Thornhill Community Academy would like to promote and teach first aid to the local community as we believe that everyone should have the chance to learn how to protect themselves. Whether you're a teenager, a parent or a schoolchild, you can get involved.
Reports highlight that 140,000 lives are lost each year in situations where first aid could have saved them. That's why it's so concerning that less than 1 in 5 of us knows even basic first aid. Learning life saving skills is so simple and many lives could be saved if more people knew what to do in life and death situations
First Aid is so important and this has been highlighted through hard hitting nationwide drives from the British Red Cross such as Life. Live it and St Johns Ambulance, including their Helpless campaign and Save a life September. Most recently, St Johns Ambulance have teamed up with the Yorkshire Evening Post to promote the First Aid for All a campaign to teach basic first aid to 500 people in Leeds.
We want to extend this campaign further giving our local community the chance to learn lifesaving skills so they're better able to cope in an emergency. Almost all parents agree they should know basic first aid, but two thirds just don't feel confident. We think every person should know basic first aid.
The informal course will cost £10 and will be run over 2 hours. The first aid skills are simple to learn and easy to remember and all participants will leave with an accredited certificate.
Courses will cover vital lifesaving skills including; An introduction to First Aid, CPR – Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, Unconscious casualty, Bleeding, Choking, Angina and Heart Attacks, Burns and Scalds, Sprains/ Strains and Fractures.
Please contact the Academy on 01924 324 890 for details of upcoming course dates.
Thornhill Community Academy is a Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) approved training centre, and can now offer HABC Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work training.
For regulatory purposes, successfully completing the HABC Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work will enable the candidate to act as a first aider in the workplace. The course is aimed at all employers, managers, appointed persons, first aiders and others involved in, first aid at work.
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations, 1981, require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first aid to be given to employees if they are injured or become ill at work. These regulations apply to all workplaces including those with five or fewer employees and to the self-employed.
The content of this course provides basic lifesaving first aid and workplace health and safety regulations. Subjects covered include:
Dealing with Shock
Dealing with an Unconscious Casualty
This qualification is a one-day (6 hour) training course, assessed via practical demonstration, assignment and oral questioning. The course will be administered by accredited First Aid Trainer and Academy Welfare Officer, Amanda Griffiths. Each first aid class will have a maximum of 10 candidates to ensure courses can be specially tailored to meet individual needs.
The training course will cost only £35. On completion of the course candidates will be awarded with an Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificate, a Level 2 qualification which is valid for three years and a First Aid Handbook.