Which option you should choose when booking your course can be determined by a number of factors.  In general, group courses are most suitable for 6 or more people from the same organisation, whereas open courses are designed for individuals or smaller companies who have less people to train.  All courses require appropriate facilities to allow training.

Offsite Training

Our offsite courses (also known as open/public courses) are most suited to individuals and those businesses who only need to train a small number of staff.  This is the most cost-effective method of booking if you have 5 or less people to train.  Training and assessment is carried out on the same day(s) at the same location.   These training courses are standardised and available to anyone, including members of the public.

Benefits of offsite training

  • More cost effective for smaller groups
  • You don’t need to waste time on organisation – Safe Hands will do all the work
  • Employees can focus their attention on the training without any distractions
  • Training is often taken more seriously as staff recognise the investment made by the business
  • Unfamiliar surroundings can make training more interesting and staff will return ‘fresh’
  • Employees will have the chance to network during breaks and can return with new ideas / perspective

Course prices are inclusive of refreshments (tea, coffee, water, biscuits and fruit throughout the day), plus a light lunch for FAW/EFAW/RFAW courses. Candidates are also issued with a comprehensive training pack to take away.  Depending on the course booked, this will include all or some of the following:

  • appropriate training manual & handouts
  • notepaper & pen
  • First Aider lanyard
  • CPR face shield
  • penlight torch
  • Bandages & gloves for scenario practice
  • 3 year First Aid certificate

Our regular venue for offsite courses is Carronvale House & Conference Centre, Larbert.  The venue is easily accessible from the M9/M876 if travelling from Edinburgh, Glasgow or Stirling and has free off-road parking spaces. There is also an excellent bus service from Falkirk town centre and a railway station approximately 10 minutes away (walking).

Onsite Training

Our onsite courses (also known as group courses) are suitable for groups of 6+ and can be delivered as standard or created bespoke to meet your specific requirements.  These courses are delivered at your own premises and require a large room in which the training can be carried out undisturbed.  Our trainers carry their own audio-visual equipment but can use your own system if available.  A wall / screen is required for presentation purposes.

Benefits of onsite training:

  • Huge cost savings – the cost per delegate is lower than on public scheduled courses*
  • No travel cost expenses to get your employees to the training centre
  • Convenience – cutting down on logistical issues will make managing staff schedules and responsibilities  much easier
  • More focused training allowing the course content to cater for the specific needs of your business
  • Use of current work set up to train staff in a real-life situation related to their specific role

* If 6 or more persons are required to be trained then group training is advised as this is the breakeven point (each course can accommodate a maximum of 12 persons with the exception of Level 2 CPR & AED which is 8 persons).

All candidates will receive a comprehensive training pack including:

  • appropriate manual and handouts
  • course booklet & pen
  • First Aider lanyard
  • CPR face mask
  • penlight torch
  • Bandage & dressing kit for practical scenarios
  • 3 year accredited First Aid certificate

Onsite training courses do not include catering or refreshments provided by Safe Hands, so candidates are advised to make their own arrangements.

If you would like to discuss your requirements further then please get in touch and we will be happy to help.