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Restart a Heart Day is a Europe-wide initiative developed by the European Resuscitation Council. It was launched in 2013 to raise awareness of the importance of teaching members of the public how to help restart the heart of someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest.

In 2014 Yorkshire Ambulance Service developed a formula for mass training on the day in schools, which has now become a major national event

Last year, over 100,000 secondary school children were trained in CPR on the day by regional Ambulance Services. This year we want to increase that number to 150,000 children.


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A recent survey conducted by WorkMobile, has found that 27% of young workers ages 18 - 34 have placed themselves at risk due to not following safety procedures. 

The report also found that a third of the young workforce admitted that they would not know how to deal with an incident correctly

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A recent press release from HSE gives evidence of how important Health & Safety in the workforce is.

A Swansea-base Director has been jailed and company has been sentenced due to continuous failures to comply.

HSE inspector Anne Marie Orrells said: “As the national regulator for workplace health and safety, we believe firm but fair enforcement of the law is one of a number of ways in which we help Great Britain work well.

Latest statistics from HSE have been issued of fatal injuries in 2016/2017, findings show it is 10 less fatal injury in the work place from the previous year. 
With this in mind, First Aid Training can help save a life and avoid accidents in the work place.
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Trying to keep the children entertained with activities? Here are some tips if there was an event where an accident was to happen!

A recent report by Direct Line has found that apprentices are 73% more likely to be involved in a work based accident compared to the average worker!

The report has stated that there are 13,000 apprentices being non-fatally injured in the work place each year.

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With us witnessing the hottest day of the year in 40 years recently, there are many occupations that can be affected by Heat Exhaustion.

The sun can be the main cause of a hot working environment, but occupations that involve working with machinery such as bakeries, factories, laundries and kitchens.

On the 28th June, a company has been fined £135,000 and ordered to pay costs of £37,653.12 due to a major fire incident in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Teesside Crown Court heard of the large fire that engulfed the premises of a company in the early hours of 14th May 2014. The fire involved a number of dangerous substances, one of which was drums of Vitride, causing each one to burst open and cause a large fireball.

In recent news, the disaster of the Grenfell Tower has triggered emergency safety review across UK's 4,000 high-rises with claims of the results being 100% failure on 60 high-rise safety tests. 

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRO) legislation is actively ensuring business owners and management are responsible for the safety of their staff.

Two companies have been fined after unsafe asbestos work was carried out on a property in Surrey.

Staines Magistrates’ Court heard how Kingsley Asbestos Services Limited (KAS), although a licensed asbestos removal contractor, was sub contracted by Bourne Valley Construction Services Limited (BVCS) to complete a project.

Theresa May’s letter has delivered to the European Council President to formally start the UKs Departure.

All newly qualified child carers with a level two or three qualifications are now required to hold a paediatric first aid certificate within the first 3 months of starting work.

We now offer this as part of our First Aid at Work Courses!

From recent news, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have announced that Defibrillator training will be included in Workplace First Aid Training from 1st January 2017.

As you may have noticed, our website has changed. This is the first stage of a new look First Rate Training.

As a company we are constantly growing, more customers, more staff and an enhanced portfolio of courses in the pipeline.  All this with the same ‘First Rate’ service! We are still conveniently based in South Wales just off the M4 between Swansea, Bridgend and Cardiff.  However we have trainers based all over the UK so we can still offer a UK wide service where distance is never an issue.