Top Festive Emergencies and How to Handle Them

The Christmas period brings the joy of getting together with family and friends at festive parties and gatherings.  Just as the celebrations bring much in the way of fun and excitement, they also lead to an increase in accidents during what is already a busy time of year for the emergency services. Here are the […]

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Basic First Aid skills are so Important, Find out why!

Would you know how to help save someone’s life in an emergency? Give someone CPR? Or even know how to apply a bandage correctly if someone was hurt? There are a number of reasons of as to why people have not taken a basic First Aid course, we cannot stress enough how important it is […]

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Some great news from St Andrew’s First Aid

With the world slowly but surely starting to go back to normal, places starting to open back up and hugs are now allowed again, we decided to reflect on the past year. To kick things off, we wouldn’t have of been able to achieve what we have without our amazing volunteers all over Scotland. Their […]

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A Guide to Defibrillators

  A cardiac arrest can happen anytime, anywhere, and to anyone. A key example of this being the Christian Eriksen incident last month at the Euro 2020 football match, if it wasn’t for the medics acting fast with CPR and the use of the defibrillator he would have lost his life. Early defibrillation and effective […]

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Saving Lives for the Future

SAVING LIVES FOR THE FUTURE St Andrew’s First Aid volunteer fronts campaign and calls on generous Scots to help raise £500,000 Monday 12th October 2020 — Glasgow, UK For the past 140 years, St Andrew’s First Aid, Scotland’s only dedicated first aid charity, has been there when people needed it most. Now, the charity is […]

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First Aid Certifications Receive Further Extension

First Aid Certifications Receive Further Extension THE HEALTH AND Safety executive (HSE) announce new deadline for Requalification The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced a new extension for first aid at work (FAW) and emergency first aid at work (EFAW) certificates across Scotland, England and Wales.  Certificates that expired after 16th March 2020 are […]

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