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Health & Safety Quiz – give it a go!

professional developmentWe all think we know about being safe in the workplace.  But how much do we really know?  Try our quiz and give it a go.  You may be delighted at your level of knowledge or you may find you need to improve your understanding.

 

 

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What is your learning style?

class-groupWe’re all individudals and this is as true in a learning environment as it is anywhere.  It is important to know what makes us tick, how we assimilate information to make sense of the world we live in. We can quickly establish our learning style to achieve this.

Of course we know the brain receives information through our five senses but theories about learning simplify this to the visual, the auditory and the kinaesthetic.  What we see, what we hear and what we can be tactile with dictates what we learn.  As individuals we may have a bias towards one of these sensory inputs or a combination of them.

Do you favour the visual, auditory or kinaesthetic?

But how can we tell which sense we subconsciously favour?  Considering well crafted questions with specific responses that identify how we interact with the world and reflect on our experience provides a real insight into our individual psyche.  The more questions that are completed the more effective the response analysis can be.

If you would like to undertake the test it will take just a few minutes to complete. You will see your results immediately and you’ll also receive an email copy to retain.  Simply click on the button below and select the answer that most suits you when answering 30 simple questions.  As part of the exercise we will provide you with suggested approaches to learning alongside the analysis of your answers.

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We hope you find the test and the following analysis interesting, illuminating and above all, helpful.

First Aid At Work Course: 5th to 7th December at Kinson

First Aid at Work 3What is the First Aid At Work Course?

This is a three day course, looking at first aid at work in greater detail.  Higher risk areas naturally require higher skill levels.  We discuss this in this article and it may help you to look at it.  This course will help you prepare for much broader challenges than the EFAW course can offer in a single day, for instance we will address responses to burns and poisoning.  Undoubtedly we will dispel a few myths along the way.

Whatever your work environment, the common factor is you will be working alongside others who may have urgent need of first aid, be that the result of a work-related activity or suffer an unrelated condition while at work. Remember, the national target for an ambulance’s attendance in a life-threatening condition is 8 minutes.  In the southwest area that target is met in 80% of cases.  Your casualty will need to rely on you before paramedic help can get to them.

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What will we be doing?

We will train you to be a competent emergency first aider, learning to assess the situation as well as the casualty – giving you the confidence to step forward and made an important difference to someone’s life.

We’ll work together taking turns both as casualty and first aider.  We’ll use use equipment including mannequins, face shields and of course, bandages, providing you with hands-on experience of treating casualties who are unconscious, who have stopped breathing, who are bleeding or who are in shock.  We’ll discuss what is happening in the body so that you understand why different kinds of treatment are relevant in varying circumstances.  We’ll work at your pace.  There is no such thing as a stupid question, this course is your opportunity to immerse yourself in first aid so that you have confidence in your ability to help others.

Evince Training Limited is extremely proud to be an authorised centre offering AoFAQ Regulated First Aid Qualifications. The fact that our courses are regulated by Ofqual, the Government’s office for qualifications, gives you confidence in our attention to detail and commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest standards. You also have the reassurance that by choosing our regulated courses you have complied with the employers requirement to exercise ‘due diligence’ placed on you by the HSE.

what makes you differentWhat do you get at the end?

Beyond the knowledge and skills to save a life you’ll obtain an important, recognised qualification.  We’ll undertake an ongoing assessment throughout the course. On successful completion you will be awarded a HSE recognised/Ofqual accredited “Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF)” – that’s valid for three years from the date of issue.

Course Content

At the conclusion of the course the student will be able to :

Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
Be able to assess an incident
Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding
Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock
Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury
Be able to conduct a secondary survey
Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints
Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries
Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds
Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with an eye injury
Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis
Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness

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Compare our costs versus other training providers. Save at least £69 with us.

Evince Training

£249 (no VAT to pay)

St John Ambulance

£290 + VAT (£348)

Red Cross

£265 + VAT (£318)

 

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Emergency First Aid at Work course, 5th December at Kinson

BFI-WorkplaceWhat is the Emergency First Aid At Work Course?

This is a one day course, focused on those immediate workplace first aid issues that arise.  Whatever your work environment, the common factor is you will be working alongside others who may have urgent need of first aid, be that the result of a work-related activity or suffer an unrelated condition while at work.  It may be that urgent help is needed (unconscious/not breathing/choking casualty) or it may be you need to stabilise a casualty’s condition before seeking more assistance (burns/external bleeding).   This course provides you with the information to quickly and safely act.  Remember, the national target for an ambulance’s attendance in a life-threatening condition is 8 minutes.  In the southwest area that target is met in 80% of cases.  Your casualty may need to rely on you before paramedic help can get to them.

Book Now

What will we be doing?

We will train you to be a competent emergency first aider, learning to assess the situation as well as the casualty – giving you the confidence to step forward and made an important difference to someone’s life.

We’ll work together taking turns both as casualty and first aider.  We’ll use use equipment including mannequins, face shields and of course, bandages, providing you with hands-on experience of treating casualties who are unconscious, who have stopped breathing, who are bleeding or who are in shock.  We’ll discuss what is happening in the body so that you understand why different kinds of treatment are relevant in varying circumstances.  We’ll work at your pace.  There is no such thing as a stupid question, this course is your opportunity to immerse yourself in first aid so that you have confidence in your ability to help others.

Evince Training Limited is extremely proud to be an authorised centre offering AoFAQ Regulated First Aid Qualifications. The fact that our courses are regulated by Ofqual, the Government’s office for qualifications, gives you confidence in our attention to detail and commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest standards. You also have the reassurance that by choosing our regulated courses you have complied with the employers requirement to exercise ‘due diligence’ placed on you by the HSE.

What do you get at the end?

what makes you differentBeyond the knowledge and skills to save a life you’ll obtain an important, recognised qualification.  We’ll undertake an ongoing assessment throughout the course. On successful completion you will be awarded a HSE recognised/Ofqual accredited “Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work” – that’s valid for three years from the date of issue.

Course Content

At the conclusion of the course the student will be able to :

Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
Be able to assess an incident
Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding
Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock
Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury.

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Cost

Compare our costs versus other training providers.  Save £33 with us if you are not a VAT registered business.

Evince Training

£99 (no VAT to pay)

St John

£125 + VAT (£150)

Red Cross

£112 + VAT (£134)

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Paediatric First Aid Course (2 Day) 7th to 8th November, at Kinson

Paediatric First Aid 2 Day Course

first aid ABCWhat is the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid Course?

Here at Evince™ Training we are very excited about delivering the The AoFAQ Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) qualification.  Places are limited, click on the image to book your course and secure your place today.

This regulated first aid qualification is specific to infants aged under one year old, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty.

This 2 Day course fulfils the requirements of the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) as issued by the department for Education and Skills Foundation Stage relating to Early Years childcare.

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What will we be doing?

We will train you to be prepared for paediatric emergencies that could strike at any time.  Whilst such emergencies are thankfully rare we will raise your awareness to provide vital support while waiting for professional paramedic treatment.  We want you to be reassured that any steps you take will follow the right approach.  We will work with mannequins so that you can get hands-on experience.  Preparing to provide paediatric first aid necessarily requires a very different approach to supporting adults.  Approaches to urgently supporting adults you may have picked up over the years are very unlikely to help babies and children, in fact real harm could be done.  We will provide you with simple, appropriate treatments for babies and children.  We anticipate that we will de-bunk the odd myth as well.

Evince Training Limited is extremely proud to be an authorised centre offering AoFAQ Regulated First Aid Qualifications. The fact that our courses marked with (QCF) are regulated by Ofqual, the Government’s office for qualifications, gives you confidence in our attention to detail and commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest standards. You also have the reassurance that by choosing our regulated courses you have complied with the employers requirement to exercise ‘due diligence’ placed on you by the HSE.

what makes you differentWhat do you get at the end?

This is a regulated level 3 qualification and is ideal for anyone who works with or comes into contact with infants and children in their working or voluntary roles. It is also ideal for parents and families with young children who would like to learn first aid for their own peace of mind.

Further Training Available! The learner can progress to a range of qualifications with us including:

AoFAQ Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work
AoFAQ Level 2 Award in CPR and AED
AoFAQ Level 2 National Award in Safeguarding Children and Young People

For more information contact us.

Course Content

Day 1 Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider.

1.1 Define responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
1.2 Explain how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3 Describe first aid and personal protection equipment required for emergencies
1.4 Describe how to use first aid and personal protection equipment safely
1.5 Identify what information needs to be included in an accident report/incident record
1.6 Explain reporting procedures following an accident/incident
1.7 Define an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid treatment

2. Be able to assess an emergency situation safely.

2.1 Conduct a scene survey
2.2 Conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child
2.3 Identify when to call for help
2.4 Explain what information needs to be given when obtaining assistance

3. Be able to provide first aid to an infant/child who is unresponsive and breathing normally.

3.1 Assess the level of consciousness of an infant/child
3.2 Explain why an infant/child should be placed in the recovery position
3.3 Place an infant/child in the recovery position
3.4 Continually monitor an infant/child whilst they are in the recovery position
3.5 Assist an infant/child who is experiencing a seizure

4. Be able to provide first aid to an infant/child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally.

4.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to an unresponsive infant and an unresponsive child who is not breathing normally
4.2 Administer CPR using an infant and a child manikin

5. Be able to provide first aid to infant/child who has a foreign body airway obstruction.

5.1 Identify when a foreign body airway obstruction is:

  • mild
  • severe

5.2 Administer first aid to an infant/child who is choking

6. Be able to provide first aid to an infant/child with external bleeding.

6.1 Describe the types and severity of bleeding
6.2 Explain the effect of severe blood loss on an infant and a child
6.3 Control external bleeding

7. Understand how to provide first aid to an infant/child who is suffering from shock.

7.1 Define the term ‘shock’ relevant to first aid
7.2 Describe how to recognise an infant/child who is suffering from shock
7.3 Explain how to manage the effects of shock

8. Understand how to provide first aid to an infant/child with anaphylaxis.

8.1 List common triggers for anaphylaxis
8.2 Describe how to recognise anaphylaxis in an infant/child
8.3 Explain how to administer first aid to an infant/child with anaphylaxis

Day 2 Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:

1. Be able to administer first aid to an infant/child with injuries to bones, joints and muscles.

1.1 Describe types of fractures
1.2 Recognise suspected:

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains and strains

1.3 Administer first aid for suspected:

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains and strains

2. Be able to administer first aid to an infant/child with head and spinal injuries.

2.1 Describe how to recognise suspected:

  • Concussion
  • Skull fracture
  • Cerebral compression
  • Spinal injury

2.2 Administer first aid for suspected:

  • Concussion
  • Skull fracture
  • Cerebral compression
  • Spinal injury

3. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose.

3.1 Identify conditions affecting the:

  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Nose

3.2 Explain the action to take when conditions are identified

4. Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant/child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness.

4.1 Describe how to recognise:

  • Sickle cell crisis
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Asthma attack
  • Allergic reaction
  • Meningitis
  • Febrile convulsions

4.2 Explain how to manage:

  • Sickle cell crisis
  • Diabetic emergency
  • Asthma attack
  • Allergic reaction
  • Meningitis
  • Febrile convulsions

5. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat or cold.

5.1 Describe how to recognise the effects of:

  • Extreme cold
  • Extreme heat

5.2 Explain how to manage the effects of:

  • Extreme cold
  • Extreme heat

6. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child who has sustained an electric shock.

6.1 Explain how to safely manage an incident involving electricity
6.2 Describe first aid treatments for electric shock incidents

7. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child with burns or scalds.

7.1 Describe how to recognise the severity of:

  • Burns
  • Scalds

7.2 Explain how to manage:

  • Burns
  • Scalds

8. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child who has been poisoned.

8.1 Identify the routes that poisonous substances take to enter the body
8.2 Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning
8.3 Explain how to manage sudden poisoning

9. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child who has been bitten or stung.

9.1 Identify severity of bites and stings
9.2 Explain how to manage bites and stings

10. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child with minor injuries.

10.1 Explain how to administer first aid for:

  • Small cuts
  • Grazes
  • Bumps and bruises
  • Small splinters
  • Nose bleeds

11. Understand how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies.

11.1 Identify what information needs to be recorded for illnesses, injuries and emergencies
11.2 Describe how to record the information for illnesses, injuries and emergencies
11.3 Explain confidentially procedures for recording, storing and sharing information

Cost

£150 per person (we are not VAT registered so there is no VAT to add.  Discounts are available for group bookings).

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Emergency Paediatric First Aid Course (1 Day) 7 November at Kinson Community Centre

Read below for full details of this exciting and fulfilling course.  Places are limited so don’t delay, book your course and secure your place today.

Baby and Child First AidWhat is the Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid Course?

Here at Evince™ Training we are very excited about delivering the The AoFAQ Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF) qualification.

This is a one day regulated first aid qualification is specific to infants aged under 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty. If is ideal for parents and babysitters.  This qualification is the first unit (day one) of the AoFAQ Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF). This latter qualification meets the requirements of the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) as issued by the department for Education and Skills Foundation Stage relating to Early Years childcare.

Book Now

What will we be doing?

We will train you to be prepared for paediatric emergencies that could strike at any time.  Whilst such emergencies are thankfully rare we will raise your awareness to provide vital support while waiting for professional paramedic treatment.  We want you to be reassured that any steps you take will follow the right approach.  We will work with mannequins so that you can get hands-on experience.  Preparing to provide paediatric first aid necessarily requires a very different approach to supporting adults.  Approaches to urgently supporting adults you may have picked up over the years are very unlikely to help babies and children, in fact real harm could be done.  We will provide you with simple, appropriate treatments for babies and children.  We anticipate that we will de-bunk the odd myth as well.

Evince Training Limited is extremely proud to be an authorised centre offering AoFAQ Regulated First Aid Qualifications. The fact that our courses marked with (QCF) are regulated by Ofqual, the Government’s office for qualifications, gives you confidence in our attention to detail and commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest standards. You also have the reassurance that by choosing our regulated courses you have complied with the employers requirement to exercise ‘due diligence’ placed on you by the HSE.

what makes you differentWhat do you get at the end?

This is a regulated level 3 qualification and is ideal for anyone who works with or comes into contact with infants and children in their working or voluntary roles. It is also ideal for babysitters, parents and families with young children who would like to learn first aid for their own peace of mind.

Further Training Available! The learner can progress to a range of qualifications with us including:

AoFAQ Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work
AoFAQ Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid
AoFAQ Level 2 Award in CPR and AED
AoFAQ Level 2 National Award in Safeguarding Children and Young People

For more information contact us.

Course Content

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider.

1.1 Define responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
1.2 Explain how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3 Describe first aid and personal protection equipment required for emergencies
1.4 Describe how to use first aid and personal protection equipment safely
1.5 Identify what information needs to be included in an accident report/incident record
1.6 Explain reporting procedures following an accident/incident
1.7 Define an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid treatment

2. Be able to assess an emergency situation safely.

2.1 Conduct a scene survey
2.2 Conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child
2.3 Identify when to call for help
2.4 Explain what information needs to be given when obtaining assistance

3. Be able to provide first aid to an infant/child who is unresponsive and breathing normally.

3.1 Assess the level of consciousness of an infant/child
3.2 Explain why an infant/child should be placed in the recovery position
3.3 Place an infant/child in the recovery position
3.4 Continually monitor an infant/child whilst they are in the recovery position
3.5 Assist an infant/child who is experiencing a seizure

4. Be able to provide first aid to an infant/child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally.

4.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to an unresponsive infant and an unresponsive child who is not breathing normally
4.2 Administer CPR using an infant and a child manikin

5. Be able to provide first aid to infant/child who has a foreign body airway obstruction.

5.1 Identify when a foreign body airway obstruction is:

  • mild
  • severe

5.2 Administer first aid to an infant/child who is choking

6. Be able to provide first aid to an infant/child with external bleeding.

6.1 Describe the types and severity of bleeding
6.2 Explain the effect of severe blood loss on an infant and a child
6.3 Control external bleeding

7. Understand how to provide first aid to an infant/child who is suffering from shock.

7.1 Define the term ‘shock’ relevant to first aid
7.2 Describe how to recognise an infant/child who is suffering from shock
7.3 Explain how to manage the effects of shock

8. Understand how to provide first aid to an infant/child with anaphylaxis.

8.1 List common triggers for anaphylaxis
8.2 Describe how to recognise anaphylaxis in an infant/child
8.3 Explain how to administer first aid to an infant/child with anaphylaxis

Cost

£89 per person (we are not VAT registered so there is no VAT to add).  Discounts are available for multiple bookings.

[1 Day course]

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Three Day First Aid at Work Course coming to Kinson Community Centre

emergency-first-aid-at-workIf you require a member of staff to hold a formal first aid qualification, want to hold this qualification to enhance your CV or simply want a thorough understanding of first aid, then this three day course is perfect for you.  Run by experienced professionals, this course leads to a Level Three OFQUAL qualification.

Delivered at Kinson Community Centre this course is a focused programme that is brought to life in an imaginative and thoroughly enjoyable way, baancing learning with practice using modern tools.

If you have queries contact us and we will be delighted to assist you.  Please note course laces tend to be filled quickly so we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.  Click on the button below to secure your place.  Payment can be made by card, BACS payment or by cheque.  We look forward to helping you gain life-saving skills.

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First Aid At Work Course: 1-3 June, Kinson

What is the First Aid At Work Course?

FA020315This is a three day course, looking at emergency first aid in greater detail.  Higher risk areas naturally require higher skill levels.  We discuss this in this article and it may help you to look at it.  This course will help you prepare for much broader challenges than the EFAW course can offer in a single day, for instance we will address responses to burns and poisoning.  Undoubtedly we will dispel a few myths along the way.

Whatever your work environment, the common factor is you will be working alongside others who may have urgent need of first aid, be that the result of a work-related activity or suffer an unrelated condition while at work. Remember, the national target for an ambulance’s attendance in a life-threatening condition is 8 minutes.  In the southwest area that target is met in 80% of cases.  Your casualty will need to rely on you before paramedic help can get to them.

For full details about what is included within this course, click here.

Book Now: click here to secure your place on the course for just £249 while places remain available.

The course will be held at Kinson Community Centre, Pelhams Park, Millhams Road, Kinson BH10 7LH.

Emergency First Aid, 21st April, Kinson

IMG_8852What is the Emergency First Aid At Work Course?

This is a one day course, focused on those immediate workplace first aid issues that arise.  Whatever your work environment, the common factor is you will be working alongside others who may have urgent need of first aid, be that the result of a work-related activity or suffer an unrelated condition while at work.  It may be that urgent help is needed (unconscious/not breathing/choking casualty) or it may be you need to stabilise a casualty’s condition before seeking more assistance (burns/external bleeding).   This course provides you with the information to quickly and safely act.  Remember, the national target for an ambulance’s attendance in a life-threatening condition is 8 minutes.  In the southwest area that target is met in 80% of cases.  Your casualty may need to rely on you before paramedic help can get to them.

 

Book Now: click below to secure your place on the course while places remain available.

EFAW-21-April-Longham

The course will be held at Kinson Community Centre, Pelhams Park, Millhams Road, Kinson BH10 7LH.

What is your learning style?

class-groupWe’re all individudals and this is as true in a learning environment as it is anywhere.  It is important to know what makes us tick, how we assimilate information to make sense of the world we live in. We can quickly establish our learning style to achieve this.

Of course we know the brain receives information through our five senses but theories about learning simplify this to the visual, the auditory and the kinaesthetic.  What we see, what we hear and what we can be tactile with dictates what we learn.  As individuals we may have a bias towards one of these sensory inputs or a combination of them.

Do you favour the visual, auditory or kinaesthetic?

But how can we tell which sense we subconsciously favour?  Considering well crafted questions with specific responses that identify how we interact with the world and reflect on our experience provides a real insight into our individual psyche.  The more questions that are completed the more effective the response analysis can be.

If you would like to undertake the test it will take just a few minutes to complete. You will see your results immediately and you’ll also receive an email copy to retain.  Simply click on the button below and select the answer that most suits you when answering 30 simple questions.  As part of the exercise we will provide you with suggested approaches to learning alongside the analysis of your answers.

Take the Test Now

We hope you find the test and the following analysis interesting, illuminating and above all, helpful.