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Good Samaritan kids denied life-saving skills by Westminster

Over half of kids (60%) are powerless to help someone who has collapsed in the street despite three quarters (73%) wanting to be able to help, our new survey results reveal. Working with Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK), we're calling on the Government to change the National Curriculum in England to ensure all students are taught Emergency Life Support (ELS) skills which would help save a life. The survey also revealed overwhelming support from both teachers and parents for children learning ELS. More than 4 in 5 teachers (86%) believe it should be taught at school and 70% of parents agree. This is about giving students the skills that make a difference in an emergency

HSE provide new leaflet on First Aid

The HSE have provided a new leaflet regarding Basic advice on First Aid at Work and this leaflet contains basic advice on first aid for use in an emergency.  It is not a substitute for effective training.  However, it is an excellent read and covers all of the relevent areas.  Click on the

Fire safety in the home – a quick guide

Follow these simple, inexpensive tips to prevent fires in your home. You can also get free advice from your local fire and rescue service. This can help you and others to get out quickly and safely if a fire does break out.

Fit a smoke alarm and test it regularly

  • fit smoke alarms on each level of your home – it’s the simplest step you can take to cut the risk of dying as a result of a fire in your home
  • test the batteries in your smoke alarm every week and change them every year - never remove them apart from when replacing them

London Assembly warns of ‘crisis’ over timber flats

A London Assembly report has urged the government to tighten regulations on timber-framed buildings after several major fires in the city.

Blazes in Croydon and Peckham, in 2007 and 2009, caused severe damage to blocks of flats with wooden frames. The report said there was a "crisis of confidence" in the construction method.

Resuscitation Council Introduces 2010 Resus Guidelines

The 2010 Resuscitation Guidelines were announced on the 18 October 2010, with a number of Key Topics addressed by the guidance as follows:

Non-emergency 111 health number to be piloted

Trials of a three-digit telephone number for those needing non-emergency medical care in England have been launched in the North East. NHS County Durham and Darlington Primary Care Trusts are to pilot the free 111 number, to act as an alternative to 999, followed by Nottingham, Lincolnshire and Luton.

Help for Heroes

Advanced Training Solutions are proud to announce that for the second year running they are supporting the Help for Heroes charity by donating a raffle prize to raise funds for this worthy cause.  We hope that the function is well supported and hope to continue to support the charity in

Newhaven FC – First Aid!

We are proud to announce a sponsorship opportunity with a local Football Club.  We have offered Newhaven FC a trainer for the day to teach First Aid!  The idea is that Newhaven FC sell 12 places on an Emergency First Aid at Work course and all proceeds raised will go

Tideway School Students learn about Emergency First Aid

A few months ago we were approached by a local Comprehensive School to help out with some First Aid training for a select number of year 11 students.