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Outdoor First Aid Course at Redpoint Climbing Centre

 Our next Outdoor First Aid Course will take place at Redpoint Climbing Centre, Birmingham on the 13 &14 March 2010. This course meets all the requirements of the outdoor bodies such as the BMC/MLTB. You can find more course details on the relevant course page.

Places are filling fast - don't miss out!

You can download a brochure specific to this course, with prices, etc here. 

Emergency First Aid at Work

 From October 1st 2009 the HSE are introducing a new first aid course Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) and changing the requirements for first aiders in companies quite significantly.

The key facts are:

  • First Aid at Work (FAW) decreases from 4 to 3 days
  • New EFAW Course 1 day long.

In the past Appointed Persons was considered a lower qualification to FAW. Now both are effectively FAW - it is just that the EFAW course is for lower hazard industries.

Companies with more than 5 employees will now need staff  trained with EFAW or FAW. This will vastly increase the number of companies needing trained staff.

Marlin is approved by the Association of First Aiders (AoFA), the UK's largest first aid body, to run both EFAW courses and FAW courses. However be assured that Marlin's courses will continue to have their unique style. Our partnership with the AoFA ensures national recognition, but also allows our unique teaching style to continue.

The AoFA have produced a comprehensive leaflet on the HSE first aid changes which can be downloaded here.

Appointed Persons Training is changing

From October 2009 a new first aid course will replace the old 'Appointed Persons' course.

This new course will be called Emergency First Aid at Work and will be a minimum of 6 hours long. It will be recommended that this training is updated every year.

For more information see the HSE FAW website.

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