years!

Set to revolutionise the industry, this fantastic new route is broken down into 4 stages to allow Learners to get the career they want, at a pace to suit them:

Learners begin by completing the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF), followed by the QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF) and then the QA Level 5 Diploma in First Response Emergency and Urgent Care (RQF) in year 1. They can then complete the 1 year QA Level 6 Diploma in Paramedic Practice (RQF), in year 2, as part of a HCPC approved programme to allow them to apply to become a HCPC paramedic.

Kick start your career path in pre-hospital care now, and contact us for more information.

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Paediatric First Aid Requirements

In addition to existing EYFS requirements, newly qualified early years staff (with a full and relevant level 2 or level 3 childcare qualification) must have either a full PFA or an emergency PFA certificate before they can be included in the required adult: child ratios in an early years setting (including private, voluntary and independent providers; and schools).

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Proposed De-Regulation of First Aid at Work *Update*

We have received the following communication today from the HSENI / EMAS in relation to the proposed de-regulation of First Aid at Work in Northern Ireland, which reads…

“The FAW section of the HSENI website https://www.hseni.gov.uk/articles/first-aid-work  has been updated to confirm that the necessary approval regarding changes to the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982 has not been secured yet. The current interim arrangements still remain in place and have been further extended until 31 October 2017.  All existing approval certificates have been extended from 31  March 2017 until 31 October 2107.  If approval is obtained before this date, HSENI will advise accordingly.”

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Using Skype for Business

Here’s a quick video on how to join our Skype for Business sessions, it’s real easy….

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Blended and Distance Learning Now Available!

sfbThe Health & Safety Executive (GB) have released a bulletin announcing that they now recognise Blended Learning as an acceptable method for the delivery of training; we have chosen Skype for Business as our online platform to help us deliver our courses online.

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HSENI (FAW) Role Changes from 01/04/2016

HSENIThe HSENI have today notified us as a Training Provider, that with effect from the 1st April 2016, that they will no longer

  • undertake pro-active monitoring visits of existing training providers
  • approve new applications for first aid at work training providers
  • require course notifications, amendment forms etc to be submitted.
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