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September 27, 2019

Last Registration and Certification Dates

FAO: Centres/Training Providers offering Security Licence-Linked Qualifications   RE: Last Registration and Certification Dates   The four SIA license – linked qualifications listed below are being […]
September 25, 2019

5 most common serious injuries for children

You can’t wrap children in cotton wool.  A natural curiosity or sense of juvenile adventure leads to accidents.  It’s one of the ways children learn about […]
September 23, 2019

Reminder: One Month Until Operational End Date

(AOFAQ Portfolio Review and Withdrawal of Qualifications) We notified centres in July that we will be withdrawing 36 AoFAQ qualifications on 21 October 2019. Please refer […]
September 11, 2019
Food safety at the outdoor event

5 Food Safety Tips for an Outdoor Event

If there is one thing to be said about British people, it is this: they love their food.  Where there is an outdoor event, there is […]
August 23, 2019

How to choose the best first aid training provider

Some things go without saying.  Like pineapple doesn’t (ever) go on a pizza.  Or, every company should invest in the health and well-being of their staff.  […]
July 22, 2019

AOFAQ Portfolio Review and Withdrawal of Qualifications

Having undertaken a thorough review of the performance of all the qualifications in the AOFAQ portfolio, we have decided to focus our efforts on ensuring that […]
June 7, 2018

What’s in a forged signature?

“My word is my bond” the motto of the London Stock Exchange. But what about your signature. I’m sure you would...
June 7, 2018

New AoFAQ Emergency First Aid at Work qualification changes from a Level 2 to a Level 3

Form the 1st October the Emergency First Aid at Work qualification changes from a Level 2 to a Level 3.
June 7, 2018

New AED Location sign

NEW improved AED signage might encourage more people to use the AED
June 7, 2018

Confusion in First Aid at Work Re-qualification – A frequently posed question.

Who can attend an FAW requalification course is a question that often comes up on our helpdesk. Firstly and most importantly, when a First Aid at Work certificate expires they are no longer a first aider. So form the employers’ point of view they may not be meeting their statutory duties under the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.
June 7, 2018

That was(n’t) funny!

All trainers must be excellent communicators and be able to generate an affinity with the Learners that is conducive to training. Generating an informal atmosphere encourages discussions which is often initiated with humour and anecdotal stories.
June 7, 2018

Trauma Care Conference – 18th March 2017

Professor Sir Keith Porter, a leading expert of Clinical Traumatology in the UK, has over the years been at the forefront of developing world-class treatment for injured military servicemen and women. His work included major tears, bone fractures, tendons, muscle and bone connections to trauma reconstruction. He is also the chair of the Annual International Trauma Conference.