We are a fully regulated First Aid training provider delivering regulated (RQF) and vocational (VTQ) First Aid training qualifications in the UK.

Reviews and News

NEWS

Health & Safety Partnership

April 28, 2017
 

Gain First Aid Training are pleased to announce Andrew peck Safety Solutions have appointed Gain First Aid Training as their provider of First Aid at Work Training Courses. These courses cover all HSE requirements relating to the provision of first aid at work courses and training that is required under the Health & Safety at Work Act and the First Aid at Work Regulations 1981. ​ Andrew Peck Safety Solutions offer sensible relevant, and most importantly practical health and safety advice.

 

For more information visit: www.apssolutions.co.uk

5 Major Lessons Covered by a High Quality First Aid Course

August 18, 2016

For most workplaces, some form of first aid training is a legal obligation. Usually, only a few members of staff need to be trained to meet this requirement, but safety experts strongly recommend that all employees be involved. No matter whether you are running a shop, a café, a playground, or a gym; it takes just seconds for a regular day to turn into an emergency situation and basic first aid skills can mean the difference between life and death.

This is a really important thing for employers to understand, because the problem in emergencies is not usually that a person is unwilling to save a life – they might not know how. With a high quality first aid course in Ipswich, these lessons can be learned quickly, in a comfortable and emotionally supportive environment. That way, the next time that a customer or colleague gets into trouble, there’s always somebody around who can help.

This guide to some most important lessons covered by workplace first aid courses will explain exactly why the resource is so vital.

Assessing the Victim

The first lesson taught is always how to approach and respond to an emergency situation. The main aim here is to quickly determine how serious the injury or accident is and, ultimately, whether the person is in grave danger. So, learners are taught how to check for a pulse and read vital signs. Knowing a little about the problem is a necessary part of administering first contact treatment, so it should be the lead action.

Calling an ambulance

A good first aid course in Ipswich will also give learners some pointers on how to get the emergency services out quickly. It will focus, specifically, on how to provide as much valuable information as possible, in a calm and rational manner. The paramedics have only this information to work with, so it needs to be accurate.

Determining the Emergency

Once an ambulance has been called, the responder should return to the injured person and try and gather more information about what is wrong. First aid lessons teach learners how to distinguish between common emergencies like heart attacks, strokes, broken bones, internal bleeding, breathing difficulties and more.

Delivering Basic First Aid

It is very dangerous for a responder to try and move the injured party. This could cause more damage. However, if they have the skills (which are taught by first aid courses), they can start to deliver basic treatments. In serious situations, this can mean the difference between life and death so it is the single most important lesson of all. Learners should be taught that anybody can achieve this; all that they have to do is remember a few simple steps.

Staying Safe

The final lesson focuses on how to keep yourself safe, as a first aid responder. In the workplace, if an accident happens in a dangerous area, the first priority should be to make it safe, in whatever way possible. Or, as a last resort, the injured person should be moved away from the area. As already discussed, this is a risky move in itself, so it should be used only if there are no other options. If the first responder doesn’t stay safe, both parties may succumb to more injuries.

For more information and advice on the benefits of workplace first aid courses call 01473 396111 to speak an advisor and discuss the best courses and training options for your employees.

The Importance of Promoting Food Hygiene from ‘Farm to Fork’

July 1, 2016

If your business works with food, in any capacity, it is imperative that employees are fully trained in standards of food safety and hygiene. Not only is this a legal requirement, for many businesses, it is also an important part of protecting your investment. Health scares are something that most restaurants and eateries never manage to bounce back from, so don’t take the risk of it happening to you.

Fortunately, food hygiene courses in Ipswich are more accessible and more affordable than ever before. They are diverse, wide ranging, and guaranteed to give your employees all of the knowledge that they need to run a safe kitchen. If no formal cooking qualifications are held by your staff, food safety courses can make sure that there are no gaps between what they already know and what they must legally know.

While you are only directly responsible for the food hygiene standards on site, making sure that ingredients are safe from ‘farm to fork’ is the best way to eliminate risk.

The Farm
You should only work with vendors who get their ingredients from high quality farms. This applies to both meat and non-meat products, because food safety begins at the source. Ask questions about where your ingredients come from and how they are produced.

Transportation
Reputable vendors are the ones that you can trust to transport and deliver all goods, according to the legal requirements. This is particularly important for meat and frozen products. Food hygiene courses in Ipswich can teach suppliers and their customers how to keep ingredients safe while in transit.

Food Storage
Once ingredients have been delivered to the business premises, you become responsible for their safety. Food hygiene does not begin when the chefs turn up; it starts as soon as the produce is on site, ready to be stored until needed. All ingredients must be stored in the right conditions so as to avoid spoilage and cross contamination.

Food Preparation
Food hygiene courses in Ipswich are a great way to teach employees how to prepare food in the right way. This is particularly important when it comes to meat and poultry products, because even small mistakes can lead to bouts of food poisoning. You have a responsibility to keep customers safe, so never cut corners when preparing ingredients.

Cooking Temperatures
It is dangerous to cook food (particularly rice and meat dishes) and then allow it to stand for too long, because it will cool and bacteria could take advantage of the warm, wet temperatures. Make sure that food is served quickly or chilled and frozen as soon as possible after cooking. Ingredients should never be refrozen after being thawed once.

Serving
For hot dishes, serving temperatures need to reach more than 70 degrees centigrade. For cold dishes, the food needs to be served at a temperature of five degrees or below. All cutlery and crockery needs to be spotlessly clean after being washed in hot, soapy water.

The serving stage is where lots of kitchens let their guard down, but it is just as vital as all the rest.

Finding the Right Food Safety and Hygiene Course
If you are looking to enrol your employees on a food hygiene and safety course, carry out some research online to find respected providers in your local area. If possible, ask other business owners for recommendations; the best companies are usually those with a great reputation and lots of glowing reviews. The best thing about modern food safety courses is that many can now be done online, which makes them more convenient for busy operations.

To find out more about the benefits of enrolling employees on a food hygiene course call 01473 396111 to speak directly to a representative and discuss the best learning options for your business.

FIRST AID COURSES

At Gain First Aid Training we provide fully regulated First Aid courses for both groups and individuals, tailoring the training to your specific needs. We offer a comprehensive selection of both classroom and on-line courses including First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid, and Emergency First Aid at Work. All our courses meet recommendations and guidelines set by the HSE and the UK Resuscitation Council. 

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a life saving procedure which is given to someone whose breathing or heart has stopped. It is used to help keep someone alive until emergency medical services arrive.  Our CPR and Basic Life Support course includes learning skills for treating adults, children and infants. This course is ideal for nurses, care workers and medical professionals needing annual updates to complete professional membership. 

E-LEARNING

All our E-learning courses are carried out through ProCourses and meet the recommendations and guidelines set by the HSE and UK Resuscitation Council. We have a wide range of e-learning courses available including Anaphylaxis Awareness , Beauty Therapy First Aid and Sports First Aid. For a full list of courses and a discount code for 10% off any E-learning course, please take a look on our E-learning page or call us today on 01473 396111. 

Contact us today for your training course

Phone

01473 396111

Location

Brightspace

160 Hadleigh Road

Ipswich

Suffolk

 IP2 0HH

Working hours

8:30am to 17:30pm