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Blog posts from Centaur Training Services (North West) Ltd, a leading provider of training courses in the UK. based in Leyland, Lancashire

At Centaur, we have a wide range of training courses available to suit both businesses and individuals . Our courses include First Aid, Food Safety, Manual Handling, Fire Safety, Health and Social Care and Health and Safety training courses as well as many more.

Visit the our blog for some useful information about who we are and what we do.

Please contact us if you would like any information or you would like to discuss your exact training requirements. Our dedicated team will be happy to answer any questions you may have and can tailor a training package to suit you.

Centaur Training Services (North West) Ltd
1st Floor Farington Mill
Centurion Industrial Estate
Leyland
Lancashire
PR25 4GU

Phone: 01772 433080

Email: info@centaurtraining.co.uk

Why is AED Training Important?

Why is AED training important?

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). A sudden cardiac arrest is when the victim’s heart stops beating, they will collapse, lose consciousness and will stop breathing.

SCAs strike without warning and leave the victim in need of urgent medical intervention. The use of an AED can improve survival rates by 50 to 75%, combined with cardiopulmonary resuscitation and using an AED gives an unresponsive person, who is not breathing, the best possible chance of survival.

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Is a primary school child too young to learn first aid?

The quick answer is absolutely not!  Learning first aid is an invaluable life-skill and children become more aware of potential hazards and gain skills that can keep them safe and enable them to help others if there is a medical emergency.

According to St John Ambulance, seven out of 10 children say they wouldn’t know how to help if someone was hurt and would like to learn first aid. Primary school children are more than capable of learning first aid skills, and by learning what to do in common emergency situations either by administering first aid themselves, giving others direction or/and calling the emergency services, a child can acquire the potential to save their own or another’s life.

 

It’s always a good time to learn online: why e-learning offers something for everyone.

When looking for training courses, there are many reasons why people can’t sign up for face-to-face learning.

Sometimes it’s work patterns or shifts, sometimes it’s family commitments. Or maybe there’s nothing available in your area.

So it’s easy to see why so many people are taking up online courses. You can learn at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home (or wherever else you choose!) and at any time of day or night. So it’s an attractive and accessible alternative to the classroom.

Parents First Aid Training

First Aid for Parents

One of the biggest fears for many parents (and grandparents) is finding themselves having to deal with an accident or medical emergency involving their child.

It’s awful to think about being in a situation like this and not knowing what to do.

Obviously there are precautions you can take to keep your children safe at home and when you’re out and about. But if the worst happens, would you know what to do? Our First Aid for Parents training can help you.

Health and Safety at Christmas

Stay Safe This Christmas

Be sure to stay safe this Christmas by applying your health and safety knowledge around the home. Most health and safety is just common sense but sometimes accidents happen where you least expect them to. Follow our tips and tricks below to have a happy and healthy Christmas holiday!