The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have introduced changes to the syllabus for first aid training courses. From 31st December 2016, the Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) and Level 3 First Aid at Work (FAW) courses must train delegates in the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED). We see this as a very beneficial change, as the importance of defibrillation for cardiac arrest victims cannot be overstated. Research has shown that every minute that passes without defibrillation, the chance of survival decreases by 7 to 10 percent.
At Ajuda, a demonstration showing candidates how to use an AED has long been given as part of our first aid courses. Combined with the increasing availability of AEDs in public spaces and workplaces, this training will hopefully result in more cardiac arrest victims receiving immediate and effective first aid treatment.
Click here https://www.ajuda.org.uk/training/first-aid/ to book onto one of our first aid courses to learn invaluable life-saving skills from one of our fantastic professional trainers, or call us on 029 2057 6883. Our one-day EFAW course is next running on the 23rd January; the three-day FAW course on 23rd-25th January. For more course dates, click here to see our full 2017 calendar: https://www.ajuda.org.uk/course-calendar-2017/