THE 4TH FOFATO/FAIB CONFERENCE(S) – OCTOBER 2017 – FURTHER DETAILS

We have now confirmed the dates of the FOFATO/FAIB Conferences/Annual General Meeting 2017 at the Alma Lodge Hotel, Stockport, Cheshire SK2 6EL on Thursday 5th October 2017 (Covering Training Providers from the North of England and Scotland and at the HertsFire Training & Development Centre, Longfield, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 4AE on Thursday 26th October 2017 (Covering the south of England).

Please email iankershaw@fofato.co.uk to request a registration form or visit the downloads page

THE FIRST AID INDUSTRY BODY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE “IN SAFE HANDS AWARD” FOR CHILDCARE SETTINGS

FAIB IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE “IN SAFE HANDS AWARD” FOR CHILDCARE SETTINGS  insafehandsaward

As people in the First Aid Industry are aware I have been involved for over 20 years and was Head of First Aid for the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) from 1995-2007. I have always been vocal and passionate about the numbers of people being trained in First Aid as well as wanting to raise the standards of First Aid training in the workplace.

I was asked to create The First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) by a number of Ex-HSE First Aid Training Providers in 2012 and it has now become a Nationally recognised name within the regulation of First Aid training.

I have recently been approached from stakeholders within the First Aid Industry about creating an Award for Childcare settings that recognises excellent staff knowledge within Paediatric First Aid.

I spoke to Paul Oates (Childcare Providers and Regulation) at the Dept. for Education regarding the creation of an Award and he said “Genuine award schemes designed to ensure that more people in childcare settings have the Paediatric first aid training they need so that they are able to deal with accidents and injuries for very young children are to be welcomed”.

“The Department of Education welcomes such schemes provided all are aimed at ensuring that staff in childcare settings are well trained and able to respond to emergencies quickly. I hope that the ‘In Safe Hands award’ scheme is successful in doing that”.

Following a number of discussions with interested parties within the First Aid Industry the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) has now created the “In Safe Hands Award” – with the support of Flat Stan First Aid and Cardiac Science – to enable Nurseries, Pre-schools and Childminders to be recognised for strengthening their Paediatric First Aid skills and capabilities.

For more details please visit the “In Safe Hands” Tab on the website by clicking here

FOFATO & THE FIRST AID INDUSTRY (FAIB) – FULLY SUPPORTS FLAT STAN FIRST AID

FOFATO & FAIB fully supports the work being done by Flat Stan First Aid in bringing basic First Aid to youngsters (aged 4-11 years) in schools and nurseries.
FOFATO & FAIB have agreed that Flat Stan First Aid can utilise our list of Training Providers and Trainers/Assessors should they need a Trainer/Assessor in any part of the United Kingdom.

FOFATO will also be selling Flat Stan manikins and books on our website www.fofato.co.uk

FOFATO/FAIB CONFERENCE & CPD DAY (2016) DATE CONFIRMED – THURSDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2016 AT HERTSFIRE TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE SG1 4AE

The (3rd) FOFATO/FAIB  Conference/Annual General Meeting  will take place on Thursday 6th  October 2016 (starting at 9.00 for 9.30 am) at the HertsFire Training & Development Centre, Longfield, Hertfordshire SG1 4AE.

We have listened to our Registered Training Providers/Members and subsequently arranged a Conference in the South of England  this year.

As FAIB has gained official recognition from HSE in 2016 we feel there is lots to discuss this year – together with the frequent e-bulletins from HSE plus many other topics.

Further details will be sent in the near future and please click the link HERE to download a registration form for the Hertfordshire Conference

We are still considering Conferences in Stockport & Mid Scotland for later this year and would be grateful if you could express your interest by email to iankershaw@fofato.co.uk so we have an idea of possible numbers for both these areas.

**FAIB GAINS RECOGNITION BY HSE**

FAIB Gains Recognition by HSE

The HSE e-bulletin issued on 8th June 2016 finally gives FAIB the recognition from HSE that we have been seeking since October 2013.

We will now work to ensure that other HSE sources of information on First Aid  (Website, ACOP, Employer Guidance and Skills for Health)  are amended to ensure that a Level Playing Field in terms of choice is achieved.   Please click here to view the latest HSE Newsletter and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

FOFATO/FAIB HAVE NOW PRODUCED A RANGE OF FIRST AID BOOKS

FOFATO/FAIB  have now produced a range of First Aid books including FAW, EFAW and Paediatric First Aid.

These books were ready for distribution in November 2015 following consultation with over 100 of our Registered Training Providers and discussion at our Conference in October 2015.

However following the publication of the UK and European Guidelines we made a decision (unlike some other publishers) to hold back on distribution until an agreement has been reached across the First Aid Industry. We did this so that consistency could be reached across the First Aid Industry.

These books will be available by the end of February 2016.

FAIB HAS NOW BEEN AWARDED UKAS 3RD PARTY CERTIFICATION VIA ALCUMUS ISOQAR

We are pleased to let you know that FAIB has now been awarded 3rd Party Certification via Alcumus Isoqar a UKAS Accredited Certification Body.

The Management System of FAIB has been approved and is compliant with ISO 9001.

The scope of the Registration covers the Regulation of First Aid Training Providers and First Aid Trainers/Assessors.

You will now see the UKAS logo on the FAIB website