News Updates

Keep up-to-date with news and industry updates, and hear success stories from First on Scene first aiders who have used their training in real life incidents.


23/03/20 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Training Suspended

23rd March 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Training SuspendedIn light of the current circumstances surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), the time is now right for us to suspend all classroom based First on Scene training courses effective from Tuesday 24th March 2020. If you are currently attending a course it will not be completed this week. We are working to […]

21/03/20 - Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Open course update

21st March 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Important information for first aid training Scheduled courses starting on Monday 23rd March at the following venues will be running as planned: Leeds (Dewsbury Road),  Manchester (Central),Thornbury (Bradford / Leeds) Following the closure of our usual Harrogate training venue, with immediate effect, courses due to run in Harrogate will now take […]

18/03/20 - Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Important information for first aid training

18th March 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Important information for first aid training It is safe and essential to attend first aid training:The Health and Safety Executive and Consultant Microbiologists from NHS England have provided advice specifically for first aid training. UK ambulance response times are currently extremely extended as a result of the unprecedented COVID-19 healthcare emergency. At […]

Restart a Heart Day: First on Scene provides free CPR training to schoolchildren

On Monday 16th October 2017, up to 200,000 young people across the UK learnt CPR as part of European Restart a Heart Day.First on Scene provided the free CPR training to pupils at three West Yorkshire schools; Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School, Tong Leadership Academy and Allerton Grange High School.Every year, around 30,000 people in […]

First on Scene Learner Saves the Life of Driver Suffering Cardiac Arrest

Back in November 2016 Sayama Hanif was selected by her school, Lilycroft Primary, to attend a first aid course with First on Scene.  Little did Sayama know that just 6 weeks later she would be using the skills she had learned to save a life.Sayama was driving home through Bradford when she came across a […]

Ambulances Struggle under Pressure of 8 Minute Deadline

A BBC investigation has found that 12 out of the UK’s 13 ambulance services are currently missing the target of reaching seriously ill and injured patients in 8 minutes.Unfortunately, Ambulance bosses state that ever-increasing demand on the system means they often fall short of this target. Time spent queuing outside A&E waiting to transfer patients and having […]

7 of First on Scene’s First Aiders Save Teenager's Life!

When a pupil at Leeds West Academy collapsed on the football pitch last month, staff members were quick to respond following their first aid training with First on Scene.The first aiders used the skills they had learned from their course to confidently and calmly administer CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and use an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) […]

"I have been using First on Scene for all our First Aid training for the past 4 years. I find them efficient, reliable and professional. First on Scene are able to make the training ‘come alive’ as their trainers have years of real life experience." Hazel Archer RGN, DIP HE (OH), Occupational Health Manager at Greggs
"The feedback I get from my team is always extremely positive and the trainers manage to inject some humour into what can be a very dull subject as I always hear laughing coming from the training room! I would definitely recommend First on Scene Training as your first aid training provider!" Emma Vithlani, Mind
"First on Scene are excellent trainers of First Aid needs. The team regularly trains the First Aiders in the RSPB Northern Region and the service that they provide is second to none." Craig Hartley, Visitor Operations Manager at RSPB
"First on Scene’s training was excellent and the feedback from the clinical and admin staff was extremely positive." Maria Lawton, Practice Manager at Hall Green Surgery
"First on Scene are always very polite on the phone and extremely helpful when we have queries. I find their services very efficient with joining instructions coming minutes after putting the phone down. I would definitely recommend First on Scene and will continue to use their service for any first aid training in the future." Danielle Hunt, Learning & Development Coordinator at Leeds Building Society