First Aid Training Changes Introduce AED Awareness

3B Training has recently introduced a change in the way we deliver our first aid training courses.

The well renowned 3-day first aid training course will now include coverage of AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) Awareness as another part of the syllabus. The usual “hands-on” AED Training course will still be available as its own course in addition to the First Aid at Work.

What is an AED?

First Aid TrainingAn AED is a machine used to provide urgent treatment to a casualty who is having a cardiac arrest. With the inclusion of CPR; AED gives the best chance of survival to an unresponsive person.

AED Locations

AED’s are found in brightly coloured red or green units. They are usually located in public places such as shopping centres, schools, and train stations or in an elevator of an office building.

Why is this change being made?

As a result of an announcement for the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has confirmed that as of 31st December, automated external defibrillator training must be included in the First Aid at Work course. The unit has been introduced to emphasise the significance of early intervention when resuscitating an unresponsive casualty.

How do the changes affect employers?

AED TrainingIt is advised that all your newly qualified first aiders learn how to use an AED.  Anyone who has already passed the qualification doesn’t have to re-sit the course until they need to but may want to just attend the practical AED training. AED’s haven’t become compulsory to a workplace they are only needed if the company’s needs assessment says so.

3B Training provides the 3-day First Aid at Work at all of our venues across the country. The course is available in Wigan, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield and Leeds. We can also deliver the course at a venue of your choosing for 4 or more people.

To find out more about the First Aid at Work course click here.

To find out more about AED Training click here.

How to use a Defibrillator (AED)

Take a look at our step-by-step guide here.

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