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Keep Warm this Winter

Cold weather can affect your health. Find out how to keep yourself well and your home warm during winter. Why is cold weather a problem? When the temperature drops to below 8C, some people are at increased risk of: heart attack stroke flu pneumonia falls and injuries hypothermia Cold weather can also affect people with mental Read the full article…

Top Safety Tips For Christmas

Be careful over Christmas, here are some top tips to stay safe over the festive holiday   Check your Christmas tree lights carry the British Safety Standard sign. Never place candles near your Christmas tree or materials that can catch light easily. Test your smoke alarms monthly and only remove batteries when replacing them. Most Read the full article…

2019 Training Dates at Ajuda

At Ajuda we can provide all the mandatory training you need to ensure that your workplace is fully compliant with HSE Regulations. We offer a full range of courses which can be run at your premises or at our Training Academy in Cardiff Bay. The dates below are for our courses held at Ajuda, if Read the full article…

Stay safe and warm this winter with these tips

  Temperatures dropping, poor weather conditions, icy roads and the general lack of preparation we seem to have in this country – yes winter can be a tricky time of year with injuries probable. We’ve come up with some top tips for staying safe this winter. Keep warm. Obviously with winter comes the cold temperatures. Read the full article…

Looking to learn new skills this November? Here’s what training courses we have available at Ajuda

Are you looking to gain new skills that could help to save lives? We offer a full range of courses which can be run at your premises or at our Training Academy in Cardiff Bay. Here’s what we have available in November. Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) Date: 19th November / Read the full article…

Ajuda breaking down the barriers of unemployment with Remploy Newport

The Ajuda team headed to Newport this week to visit one of the Remploy Hub based around the UK. Remploy is a leading provider of specialist employment and skills support for disabled people and those with health conditions. Ajuda are a proud partner of Remploy, and part of their Community Partner Network, where we provide our Read the full article…

Learn new skills this September at Ajuda Training Academy

There are many great reasons to learn new skills. At Ajuda we can provide all the mandatory training you need to ensure your workplace is fully compliant with HSE Regulations. We offer a full range of courses which can be run at your premises or at our Training Academy in Cardiff Bay. Here’s what we Read the full article…

GCSE Results Day: Vocational Qualifications to help your future

Did you or a someone you know miss out on the GCSE results that were expected? At Ajuda, we offer vocational training courses – the perfect opportunity for students who have missed out on the grades they hoped to achieve. Our Level 2 courses are the equivalent of a GCSE C grade and will help students Read the full article…

7 Daily workplace safety tips you can implement quickly

Health and Safety is important because it protects the well being of employers, visitors and customers. Looking after Health and Safety makes good business sense. Workplaces which neglect health and safety risk prosecution, may lose staff, and may increase costs and reduce profitability. Here are 8 tips you can use in the workplace. 1. Prevent Falls, Trips and Slips Regardless of your industry Read the full article…

Top tips for Manual Handling in the Workplace

Manual handling injuries can have serious implications for the employer and the person who has been injured. They can occur almost anywhere in the workplace and heavy manual labour, awkward postures, repetitive movements of arms, legs and back or previous/existing injury can increase the risk. Here are some tips for keeping safe in the workplace. Conduct a manual Read the full article…

Top tips for keeping children safe in the water this summer

One of the best ways to cool down in this glorious summer sun is to visit the beach, or a pool and have a paddle in the water Here are some great tips to keep your children safe in the water.   Teach them early Teach children to get comfortable in the water and swim Read the full article…

Learn how to educate others to save lives. Become a trainer with Ajuda

Become a trainer and share valuable knowledge with others. There are many great reasons to become a trainer. As a trainer, you can be a part of teaching people life-changing skills such as performing CPR and using a defibrillator. You will be sharing valuable knowledge with people that they will take with them into their Read the full article…

4 Expert Food Safety Tips for the Summer

As soon as we have the warm weather in Britain it’s time to get out side, and enjoy al fresco living. Clean up those bbqs that are in the shed, go for a picnic, visit the beach and enjoy the outdoors. But it’s easy to forget that as the temperature rises, so does your chance Read the full article…

Ajuda’s MD Dawn Evans changing lives in South Africa

Our MD Dawn recently visited the beautiful South Africa to volunteer and work aiming to help to inspire the young people of Cape Town. Alongside five other volunteers who each had something different to offer to the group, Dawn spent a week visiting schools, community hubs and many more. What is Mission Inspire? The mission Read the full article…

Exciting new partnership generates employment to people with disabilities

Over the last few months we have been working on an exciting new partnership with Remploy in Wales.  Ajuda are now part of the Remploy Community Partner Network, providing training courses to individuals with disabilites. The training courses, along with the support and mentoring by Remploy are successfuly helping these individuals into employment. What is Read the full article…

Fires destroy property, cause injuries, and take lives. Here’s how to keep your workplace safe

One of the key strategies to maintaining a safe workplace and preventing fires is fire safety training. With proper training workers can eliminate fire hazards and respond quickly and efficiently if a fire breaks out. Every workplace has its own specific fire risks, and in turn should therefore have in place its own preventative measures and carefully honed procedures in order to combat these Read the full article…

It’s Child Safety Week. Here are a few top tips for keeping your children safe and avoiding burns at home

As a parent one of your biggest worries and concerns are your children. You want to make sure they are safe at all times, but, unfortunately you can’t keep them in bubble wrap and cotton wool. Accidents do happen, even around the home but as it is Child Safety Week we have some top tips. Read the full article…

These are the most common food allergies in the UK

A food allergy is when the body’s immune system reacts unusually to specific foods. Although allergic reactions are often mild, they can be very serious.   What causes food allergies? Food allergies happen when the immune system – the body’s defence against infection – mistakenly treats proteins found in food as a threat. As a result, a Read the full article…

How to Manage Stress in the Workplace

It is Mental Health Awareness week and the theme for 2018 is Stress. Mental Health Awareness Week takes place 14th to 20th May. While some workplace stress is normal, excessive stress can interfere with your productivity and performance, impact your physical and emotional health, and affect your relationships and home life. It can even mean Read the full article…

Did you know that it is Food Allergy Awareness Week?

Food Allergy Awareness Week is an initiative created by FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education). The aim of this week is to raise awareness of different food allergies and improve public understanding of what can sometimes be a life-threatening condition. The Purpose of Food Allergy Awareness Week It calls on people to take action and make Read the full article…

Is your business social? Now launching online social media courses

At Ajuda we’ve just launched an online course on social media for Business. Being a business owner is hard work and sometimes you just don’t have the time to learn new skills when running your business. We all know social media is an important way to increase your brand awareness but where to start? Our online Read the full article…

10 Benefits of First Aid Training in the Workplace

  The office can seem like a safe place to work, but, there are risks you wouldn’t think of until they happen. An accident can occur at any time and if it did, who in the workplace is trained to help? It is a legal requirement as a company to ensure your employees receive immediate Read the full article…

Sepsis: the signs and symptoms

You may have heard about Sepsis, the silent killer, in the news.  If you haven’t, Sepsis is a serious complication of an infection. Although Sepsis is more common than heart attacks, much less is known about the terrifying disease. Without fast treatment, Sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death. Sepsis accounts for 44,000 Read the full article…

GDPR training for individuals and businesses

What is GDPR? On 25th May 2018, GDPR will be replacing the Data Protection Act 1998. It enforces the most stringent regulations to date on how people’s personal data is lawfully collected, processed and stored. We are often faced with news of data thefts and breaches in privacy. GDPR is expected to set a new Read the full article…

Asthma Attacks and how to tackle them

What to do during Asthma Attacks Asthma is a condition that affects the airways of the lungs. Asthma can cause the lungs to go into spasm and tighten which can make it very difficult to breathe for someone who is having an Attack.  There are many factors that can trigger Asthma Attacks; the weather, allergies, Read the full article…

Press for Progress on International Women’s Day

A key focus of International Women’s Day is to celebrate women’s achievements in the political, economic, and social spheres. Here at Ajuda, we firmly believe that opportunities for women should be maximised in all walks of life, and particularly in business. This would be beneficial to society as a whole, as increasing the number of women Read the full article…

Mandatory paediatric first aid training for nursery staff

Paediatric first aid training was made compulsory for new nursery recruits in September 2016 after the introduction of Millie’s Law. It is now a requirement for new nursery and pre-school staff to undertake paediatric first aid training thanks to the government proposals. These measures ensure that newly qualified staff with a childcare level 2 or 3 qualification must have Read the full article…

Become a trainer and share valuable knowledge

Are you interested in becoming a trainer? There are many great reasons to become a trainer. As a trainer, you can be a part of teaching people life-changing skills such as performing CPR and using a defibrillator. You will be sharing valuable knowledge with people that they will take with them into their everyday life. Read the full article…

Time to Talk Day 2018

On the 1st February 2018 it is National #TimeToTalk Day. Time to Talk Day is a day designed to encourage the nation to break the silence around mental health problems and the stigma that is consequently attached to it. It’s easy to think that there is no right place to talk about mental health. But, Read the full article…

Dawn Evans to talk at The National Education Show

Dawn Evans is also set to talk at The National Education Show in November 2018. Dawn established Ajuda 10 years ago after her young daughter choked on a sweet. She realised the huge importance of first aid training; if she did not have essential first aid skills, her daughter could have died. After this incidence, Dawn Read the full article…

Dawn Davies to talk at The National Education Show

One of our fantastic trainers has been selected to speak at the prestigious National Education Show in November. Dawn Davies, a retired qualified nurse, has a wealth of experience in the field and in the classroom. Dawn will be delivering a seminar on identifying, diagnosing and treating ongoing medical conditions affecting children. Dawn regularly delivers Read the full article…

Defibrillator sale: save £550 on life-saving device

Purchase a Cardiac Science Powerheart G5 defibrillator worth £1,500 for just £950 from Ajuda this month.  We will be donating 100% of the profit from defibrillator sales to Cancer Research Wales ahead of our Managing Director Dawn’s trek up Machu Picchu in November. Find more information on that, here.  What is the purpose of a defibrillator? Read the full article…

Facing being made redundant? Training opportunities for you.

With recent news from local companies such as Brains Brewery of jobs under threat and pending redundancies on the horizon, we have written this blog to signpost accessible opportunities that are available to you here in Wales if you are made redundant. Being made redundant can be a time of great stress and unease. On Read the full article…

Make your Christmas memorable for the right reasons

According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), more than 6,000 people will end up in hospital on Christmas Day and over the Christmas period more than 80,000 people visit A&E and these numbers appear to be rising. Not only is there an increase in admissions due to common winter illnesses, hospitals Read the full article…

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

We are closing at 12pm on the 21st December 2017 and re-opening on the 4th January 2018. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your custom over the past year, and wish all of our clients, old and new, a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. 2017 has Read the full article…

Toasty Tips: How to keep warm through Winter

The temperature has really plummeted and we’ve seen snow, ice, wind and rain over the last few weeks. It’s really important to remain fit and healthy at this time of year to help your body fight off the common colds and viruses that are circulating. Eating well, wrapping up warm and carefully planning your journeys Read the full article…

Defibrillator delivered to lucky school by Ajuda

We are thrilled to announce that the winner of our free defibrillator competition that we ran at The National Education Show last month is Blaenavon Heritage VC Primary School. The defibrillator was delivered by our Managing Director, Dawn, on 21st November along with a practical demonstration of how to use it for the staff. On Read the full article…

Bonfire Night First Aid

This weekend Bonfire Night will be celebrated around the UK. According to statistics from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents around 1,000 people visit A&E for treatment of firework related and other bonfire night related injuries in the four weeks around the event. So, although Bonfire Night is certainly a time for fun, Read the full article…

How to stay safe on Halloween

Happy Halloween! We all love Halloween; from trick or treating to ghoulish parties, there is something for everyone. Unfortunately, there are risks that everyone should be aware of around this time of year – particularly if you also have young children to consider. We have written this blog to highlight some of the risks associated Read the full article…

An insight into Education and Training

Last week Ajuda ran a Level 3 award in Education and Training at our training academy in Cardiff Bay. The intensive course ran over 5 days. The course covers the basics of teaching in further education. Topics covered on the course include; roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training, inclusive approaches to teaching and Read the full article…

Win a life-saving defibrillator for your school!

Ajuda are excited to be giving away a FREE defibrillator at The National Education Show in Cardiff City Hall on 13th October. Visit us at stand 120 to enter our prize draw and potentially win a life-saving defibrillator for your school. A defibrillator is an important piece of equipment that can truly help to save Read the full article…

Are you interested in becoming a trainer?

Ajuda will be running a Level 3 award in Education and Training course from 16th October – 20th October. Formerly known as PTLLS, the Award in Education and Training is a short course that is designed to enable a wide range of students to undertake teaching, training or other learning tasks relevant to their own training Read the full article…

Ajuda’s Mike to talk fire safety in schools at The National Education Show

The National Education Show launches in Cardiff on the 13th October at Cardiff City Hall. Ajuda are excited to be exhibiting at the show – you can find us at stand 120. One of our trainiers will also be talking about Fire Safety. Mike Pratt We are pleased to announce that Ajuda trainer, Mike, will Read the full article…

World First Aid Day 2017

On 9th September, it will be World First Aid Day 2017. This campaign was introduced in 2000 by The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.   It is most likely that if you have to perform first aid, it will be on someone that you know. It could be a family member, Read the full article…

Why add first aid training to the National Curriculum?

  Here at Ajuda we think that introducing first aid lessons to the school curriculum is a fantastic idea. Across the UK there are 8.4 million pupils enrolled in schools – this makes up 10% of the population! Currently, there is no obligation to teach students first aid skills within British schools. We believe that Read the full article…

Animal bites and how to treat them

This week in the news there have been 2 recent incidents in the UK involving children being bitten by dogs. It is estimated that over 200, 000 people a year are bitten by dogs and other animals. Animal bites and scratches that break the skin can damage tissues and let germs into the skin, for Read the full article…

Is your child’s school fire safe?

After recent news reported that cladding on two of the schools that have been tested so far following the Grenfell fire has failed combustibility tests, according to the Department for Education.  The department has ordered all schools and colleges in England to carry out fire safety checks*. The same holds true to schools and colleges Read the full article…

Keeping yourself and your family safe over the summer holidays

The summer holidays are here! For some this may mean 6 weeks with the family – for you, we’ve written this blog about how to stay safe at home over the coming weeks whilst still enjoying yourself and relaxing. Sun Cream Firstly, and very importantly, when the sun is out (admittedly this may not seem Read the full article…

How safe is your building?

In light of last weeks tragic event in London, we have decided to focus this week’s blog on how to ensure that your building is as fire safe as it can be. Following on from our last blog regarding the importance of Fire Drills in the workplace, we will be highlighting prevention and protection measures Read the full article…

How to ensure that your workplace fire drills are efficient

  Everyone has experienced a fire drill in their lifetime. We’ve heard plenty of stories about evacuations in the cold rain or during important meetings. Whilst we may moan about the inconvenience, it is important to remember that fire drills are just as essential to fire safety and prevention as fire alarms and fire extinguishers. Read the full article…