What is Basic Life Support Training?
The basic life support course is the most basic, First Aid course we offer at Siren Training. This first aid training helps you meet the requirements set out in the Health and Safety regulations of 1981.
Who is it for
The HSE recommend that all First Aiders attend a yearly basic life support course and even though this is not mandatory, when the HSE recommends something it can only be ignored at your peril.
The majority of our clients work in the following industries:
- Low risk sports environment
Please do not get this refresher course confused with the 2 day re-qualification First Aid at Work course which is for those individuals with a 3 day First Aid at Work certificate which is about to expire or has recently expired.
How long is this First Aid refresher training
Our basic life support course is an annual First Aid refresher course in London that runs for approximately 3 hours. We start sharply at 10 am. Please try your best not to be late. Please arrive 15 min early to grab a cup of tea and a biscuit before we get started.
What will I be learning on this basic life support first aid refresher course
The basic life support course covers the following subjects:
- Priority of Treatment
- Unconscious Casualty
In line with the HSE’s strong recommendations, Siren Training offer a half day First Aid refresher for anyone who has completed a 3 day First Aid at Work, 1-day Emergency First Aid at Work or Paediatric First Aid course. We are quite happy for you to sit on the course even of you don’t hold a current certificate. We encourage people to learn these vital skills and wouldn’t exclude anyone.
Our main focus is ensuring that you are confident enough in your First Aid ability to tackle any life-saving incident with confidence to make a difference. After 1 year it is difficult to remember the key life-saving techniques and processes that give you that confidence. Our emergency services trainers will guide you every step of the way.
Assessment & Certification
The trainers employed by Siren are presently working firefighters and paramedics. Each trainer has many years life saving experiences and techniques to share with you.
Under current guidelines it is strongly recommended that you renew your Emergency First Aid certificate once every 12 months through a half day refresher.
You will be issued with a basic life support certificate.