The Health and Safety Executive has recently announced key changes to workplace first aid training. From 1 January 2017 workplace first aid training will include training in using a life saving defibrillator.
Defibrillator training is geared towards companies who wish to have an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on their premises, and realise the benefits for the welfare of staff, as well as customers.
This course will provide the trainees with hands on experience for using an AED, as well as the theoretical understanding behind it. The qualification gained is valid for 12 months, as is demanded by the European Resuscitation Council.
Over 270,000 people suffer a heart attack every year in the U.K. 30% of those will not make it to hospital alive. The majority might have been saved had their heart been defibrillated in the first five minutes of their cardiac arrest. It is estimated that in England, only 3 in every 100 people survive a cardiac arrest. An AED unit with a trained operator at the site of a sudden cardiac arrest can raise the chance of survival from 0% to 80%.
The training includes various defibrillation scenarios, practice opportunities, demonstrations and theoretical discussions.
Successful students will be issued with a certificate.
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All courses can be taught at our Fareham training centre, or at other locations on request, for your convenience.