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Friday January 25 2019

Direct365 expands its training offering service with life-saving courses




Direct365 expands its training offering service with life-saving courses

Skelmersdale-based Direct365, an online provider of workplace products and services, has launched a range of first aid courses to help businesses tackle workplace health and safety.

The company has worked in partnership with the Red Cross to expand its training course offering and all new first aid courses will train participants in the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) as well as everyday first aid training.

 The courses will teach learners how to recognise and respond to accidents and medical conditions which will keep people safe in the workplace as the Health and Safety Executive recently announced that there were over 626,000 fatal and non-fatal injuries last year.

Guidelines recommend that companies with five to 50 employees need at least one person trained in basic first aid. There should be another first aider for every additional 50 workers after that.

With prices starting from £99, Direct365 has four new first aid courses which will provide participants with a qualification valid for three years. 

Kathryn Skinner, Managing Director at Direct365, says: “The importance of safety at work is imperative and we want to ensure that local businesses have a trained first aider. First aid training helps save lives and also prevents minor accidents and illnesses, saving time and money from working days lost.”

First aid courses available at Direct365:

First aid for appointed persons

Ideal for low-risk work environments, this half-day course will teach learners the skills to deal with a range of different emergencies, including having a seizure, accident reporting and how to deal with an emergency. Prices start from £99.

First aid at work

Suitable for those who need to provide immediate first aid, this three-day course covers a wide range of injuries and illnesses that could happen in the workplace. This includes bone, muscle, joint injuries, severe allergic reactions, diabetic emergencies and strokes. Not only will participants receive a certificate, but also a training pack with additional material. Prices start from £229.

First aid at work re-qualification

two-day to course to help refresh previously learned skills. This renews the certificate for another three years. Workplace first-aiders need to requalify every three years. Prices start from £159.

Paediatric first aid

For those who care for babies and children in any professional setting (e.g. nannies, child-minders, nursery workers and au pairs), this two-day course will offer how to respond to a range of illnesses and accidents, including meningitis, fever and febrile seizures and how to use AED on a child.

Courses are delivered in a classroom environment across 170 UK venues and offer up-to-date resources and a practical approach to help deliver first aid with confidence in real life situations.

Other new training courses from Direct365 include Confined Spaces, IPAF and an Abrasive Wheel Course.

To find out more about Direct365’s first aid training courses or make an enquiry about a course, visit its website here.



"First aid training helps save lives and also prevents minor accidents and illnesses, saving time and money from working days lost"
Kathryn Skinner, Managing Director at Direct








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