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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Training to Resume From Monday 3rd August

Training to resume from Monday 3rd August We will be strictly adhering to the advice of Health Protection Scotland, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the First Aid Quality Partnership 8th July 2020 In light of the latest Scottish Government and industry advice on COVID-19,  from Monday, 3rd August, 2020, we are planning to […]

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Online First Aid Talks – hosted by Volunteers

Online First Aid Talks Keeping our community awareness sessions active during these unprecedented times Register for an upcoming session Click Here St Andrew’s First Aid is Scotland’s dedicated first aid charity, and has been saving lives and supporting communities since 1882. During these unprecedented times, we are trialling live online versions of our community first […]

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We need your help

May 2020 During these unprecedented times, almost all of St Andrew’s First Aid’s services have been temporarily suspended or postponed. St Andrew’s First Aid was established in 1882 and has been saving lives and helping Scottish communities ever since. We are appealing for support to keep going through these tough times. Simple ways you can support […]

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Eight Childhood First Aid Emergencies

St Andrew’s First Aid is Scotland’s dedicated first aid charity, and has been saving lives and supporting communities since 1882. Learn more about our 140 years of history here. Click to download Poster – Eight common child first aid emergencies 1. Choking 2. Broken bones 3. Respiratory distress 4. Fits or convulsions 5. Falls 6. […]

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Trainer Tips: Asthma

In an asthma attack, the muscles of the air passages in the lungs go into spasm. As a result, the airways become narrowed, which makes breathing difficult.   Asthma triggers An asthma trigger is anything that irritates the casualty’s airway and starts off an asthma attack symptoms. Triggers can include: food, exercise, animals, cold & […]

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