A Big Thank You to the FAIB Registered Training Providers & Trainer/Assessors who attended the Life Connections First Aid Conference at Harrogate yesterday !

Thank you to everyone who attended the Life Connections First Aid Conference at Harrogate yesterday – we appreciate the high turnout of FAIB/FOFATO Registered Training Providers and Trainer/Assessors. It was great to see you all and catch up with FAIB Members old and new!

Also thank you to Terry Gardner and his team for all their hard work.

**LIMITED PLACES REMAINING** Conference reminder (Harrogate, Thursday 28th March 2019)

**LIMITED PLACES REMAINING** Conference reminder for all FOFATO & FAIB Training Providers & Trainer/Assessors (Harrogate, Thursday 28th March 2019)

book your place today here http://www.lifeconnections.uk.com and we look forward to seeing you there!


First Aid Conferences in 2019 – further details and dates.

As I have mentioned in previous messages about Conferences, the organisation of these will be different in 2019.

FAIB/FOFATO are working with Terry Gardner of Life Connections (the Conference Organiser) and Rob Shaloe from Qualifications Network.

As you are all aware I am more than happy to work with most Regulators in the First Aid Industry hence one of the reasons for working with Rob.

I have listened to your feedback about Conferences, particularly regarding travel time and have now arranged through Terry Gardner, to hold 5 Regional Conferences across England and Scotland and one of those is very close to Wales. In the future we also hope to hold a Conference in Northern Ireland.

Those arranged for next year are:-   Edinburgh (16th  May 2019),  Bristol (20th June 2019), Kettering (17th October 2019), and Stoke on Trent  (28th November 2019). 

Each of these events will include some topics requested by our Registered Training Providers including Managing Mental Health, Managing Head Injuries, Epilepsy Awareness, Haemorrhage Control and Burns Management (the content is subject to some change).

The Delegate rate is of £80 + VAT including lunch, tea/coffee for all the above mentioned venues.

We would like to see more FAIB/FOFATO Training Providers/Trainers/Assessors at these Conferences in 2019.

Only 50 delegate places are available at each conference therefore early registration is recommended, to secure your place visit www.lifeconnections.uk.com or call 01322 660434 or if you wish contact Jacqui at FAIB/FOFATO on 0161 494 9045 or email:  info@faib.co.uk

If you register directly with Life Connections you must mention you are registered with FAIB/FOFATO so that we can issue you with your additional FAIB/FOFATO delegate pack at the Conference.



Paul Mulvey from WELMedical demonstrated the award winning ILLUMINATING CPR MANIKIN by BraydenManikin.

This is the first manikin that helps you visualise the effects of CPR. Three interrelated sets of LED lights give real time feedback of CPR performance and function: Chest compression indicating lights, blood circulation indicating lights, and a CPR quality indicating light.

Brayden uses advanced built-in sensors to detect and analyse the effectiveness of CPR. These sensors are set to a default value to detect compression’s in line with current (2010) CPR guidelines.

For more information email: info@faib.co.uk



Around 100 Training Providers & Trainers attended our Conference in Stockport last week.

The amount of positive feedback we have received from the delegates has been amazing and thank you all for attending.

We had an excellent presentation from Jan Bagshaw Managing Director of National Epilepsy Training @NtnlEpilepsy which was very well received by the delegates.
Pictured is Jan and Ian Kershaw MBE Managing Director of the First Aid Industry Body.




The First Aid Industry Body Fully Supports the Government In Its plans to Introduce First Aid in Schools

The First Aid Industry Body Fully Supports the Government In Its plans to Introduce First Aid in Schools.

On the 19th July 2018 the Education Secretary Damian Hinds announced that all schools will teach children about good physical and mental health, under the proposals, all pupils will study compulsory health education.

The guidance which was last updated in 2000, will become compulsory in all schools across the country from September 2020.

The (draft) Guidance Paper (Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education) includes aspects of Basic First Aid.

By the end of Primary School, Pupils should know:

  • how to make a clear and efficient call to Emergency Services
  • the concepts of basic First Aid, for example dealing with common injuries including head injuries.

For Secondary School, Pupils should know:

  • basic treatment for common injuries
  • life saving skills, including how to administer CPR
  • the purpose of defibrillators and when one might be used

The First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) particularly welcome this announcement because Ian Kershaw MBE (ex-Head of First Aid with the Health & Safety Executive for 12 years) has been active in speaking to the Department for Education and Lobbying Members of Parliament for First Aid to be included in Schools for a number of years.

We have also been actively supporting other Groups and Organisations across the United Kingdom who teach and promote the basics of First Aid from the Early Years stage.

The consultation (in the form of an on-line survey) takes place from 19th July 2018-7 November 2018.

FAIB will provide our Registered Training Providers and Trainers/Assessors with further advice and guidance as and when we receive it as well as information about the on-line survey if required.    

**REMINDER** FAIB/FOFATO STOCKPORT Conference/Annual General Meeting Thursday 18th October 2018 & Life Connections Conferences

The FAIB/FOFATO STOCKPORT Conference/Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 18th October 2018 (starting at 9.00 for 9.30 am) at the Regis Suite Alma Lodge Hotel, Stockport, SK2 6EL

Please click the link HERE to download a registration form for the Cheshire Conference.

We have decided NOT to run the Conference in Stevenage this year however Life Connections are holding a First Aid Conference in Aylesbury on Thursday 6th September 2018 (which is not that far from Stevenage) where there will be a presence from FAIB/FOFATO. (See below information)

Following our previous message in March 2018 and following our attendance at the Life Connections (Harrogate, North Yorkshire) Conference in March 2018, the First Aid Industry Body are pleased to announce that we have made an agreement to work with Terry Gardner of Life Connections in order to offer a number of Regional Conferences across the United Kingdom starting in 2019.

Life Connections have been involved in many successful Conferences across the United Kingdom for a number of years.

The Life Connections concept is to run a number of Conferences and workshops (First Aid, First Responder, Resuscitation and Paramedic) in the same venue and on the same day.

This concept allows greater numbers to attend and to spend time looking around the Exhibitors (as well as Networking) who are situated in the main hall of the venue.

FAIB/FOFATO Conferences have usually only included a small number of Exhibitors however using the Life Connections concept we will be able to include many more.

We have always received very good feedback from the FAIB/FOFATO Conferences and are therefore not going to change the way they are run. However working with Life Connections it will give us the opportunity to include workshops and practical sessions.

FAIB have agreed to promote the Life Connections First Aid Conferences in 2018 in Aylesbury on Thursday 6th September 2018 and in Stoke-on-Trent on Thursday 25th October 2018. FAIB/FOFATO will also be attending the Aylesbury and Stoke-on-Trent Conferences in 2018.

If you wish to book a place at any of the Life Connections Conferences then please contact Terry Gardner on 01322 660434 or visit www.lifeconnections.uk.com for further information.
We will let you know as soon as we have the dates and venues for the 2019 Conferences and as always would like you to let us have your thoughts and ideas about the topics or guest speakers that you would like us to include.