Latest First Aid and H&S related News

Nuco are pleased to announce the introduction of distance learning for First Aid for Mental Health

Distance learning will allow Trainers to continue to operate during the current Coronavirus situation with travel and movement being restricted.

A brand new regulated first aid qualification for students aged 11+

The Government has announced that health education will become compulsory in all state-funded schools in England from September 2020 and this includes basic first aid training.

On 18th December 1998 B*witched was at number one in the charts, having just knocked Cher’s ‘Believe’ from the top-spot ...

Also, on 18th December 1998, 20 years ago, Nuco Training was created. We have seen our own fair share of history over the past 20 years.

HSE Statistics for 2018 make an interesting read

The HSE published online today (31st October 2018) the latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain, including the following key annual figures (2017/18)

This 3-day course will enable you to teach the new Ofqual regulated awards in First Aid for Mental Health

The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in delivering the new half-day level 1, 1-day level 2 and 2-day level 3 qualifications in First Aid for Mental Health and who has an existing recognised teaching qualification.

Forestry First Aid (+F) instructor course now live

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new regulated qualification – FAA Level 3 Award in Forestry First Aid for instructors. This is a 2-hour bolt-on course, which can be run in conjunction with either an EFAW course or an FAW course.

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We have great news in respect of the Activity First Aid course

We are please to announce the launch of the new Level 3 Award in Activity First Aid qualification offering more potential to your Learners …

Slips, trips and falls from ladders : Safe use of ladders

Combination ladders

Following a recent fatal accident investigation, HSE is strongly advising all duty holders and users of combination ladders to ensure that they …


Congratulations to the group of Firefighters in Afghanistan for achieving their FAA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work.

The courses were delivered to upskill the local firefighters as part of a rehabilitation programme.

Since 1 October 2013 HSE no longer approves first aid training and qualifications – and no longer approves first aid training organisations.

Nuco Training are working on updating all of the resources to meet these protocol changes. As soon as they are available, we will be notifying instructors with a link to download the latest updates to your teaching resources.

Nuco Training is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new initiative …

This is a very basic introduction to First Aid and Defibrillation aimed at children between the ages of 8 and 11, but it can suit children of any age.


Important Resuscitation Council guidelines bulletin …

The 15th October 2015 was a date of great significance for our industry, as it saw the latest protocol changes from The Resuscitation Council (UK).


Resuscitation Council (UK) statement …

Airlines are required to train cabin crew in first aid and to carry first-aid kits. Since 2004, the Federal Aviation Authority has required all US commercial airlines to carry AEDs on passenger flights that are large enough to have at least one flight attendant and to train cabin crew in their use.


New 32 page publication for oxygen therapy administration …

This new 32 page publication is the ideal resource for employers who have access to oxygen therapy equipment and who require their staff to be trained in administering oxygen safely and effectively.

Health & Safety news from the HSE …

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force in Great Britain on 6 April 2015. They set out what people involved in construction work need to do to protect themselves from harm and anyone the work affects.

instructor monitoring

You should be aware that the Regulatory Bodies require that every Instructor is monitored annually to comply with their regulations

Monitoring should be done on an annual basis so it is important to ensure that, by the end of the year, all your Instructors will have been monitored during 2015.


A trio of workers from a train maintenance firm have been praised for saving the life of a colleague.

Andy Wall, Barry Parkes and Russell Rowley, who all work at Alston, off Jones Road in Wolverhampton, came to to the rescue of an unnamed contractor who suffered a cardiac arrest.

paediatric first aid for nursery recruits

UK Government announce compulsory First Aid for new nursery recruits

New nursery and pre-school staff will be required to undertake paediatric first aid for the first time, thanks to new government proposals.

Health and safety spray shop

Confined Spaces Regulations 1997

Approved Code of Practice, Regulations and guidance. This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance is for those involved in work within confined spaces, those who employ or train such people and those that represent them.

Prepared Food

New Allergen rules for the food industry

New Allergen rules have come out this month regarding Food Allergen Labelling for the Food Industry which may be of interest to trainers delivering Food Safety and/or Good Nutrition.

assessor course

You may be aware, there are changes in regulations coming into force on 1st October 2015

To clarify the situation, in order to continue teaching ofqual and SQA regulated First Aid qualifications, an Instructor must have: • A teaching qualification at Level 3 or above and • An Assessing qualification or have attended First Aid Assessor/IQA CPD Training with an Awarding Organisation …

aed training unit

CPR and Training courses

Nuco Training not only offer dedicated CPR and AED training courses but also the new 4 hour Basic Life Support and Safe use of an AED course. Read the report from uk Government …

Darren Coombs in Saudi Arabia

12 new Nuco First Aid Instructors for BAE Systems in Saudi Arabia

When Nuco Training was offered the chance to travel to Saudi Arabia to train 12 new Nuco First Aid Instructors for BAE Systems we jumped at the chance. Our Training Manager, Darren Coombs, packed his suitcase and set off on a 19 hour journey.

inhaler used on child

From the 1st October 2014 schools are now able to hold Salbutamol Inhalers for emergencies

Approximately 20 children of school age in England and Wales die every year from asthma and most deaths occur before the child reaches hospital. A survey from Asthma UK found that …

Paediatric treatment

The existing 2-day Level 2 Paediatric qualification is to become a Level 3 qualification (Level 6 in Scotland)

In addition, we have just received confirmation that Ofqual have accepted our request for a new Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF) which will be a new regulated qualification on 1st September.