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First Aid Anaphylaxis Training

First Aid Angels have been giving Anaphylaxis training to schools and staff from Mental health care workers.
Did you know that in 2014, there were over 4,000 hospital admissions for anaphylaxis in England?

Anaphylaxis is a severe and life-threatening allergic reaction, which requires immediate medical attention. With the number of sufferers increasing each year, it is extremely important to know what to do when faced with this acute emergency condition.

The QA Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Management of Anaphylaxis (QCF) qualification has been designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, at home or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic life support and manage anaphylaxis when dealing with an emergency. Successful candidates will be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, and will be equipped with the vital skills needed to administer safe, prompt and effective treatment.

What’s Covered

Chain of survival
Incident and casualty assessment
Managing an unresponsive casualty
CPR
Recovery Position
Common anaphylaxis triggers
Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
Treatment
Medication
Adrenaline auto-injectors

First Aid Training - Qualsafe Awards Annual External Quality Assessment

First Aid Angels passed our 2nd annual External Quality Assessment in September 2015.
This is a stringent assessment made by Qualsafe Awards to ensure that we are meeting the standards in training that are set by our governing body and approved by OFQUAL and recommended by the government’s Lofstedt Report.
We are very proud to let our customers and general public know that we passed again.
A big thank you to our wonderful staff who are continuously passionate in their training and share their knowledge in a manner that helps our customers feel more confident to carry out first aid in their workplace if needed.

News Updates

img_6196We had a fantastic day training the staff from Truly Scrumptious Beauty Salons.

It was superb to know that by the end of the day they felt more confident if they had to deal with any first aid situation.

Merry Christmas 2014- What a Wonderful Year

First Aid Angels have had another busy year.
We would like to say a BIG Thank you to all of our loyal customers for your repeat business-
Apollo Hotel, Andover & Sparsholt College, Advanced Engineering,Agrii, BMSI British Gas, Bishopswood Golf Club, Balksbury Infant School, Concept Energy, Emma Davies,GAP, Hampshire County Council, Homestart Rushmoor,
Johnsons Apparelmaster, Lee Dental Care, Mobility Seating,Middlesex Group, Not Just Cleaning, Portafix ,
P B Edwards, Spafax, Spencer Peyton Funeral Directors, Sapling Arboriculture, Solid State Solutions and Together.
We have also met and trained new customers this year who we would like to say Thank You for your custom to :
Arbory Residential Care Home, Britax, Basepoint Centres, D.R & R.A Pitman, English Oak Care Homes, Hatch Warren Community AfterSchool Club, Little Ducklings Pre-School, Mercedes-Benz, Medicess, Mediaflow, My Little Angel, Powerdrive Europe, Paramount H&S Ltd, Perfect Bore Manufacturing, Queens Arms Pub and Unwind Therapies.

Celebrating our 5th Anniversary with a Special Offer

Our valued customers have given us more than 9 out of 10 in feedback for our First Aid Training.

As a BIG thank you we would like to offer a FREE First Aid Kit OR 5% Discount on your next EFAW course for customers who recommend our workplace training course to new customers.

Please contact to book your workplace training or enquire for further information.

Offer Valid until 31-08-2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all

We would like to say a big thank you to all our customers and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Thank you for supporting us again this year.

2013 had some large changes to our industry as we are now approved by the Ofqual regulated Qualsafe Awards since September, as HSE no longer certifies First Aid companies.

We have been investing in new equipment such as the new Laerdal Inflatable manikins which help groups have more hands on time practising their CPR as they can have one manikin per person.The feedback has been very positive so far.

We have thoroughly enjoyed 2013, we have met more wonderful customers from corporate, parents and Girlguides as well as our regular School Escorts.

Thank you very much, see you in 2014

Join in the FREE training by LIFE-SAVER.ORG.UK - GAME-IN-A-FILM

Why not use the Free Game-in-a-film made by the UK Resuscitation Council for you to keep your knowledge and skills fresh.

Go to www.life-saver.org.uk and play the FREE game. You can share your score with your friends and colleagues on facebook, twitter and google+

This is game is particularly useful to help your staff pit their wits and skills about life threatening situations in between formal training.

As a caring and diligent employer help keep your staff safe and well.

Saves Lives- Defibrillator Trade Price Offer

AMAZING OFFER
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Telefunken Defibrillator AED available now.

Around 270,000 people suffer a heart attack in the UK each year, about a third of who die before reaching hospital due to Cardiac Arrest.
The chances of survival after a Cardiac Arrest increases by 70% with an AED.

Four times more women die as a result of a heart attack than they do from breast cancer & 12 people under the age of 35 die every week due to cardiac arrest in the UK.

As a responsible and caring employer invest in your staff with a Telefunken Defibrillator AED.

For more information click here to order see Our Supplies Page.
Contact : info@firstaidangels.co.uk

1st Anniversary with Andover & Sparsholt College

First Aid Angels are delighted to have celebrated our first year of working with Andover & Sparsholt College offering all Health & Safety approved First Aid courses as well as training Hampshire County Council’s School Escorts.
Here’s to a continued long and happy working relationship.

New standards for Workplace First Aid kits-BS-8599-1 Compliant

BS-8599-1 Compliant First Aid kits for the workplace has been introduced from 30th June 2012.

Which Kit Do I Require?

Category of Risk - Number of employees - Quantity and Size of First Aid Kit

Lower Risk i.e.
Shops & Offices, Libraries etc.
Less than 25 employees
1 x Small Kit

25-100 employees
1x Medium kit

More than 100 employees
1x Large kit per 100 employees

High Risk i.e.
Engineering, assembly, food processing,
warehousing, construction, chemicals etc.
Less than 25 employees
1x Small kit
25-100 employees
1x Medium kit
More than 100 employees
1x Large Kit per 25 employees

BS-8599-1 is the new British Standard that specifies the contents that must be included in workplace first aid kits, and provides guidance as to the size of kit required for a given workplace environment, based on the number of employees and the level of risk present.

What Are The Specific Changes?

• Increased numbers of gloves, which now need to be Nitrile material. The old kits had only one pair of gloves and 29 dressings.
• Fewer Triangular Bandages, which are no longer used for the immobilisation of lower limb injuries.
• The introduction of a new smaller dressing specifically for finger injuries that are too large for first aid plasters. Previously the smallest dressing was 12cm square, making it impractical for finger injuries.
• The introduction of a spool of tape to secure bandages without the use of safety pins.
• The introduction of modern wet gel type burns dressings and a conforming bandage to secure it.
• The introduction of first aid shears, to cut clothing away from an injury site.
• The introduction of an eye wash bottle into the travel kit, recognising that running water or fixed eye wash stations are unlikely to be available to workers travelling away from the workplace.
• The introduction of a resuscitation device providing protection for first aiders giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
• The addition of a foil survival blanket to provide means to keep a casualty warm, particularly in cases of clinical shock.

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