First Aid Training Birmingham

First Aid Training BirminghamWhat is First aid all about?

First aid training Birmingham is the first assistance(help) given to any individual suffering an injury or sudden illness to stop/prevent the condition from getting worse and promote the chances of recovery.

What is a first aid course?

This is a type of course that focuses on dealing with medical emergencies. First aid courses teach people the first care to give to an injured person until the medics arrive. The purpose is to give instant help to prevent further injuries. A professionally trained and skilled first aider should first assess the nature of the injury and use the proper treatment to treat the injury.

What does a first aid course include?

  • Wound care
  • CPR
  • Use of an Automatic Electronic Defibulator (AED)
  • Bleeding
  • Choking
  • Heat injuries
  • Bandaging
  • Poison injuries
  • Cold injuries
  • Animal bites and stings
  • Administering emergency drugs
  • Burn related injuries


9 Top reasons why you should do a first aid course?

You cannot predict what happens next in life: As life is full of ups and downs, you may never know when emergencies arise, so it is better to be prepared and equipped to handle vital situations with friends, loved ones, neighbours or strangers than to helplessly stand-by. Stop and take a break to think about losing a friend and also think about how you can save him/her. You can be that difference.

You are a parent and have or work with children: A first aid course can give you the idea, knowledge and confidence to deal with emergencies that can affect a child when they suffer from an injury or sudden illness.

To save yourself: You cannot predict when an accident might occur. What if you become a casualty? Would you know what to do best at that moment? Having first aid knowledge can be the difference for you at that time.

First Aid Training BirminghamThe “making it worse” myth: it is better to do away with this myth – thinking that standing by is better than trying to help. Do you know that by doing nothing, the situation is very likely to worsen? However, your basic knowledge of first aid could be the difference.

Safety awareness: First aid knowledge helps you become aware of safety issues, and this can help bring down the number of accidents in your home or workplace. Prevention is better than treatment.

There is danger in almost everything: Almost everything we do now comes with a risk. It is better to be equipped to take care of these situations if the needs arise. First aid gives you the knowledge to identify the symptoms and signs to look out for and possible action to take.

Career Enhancement and Life Skill: First Aid is an essential skill to have for life. It also makes your CV look good. Being a first aider boosts your chances of getting employment, and most businesses have risk assessments that select a specific ratio of nominated First aiders to employees.

Paying it in advance: You never know when first aid may be needed for a family, friend or stranger. There will be hope if first aid is needed or required; there will be someone like you who can step in and help out.

The first aid kit: After going through a first aid course, you will get to know what to look out for in a first aid kit. You will know the essential items in it, how to use and maintain the contents in it.


What should a good first aid training Birmingham course cover?

First Aid training Birmingham – A good first aid course covers all the aspects of first aid. Basic life support is one of the vital areas covered in a first aid course. Rescue breathing is another vital part of a good first aid course. Here are some other areas that can be covered in a good first aid course:

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Casualty assessment
  • Medical emergency triaging
  • Critical thinking and emergency triaging

Now that you know some of the aspects a good first aid course covers, it is important to choose a reputable centre that can help you get the proper training. Another important aspect to check for is whether the centre is accredited because employers always look for certified professionals who received their training from an established, reputed and accredited centre.  Whether it is an online or physical-based course, ensure the one you are picking is approved.

If you feel that you want to master the skills of being a first aider from the comfort of your house, go for an online course. Just ensure that you check the authenticity before proceeding with your decision.

One advantage of going through a face to face first aid course rather than online is that you get an interactive environment where you can get hands-on experience. Your questions can quickly be addressed, and any mistakes you make can easily be corrected.


First Aid Training BirminghamWhat does our first aid course cover?

Our First aid at work is made up of two courses. Which one do you choose?

1-Day Emergency First Aid at Work: Select this first aid course if your business or organization is considered low risks (Shops, offices, etc.) and do not have more than 50 employees.

3-day First Aid at Work: Select this course if your business or organization is considered high risk (mostly workshops, manufacturing) or if your employees are more than 50.

This requires a minimum of 2 persons so that each First aider can cover themselves if one of them is not around or on leave.

The main objective of this course is to deal with an emergency in the workplace until the medical or emergency service arrives.

Some of the first aid training Birmingham content is:

  • What is the role of a first aider?
  • A look at First aid kits and equipment
  • How to prevent cross-infection
  • Recording incidents (near misses) and accidents.
  • How to assess emergencies
  • Administering first aid to a person who needs CPR; who is unconscious; wounded, or bleeding; has minor cuts, scalds or bruises; Is choking; Suffering from shock.

Why should you train with us – RDC Safety Limited?

RDC Safety Limited comprises a strong team of specialist trainers who deliver and develop courses personalized to suit your business’s requirements. RDC Safety Ltd takes its time to understand your business by offering personal consultation, providing training courses and custom policies and procedures.

Contact us today!

We‘d love to discuss your requirement further so please do get in touch by emailing or
calling 07971 202356. Alternatively, you can reach us by filling in our contact form.

Fill in the form