New Qualifications Required for First Aid Trainers

Recent guidance from the Health and safety Executive and the Skills for Health states than from the 1st October 2015 all those who Assess and Train First Aid or Quality Assure First Aid Qualifications must hold a formal qualification.

Those who train, assess or quality assure others in first aid must have knowledge and competency in first aid as well as knowledge and competency to train, assess or quality assure.

Under Health & Safety Regulations 1981 and the Approved Codes of Practice guidelines an employer has the responsibility to ensure that First Aid provision in the workplace is sufficient. Since 1st October 2013 employers have had more choice in the first aid training they provide for their employees and who they choose to provide it. Therefore, holding the correct qualifications will put you or your centre ahead of the competition. Failure to obtain the correct teaching or assessing qualification will result in non-compliance, which could result in more serious consequences.

All I S Training Staff are qualified to a minimum standard of Cerfiticate of Education or above.

New Trainers Employed

We are now happy to announce, that we have now employed 6 additional trainers to our already highly successful team. We welcome our new trainers and wish them all the best in their new job roles.

I S Trainer Saves a Life

IS Trainer Ian- puts his experience of Emergency First Aid into action, and saves a man’s life after he suffered a heart attack at the wheel.

Leyland firefighters who saved a man’s life after he suffered a heart attack at the wheel have been congratulated for their efforts.

As reported in last week’s Guardian, crews were called to an incident at the Morrisons petrol station in Olympian Way, Leyland, after an 82-year-old caused a three-car accident.

Now, after being recognised for their fast-thinking approach during the emergency by Lancashire’s Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Justin Johnston, on Twitter last week, Leyland watch manager Ian Hainsworth has told the Guardian what happened on the day.

He said: “We were called to the petrol station because people initially thought there was a fire.

“The man had suffered a cardiac arrest as he pulled into the petrol station and he put his foot on the accelerator, which meant his wheels were scoring and generating a lot of smoke.

“We thought we were going to a blaze, but then we saw the man on the floor.

“People were trying to talk to him and they told me they thought he was still breathing, but when I checked, he wasn’t.

“I did CPR straight away and we got the defibrillator out of the fire engine and used that.

“We managed to bring him round and then the paramedic arrived.

“We gave him the best possible chance we could.”

The man from Balcarres Road, is still in hospital after the incident.

It happened at around noon on Thursday, August 29, and his Vauxhall Vectra collided with the back of a Citroen Dispatch van, as the driver was filling up at the petrol station, narrowly missing injury.

That was pushed forward and collided with a Citroen Picasso. Nobody else was hurt in the incident.

New Uniforms

We have recently received our uniforms with our corporate branding which is the very distinctive black and white logo which will identify our company to all our loyal customer’s at a glance.

Welcome to I S Training Services

I S Training services mission statement is to empower all their customer’s, with the knowledge to safely assess and administer First Aid effectively in the cases of emergency.

We aim to give you confidence in your abilities as a First Aider and to ensure you have a good understanding of the basics of First Aid.