First aid training is an essential for any first aid responder or first aider who will be responsible for keeping employees safe in the workplace. It can be tricky to choose the ideal first aid course with the right training provider, so it’s important to think about what you need from your training.

5 Tips for choosing first aid training courses

Finding the right first aid training means asking some questions to find out more about first aid courses and training providers.

  1. What sort of first aid training course do I need? The answer to this question will determine what sort of first aid courses you look for. A 3 day First Aid Responder training course will be the usual requirement for businesses, so you won’t want to waste time looking at a one day course that will not provide participants with enough knowledge or practical skills to manage first aid in the workplace. You should make sure your chosen course is correctly certified and that the qualification it leads to is sufficient for your first aiders.
  2. What is the course content? Check our first aid courses thoroughly to ensure that you are booking a place on an appropriate course. If you run a nursery, for instance, for employees working with children, you may want to consider taking a paediatric first aid course. However, for any other type of business, your first aid training will likely be focused on basic first aid for adults and the sort of emergency situation this can involve.
  3. Who is the training provider? It’s a good idea to look for evidence that the organisations you are looking to book first aid courses with are first aid experts, who can be relied upon to deliver essential life saving skills through an engaging first aid course. Check the qualifications of your chosen provider to ensure that you are making the best decision for your business.
  4. What will the course cover? It’s important to know that the course you are booking and paying for is the right one, so it’s worth checking that it will cover specific essential skills required for your workplace. Your company will benefit from first aiders who are confident and well instructed, so it is worth investing in the best first aid course you can find.
  5. Where is the course taking place? You want to find the best first aid course but you’ll also need to consider the practicalities of travel and expenses for participants to attend the course. A local course that does not incur a lot of travel or an overnight stay could be a big saving for your company. ASM Group courses are held in Cork, but we can organise training throughout Ireland on request.

Choose the best first aid training course in Ireland

Finding a first aid provider you can rely on will give you the confidence that you have engaged the best first aid training for your employees. A first aid course should be designed to prepare a first aid responder to deliver basic first aid, give emergency care until medical support arrives and assess the severity of ailments and injuries. Participants should have ample opportunities to practice their skills and develop their understanding of the knowledge they will need in the workplace.

First aid courses with ASM Group are comprehensive and suitable for all, and you can rely on our organisation to deliver top quality training as standard. We offer a 3 day First Aid Responder course, to fully prepare your workplace first aiders to deal with emergency situations, take action to preserve life and deal with specific situations such as cardiac arrest and using automated external defibrillators. First aid certification is via PHECC and this can be updated with the First Aid Responder Refresher Training every two years. Simply contact ASM to book your places and ensure that your employees have access to the best first aid training courses available in the area.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is crucial to seek proper training from a certified first aid professional before attempting any first aid techniques or procedures. Always consult with a qualified healthcare provider for personalized guidance and to ensure your actions align with your specific circumstances.