Renfrewshire Health Education and First Aid Training (RHEFAT)

High Quality, Hands On First Aid Training and Health Education for Real World Situations. 

NEXT TRAINING COURSE:  See Course Schedule and Booking Page for more information.

NEWS: Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) training programme is being rolled out across Scotland by NHS Health Scotland. It is a 12 hour training course based on the well-known concept of first aid training. It teaches the general public, frontline service workers and employees to recognise the signs and symptoms of someone with mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety and psychosis, and to help deal with a crisis situation by guiding someone towards professional and other help.
Upcoming courses in Renfrewshire are:

20th and 21st August 2015, The Wynd Centre, Paisley. £80 per person
14th and 15th September 2015, Engage Renfrewshire, Paisley. £80 per person.

Please email rhefat@gmail.com for further information. SMHFA website is http://www.smhfa.com for further information on the course.

NEWS: RHEFAT can run AllergyWise anaphylaxis training for school and nursery staff. Email rhefat@gmail.com

NEWS: Emergency First Aid at Work course Thursday 18th June 2015 in Houston, Renfrewshire. £60 per person. Email rhefat@gmail.com for further info. Also on Monday 29th June 2015 9am – 4pm.

NEWS: RHEFAT runs Sports first aid courses which meet with the minimum standards for Club Licensing with the SYFA.

NEWS: Changes to Statutory Requirements for Employers’ First Aid Training Means You Can Be Confident of Quality and Avoid Administration Costs When Training with RHEFAT/ITC.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) no longer approves first aid training or qualifications. Instead they have a three track system. Under one track ‘Awarding Organisations’ – like ITC – offer ‘regulated qualifications’ that are regulated in Scotland by the SQA. As a result you can be confident in the competency of the training organisation. Under the other two tracks quality control is via voluntary accreditation schemes or outside any accreditation schemes. For training providers that are not ‘Awarding Organisations’ the onus is on the employer to satisfy themselves that the first aid providers and the course are competent by assessing their capacity using a 4 page due diligence checklist (click through on following link to see document HSE GEIS3). As an Awarding Organisation, for our regulated qualifications, this is not necessary with RHEFAT/ITC. You can use our services with confidence, and without the administrative burden of using the HSE checklist.

RHEFAT offers courses accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. We  offer first aid training and health education primarily in the West of Scotland. We offer a range of standard first aid training courses (‘First Aid in the Workplace’; ‘Emergency First Aid’; ‘CPR’; and ‘Sports, Exercise and Leisure’). In addition we can provide bespoke courses tailored courses meeting specific needs, including ‘Preparing for the GAP Year’, and ‘Travelling Overseas’.

Courses leading to regulated qualifications can be organized in your workplace or at a venue of your choice. Or join a scheduled course – see Course Booking and Schedule page for details of upcoming courses.

Courses are practical and hands-on. Our aim is to build your ability and your confidence to respond when you have to. Remember – what you do before the professionals arrive can save lives.

RHEFAT’s main trainer is Sue Campbell. A qualified nurse and trained first aid instructor, Sue has worked extensively in accident and emergency roles in the UK, and in teaching and emergency response roles in Africa. She brings this extensive knowledge and experience into the training, helping prepare trainees to respond to real world situations with confidence.

Comments on a recent course (20th October 2013) from trainees:

‘Really glad to have attended – course was concise and to the point’.

‘Not overly complicated.’

‘Relevant to every day and workplace use’.

Scottish First Aid Association     AOFA Member

Scottish First Aid Association