RAID Diver First Aid is LIVE

Nic Emery

Nic Emery

Communications Coordinator at RAID UK & Malta
Nic's been involved in the diving industry for over a decade and has a keen interest in protecting marine environments. After travelling the world, running one of Malaysia's busiest diving centres and then settling back in the UK to start her own, Nic also handles everything communication forRAID UK & Malta.
nic@diveraiduk.com
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Brand new to RAID, this Emergency First Aid course addresses the types of injuries and illnesses commonly encountered by divers – a perfect complement to the RAID Master Rescue Course and the soon to be released Oxygen Provider Course.

For those thinking about becoming a RAID Diver First Aid Instructor, the process is simple…

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If you’re already a RAID Instructor and have an equivalent First Aid Instructor rating from a recognised training agency:

  • Purchase the First Aid Instructor online USD 75.00 (Contact RAID UK & Malta directly for Sterling pricing)
  • Complete the online theory – Instructor rating includes student theory
  • Instructor must supply evidence of current First Aid Instructor rating from any agency which is to be uploaded to system on sign off
  • A RAID Examiner will verify and complete the final sign off.

 

New Instructor

For current RAID Instructors who are new to teaching First Aid:

  • Purchase the First Aid Instructor online USD 75.00 (Contact RAID UK & Malta directly for Sterling pricing)
  • Complete the online theory – Instructor rating includes student theory
  • Attend a practical training session on first aid skills run by an examiner (pricing set by trainers)
  • Examiner signs off

 

For more information, get in touch with Robyn, our Membership Services Coordinator

Rob Mackins at The Great Northern Dive Show

Nic Emery

Nic Emery

Communications Coordinator at RAID UK & Malta
Nic's been involved in the diving industry for over a decade and has a keen interest in protecting marine environments. After travelling the world, running one of Malaysia's busiest diving centres and then settling back in the UK to start her own, Nic also handles everything communication forRAID UK & Malta.
nic@diveraiduk.com
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Our First Aid Manager, Rob Mackins, will be speaking at The Great Northern Dive Show on the 8th and 9th of April.

The Use of Haemostatic Dressings and Tourniquets

Hot off the back of writing the brand new RAID First Aid suite, Rob will be delving into the subject of serious bleeding and discussing the most up to date techniques for dealing with this life threatening situation.

Find out more about this event and how to get your tickets!

RAID UK & Malta Introduce A New Suite Of First Aid Courses

Nic Emery

Nic Emery

Communications Coordinator at RAID UK & Malta
Nic's been involved in the diving industry for over a decade and has a keen interest in protecting marine environments. After travelling the world, running one of Malaysia's busiest diving centres and then settling back in the UK to start her own, Nic also handles everything communication forRAID UK & Malta.
nic@diveraiduk.com
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There have been some major developments in First Aid at RAID, particularly within our UK & Malta Region. We are excited to introduce two brand new programmes: RAID Diver First Aid and the RAID Accredited Work Place First Aid suite.

RAID Diver First Aid

The RAID Diver First Aid programme is in the final stages of checks before being launched on the RAID portal.  Brand new to RAID, this Emergency First Aid course addresses the types of injuries and illnesses commonly encountered by divers - a perfect complement to the RAID Master Rescue Course and the soon to be released Oxygen Provider Course.

RAID Diving Instructors will be able to teach RAID Diver First Aid once they have become a RAID Diver First Aid Instructor.  This can be completed during a one day crossover (for those already qualified as First Aid Instructors with other training organisations) or a two day course for those new to teaching First Aid.  Once qualified, there is no additional annual fee to be a RAID Diver First Aid Instructor.

RAID Accredited Work Place First Aid

The RAID Accredited Work Place First Aid suite includes two courses: Emergency First Aid At Work (a one day course) and First Aid At Work (a 3 day course). The programmes have been developed specifically for the UK market. Unlike the RAID Diver First Aid course, the accredited programmes can be offered to any company, enabling them to satisfy their HSE First Aid requirements. RAID UK & Malta are currently the only dive agency in the UK offering accredited workplace programmes through partnership with Qualsafe Awards.

Offering these accredited courses to divers and non-divers alike can be extremely lucrative, potentially increasing income for your RAID Dive Centre. One of our Northern centres recently ran the three day (18 hours) First Aid At Work course which generated over £2,500.

As this programme is RQF Nationally Accredited, there are several prerequisites to be eligible to teach. You must:

  • Hold a current accredited First Aid at Work Certificate
  • Hold an accredited teacher and assessor qualification (such as the Level 3 Award in Education & Training or similar teaching qualification)

RAID UK & Malta can deliver the required teacher and assessor courses which are open to all dive centre staff (it is not a requirement to be a RAID instructor for these programmes).

For more information on these new programmes or to find out scheduled dates for Education & Training courses, contact RAID’s Membership Services Co-Ordinator, Robyn (robyn@diveraiduk.com)