Frequently Asked Questions?
Why should I choose onsite training?
We offer onsite training or training at a venue convenient to you, which means we can deliver training at a time convenient to you, including, evenings, night shifts and weekends. This saves costs on staffing, travel and overtime, and puts you fully in control. This takes away the logistical nightmares of planning time away from what you normally do, travel arrangements and cover. We will do an onsite assessment of the premises you want the training to take place to make sure it's suitable. By doing this we can offer you a more competitive rate for all of our training.
An added bonus is knowing your that all those who take part in the training will be due for refresher or renewal training at the same time so you only have to save 1 date, not lots of different ones!
For clubs, organisations, schools, teams or any other groups, we can come to where you meet or train, saving disruption for all involved.
How many people can attend each training course offered?
That depends on what course you are looking for.
Most First Aid courses are for a maximum of 12 people, ensuring we meet the standards set by the HSE. This also means every participant gets the instruction, support and attention that you are paying for. If you have more people you need to train, we can organise additional instructors to attend, or can arrange multiple dates with a generous discount offered.
Mini-Medics courses are for a maximum of 16 children for the same reasons. We want to make sure our Mini-Medics get the support and attention they deserve during each session to make sure they have the best experience they can. If you have a larger group you want to take part, again we can organise additional instructors to attend, or can arrange multiple dates with a generous discount offered.
If you need any more information regarding maximum numbers for different courses, please get in touch.
What age do I have to be to attend?
For First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid Courses you have to be at least 14 years old to take part. Please note, you cannot take responsibility in the work place as a designated First Aid provider until you are at least 16 years old.
For Safeguarding Training you need to be at least 18 years old for certification. We are very happy to offer bespoke training to those under the age of 18, but we cannot provide accredited certification for this training.
There is no upper age limit for any of our training, you just need to be able to demonstrate the ability to complete practical elements of the training. All our training can be adapted to suit anyone, no matter what their physical ability. We are a big believer in focusing on what we can achieve, not what we cant!
Mini-Medics training is designed for children age 8 to 12 years old, but again we can adapt the training for other ages if required.
How much does it cost?
Prices are based on the maximum number of participants being trained on-site. We also offer discounts for multiple bookings, voluntary organisations and registered charities and our prices vary depending on your training needs.
If you do not want on-site training, you can either book an alternative suitable venue or we can do this for you and include this in the price. Travel expenses may also be charged if your venue is a considerable distance from our base.
Mini-Medics training is also based on the maximum number of participants being trained on-site. For open booking courses at weekends and during holidays, please contact us to reserve a place. Places are subject to availability and a minimum number of participants is required for the course to run. Courses may be cancelled at short notice and bookings transferred to a suitable alternative date.
Please contact us to discuss your training needs and we will provide you with an agreed quote valid for 3 months.
Why would my organisation need safeguarding training?
At First and Safe we are a big believer in looking out for each other and generally being nice. In all walks of life we may come across children or adults who are vulnerable or at risk. Hopefully this never happens, but it's good to know what to do just in case.
If you are a business, voluntary organisation, charity, club, school, training provider, or indeed have any contact with the general public, be it children or adults, you might come across somebody who is vulnerable and in need of help. We can provide you with training to help recognise this and how to report it to those who might be able to help. We can also help your organisation develop and implement policies and procedures to protect you, your staff, your team and your organisation when dealing with these issues.
We like to think that if we needed help, someone would be there to look out for us. With increased awareness we can all make a difference!