We have all witnessed what appears to be an innocuous situation in which a small child has reached out to pick up a cup from the kitchen table. It is what is in the cup that is important, because we quickly realise that it’s a cup of hot coffee!

Therefore, had we not quickly intercepted in this situation, then we would have been taking the child to hospital for emergency treatment of a scald from hot liquid. In general, this type of accident is highly-preventable and highlights the need for vigilance, when caring for young children. In fact, (*1) 90% of the most serious, preventable accidents to the under-fives are classified into 5 main categories, as below:-

  • Threats to a child’s breathing eg. choking, suffocation or strangulation
  • Falls
  • Poisoning
  • Burns and scalds
  • Drowning

Since most of us are parents, aunts, uncles, teachers, nurses, nannies or other child care workers, we are often exposed to the possibility of an accident occurring to a child. Usually, such an event happens very quickly, which is why knowing how to respond in a timely and effective manner is essential.

Additionally, it is a fact that road accidents, involving children under the age of 16, can result in serious injuries and even death. In 2011, (*2) the following figures for all road users (pedestrians, cyclists, and car occupants) were compiled for 0 – 15 year old children in the UK:-

  1. 60 deaths
  2. 2,352 serious injuries
  3. 17,062 slight injuries

The above statistics provide us with a reminder that accidents to children can happen in a variety of settings including at home, at work, on the roads, and in leisure settings (eg. swimming pools, tennis courts etc).

Since most of us come into contact with children in our everyday lives in some way, here at Staff Defence, we have developed an Emergency Paediatric First Aid course, which you will find extremely useful. In light of the fact that (*3) 7 out of 10 parents have admitted that they would not be able to administer first aid, if their child experienced a medical emergency, perhaps the time is right for you to commit to spending just 6 hours of your time to attend our course.

The Emergency Paediatric First Aid course is fully-accredited by Highfield and will help you to manage the following medical crises including:-

  • Identify when to administer emergency Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to a child
  • Assist a child in shock
  • Help a child with external bleeding
  • Deliver First Aid to a child, who is choking
  • Assisting a child with insect bites or stings
  • Helping a child with minor injuries

Our course includes continuous practical assessment, a written examination and a nationally-recognised certificate at the end of the training, which is valid for three years. Why not first visit our website to review our Emergency Paediatric First Aid training course? If you are interested, feel free to call or email us to reserve a place on our next course. All our contact details are listed below:-

W: https://www.staffdefence.co.uk

E: info@staffdefence.co.uk

T: 0203 997 7900

We firmly believe that by doing the training, you will feel confident enough to assist any child with First Aid in whatever medical crisis he/she presents. Who knows? You may even help in either saving a child’s life or minimising his/her injuries.


(*1) Child Accident Prevention Trust (2020)

(*2) Reported Road Casualties Great Britain Annual Report 2011

(*3) “Save A Life Survey” at www.nhcps.com (National Health Care Provider Solutions)

Frequently Asked Questions

“Our travel safety and HEAT instructors come from a background in the Royal Marines Commando and the British Army and have been specifically picked for their skills in their fields of excellence from years of experience of Operating and Living in hostile environment.”

“Our Trainers must all have, as a minimum, an accredited award in education and training, first aid at work or higher, and conflict management. They are also all DBS checked, with full insurance cover for their specific disciplines.”

“Contact us now, so that our Instructors can teach you how to stay safe.”

Our courses are held at our training venue in Onley, near Rugby in the East Midlands, where we can comfortably seat up to 30 Delegates per course.

Additionally, we have a training location in the USA.

However, depending on the type of course selected, we are very flexible and our Instructors can travel to a client’s venue, if that is more convenient for you. The only exception is our H.E.A.T. (Hostile Environments Awareness Training) Course, which must be conducted at our training venue, due to the course content and requirements.

Yes, we absolutely can! Before we deliver the course, we always discuss your specific requirements with you, ensure they are embedded into the course, and receive prior written confirmation that you are completely happy with the content of the course.

Prices vary depending on the course you are attending and any specific requirements that you may have. What you need to know is that our prices are some of the best you can find, which is why we encourage you to contact us to receive a full and competitive Quotation.

Yes. Each Instructor is fully DBS checked and possesses a current First Aid Certificate, together with full insurance within the disciplines they teach.

Yes, absolutely. Our Conflict Management courses are perfect for lone workers, since they teach priceless conflict management skills, together with the physical skills necessary to quickly de-escalate a conflict, and the best way to reach a safe area.