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The revision will require all workplace first aiders to be trained in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) from the 31 December 2016. This meets the Resuscitation Council UK guidelines which now state that the management of a casualty requiring CPR is to request an AED.
AED training only needs to cover the safe use, correct placement of pads and follow the AED voice prompts. This can read...
The HSE have not changed their position on this. If the employers First Aid Needs Assessment identifies a requirement for such items due to a specific risk of life-threatening bleeding then, and only then, should they be taught (e.g arborists, glass workers etc.)
Over the last ten years or so, first aid has been simplified not only to improve standards but equally importantly to focus on relevant areas that ...
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George [the trainer] was very factual, made it very easy to relate and learn. [He] Kept asking us if we understood and made sure the pace was manageable. I would definitely recommend him in the future to anyone wanting to do a first aid course.