Author Archives: Rachel Hopper

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 […]

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 […]

09/03/20 – Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Important information and reassurance for learners

9th March 2020 It is SAFE to attend first aid training: Due to media coverage of the COVID-19 virus we note that some clients are concerned about the safety of attending first aid training. The Health and Safety Executive and Consultant Microbiologists from NHS England have now provided advice specifically for first aid training. Potential […]

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 […]

Appeal on behalf of First on Scene learner who saved her own life using a tourniquet during Manchester Bombing

We would like to make an appeal to you on behalf of one of our recently trained first aiders, Josie Howarth.Josie was waiting in the foyer of the Manchester Arena on Monday 22nd May 2017 when the horrific Manchester bombing occurred.  She suffered massive injuries to her legs in the blast but managed to use […]

First on Scene Learner called upon in Seizure Emergency just days after course

When Tracey Hillam signed up for an Emergency First Aid at Work course, she thought the most she would ever have to deal with is the cuts and broken bones that come with being a parent. She certainly didn’t expect to be using her skills for something more serious only a few days later…Tracey was […]

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 […]