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.


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) […]

Recovery Position a Must for Unconscious Children and Babies

The BBC has released an article about the Recovery Position being a must for unconscious children and babies.According to a European study, dangerous manoeuvres such as slapping or flicking water in the childs face are being used instead, appearing to double the risk of children being admitted to hospital.Knowing what to do in an emergency […]

New Level 3 Paediatric First Aid Qualifications

Following a national review, the Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid & the Level 2 Award in Paediatric Emergency First Aid have now been replaced with Level 3 qualifications. This change has been made to reflect the complexity of the skills learned and the high level of responsibility required for the paediatric first aider […]

Introducing our New First Aid Requirements Calculator

First on Scene is proud to announce the launch of our fantastic new First Aid Requirements Calculator.Designed to make determining your first aid needs as simple and accurate as possible, our calculator is the perfect way to make sure you are fulfilling your legal requirements.Once you have completed your online assessment, you will then be […]

Changes to First Aid Training Regulations

Did you know that the regulations that govern first aid training have changed?On 1st October 2013 the HSE approval of first aid training providers ended and the responsibility for ensuring the standards of workplace first aid training moved from the HSE to employers. The regulations now require employers to carry out lengthy due diligence (investigations) […]

"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