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March 2014 Newsletter        

Welcome to our latest newsletter.

Oxford College of First Aid is a well-established and highly respected organisation providing a wide range of approved First Aid and Health and Safety related courses to individuals and organisations across the country.

Our goal is to keep you up to date with the latest developments in Health and Safety that may affect your business and we will also publish useful hints and tips, interesting stories and feature the occasional competition with prizes.

Many of our courses are tailored and presented in-house for specific companies, so if we can help you, please email us at or call us on 01235 810619.

Jane Hoskin
Oxford College of First Aid


Last month, we announced our major new contract with Heyfordian Travel, Oxfordshire's premier passenger transport company, who operate a fleet of over 60 coaches moving large numbers of people from place to place in comfort and safety.

Heyfordian Travel have enrolled all of their drivers on to OCFA's Emergency First Aid At Work For Drivers courses, which as Heyfordian Travel work with many schools and young people, also include a module on paediatric first aid.

However, they have also agreed to open these courses to ALL DRIVERS from any company.

"Heyfordian's highest priority has always been passenger safety," says Jeremy Smith, Heyfordian's Managing Director. "We are delighted to open these courses to ALL professional drivers as we want everyone to be safer regardless of whatever transport they choose. We would urge all transport companies to follow our lead and enrol their drivers on OCFA's Emergency First Aid At Work For Drivers courses."

There is a new EU Directive that requires PCV and LGV drivers to complete the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). From September 2013, PCV Drivers who are caught without proof of compliance risk on the spot fines and a potential investigation, which may result in the loss of their vocational licence. From September 2014, this directive will also apply to LGV Drivers.

OCFA's specific course not only helps professional drivers achieve their Driver CPC qualification but also equips any driver with the necessary first aid skills that they may need in a vehicle emergency. These courses are JAUPT approved.

Book your professional drivers on our Emergency First Aid At Work For Drivers courses now.

To find out more, book here or contact Jane Hoskin on 01235 810619


"Hi Jane, Thanks for the first aid at work course… I found it to be not only interesting but I even felt I learnt more!

I was very impressed with the professional but fun approach and enjoyed myself thoroughly!

I've recommended that the school uses you... thanks again for an informative day!"



In our last two newsletters, we looked at the need to comply with HSE Guidelines and the drastic consequences of failing to comply. We also looked at how a failure to prove that you have sufficiently complied with the requisite health and safety practices could, in certain circumstances, invalidate your insurance, which could also prove catastrophic for your business!

It's fair to say we have scared a few business people and we make no apologies for this as we are trying to draw your attention to the importance of this area.

However, we are also trying to help you ensure that you are compliant in these areas so you can sleep a little easier.

Therefore, we are offering a free Risk Assessment of all of your first aid health and safety procedures with regard to emergency situations for FIVE organisations during March 2014. One of our trusted consultants will visit your premises, free of charge, and conduct a full survey into this area. If we do make any recommendations, you are not committed to any particular course of action, although obviously there will be a good reason why we have highlighted any deficiency etc.

We have also teamed up with a local insurance broker, who will also offer a free assessment of your insurance policies in this area.

To request your free first aid Risk Assessment, email Jane Hoskin on

For more information, see or contact Jane Hoskin on 01235 810619.

2014 Open Courses
at a glance!
Paediatric First Aid
Emergency First Aid at Work
Paediatric First Aid
Emergency First Aid at Work
Paediatric First Aid
Paediatric First Aid
Paediatric First Aid
Paediatric First Aid
Emergency First Aid at Work
Paediatric First Aid
Emergency First Aid at Work for Drivers
CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
Emergency First Aid at Work

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In this month's Hints and Tips, we are encouraging everyone to store their emergency phone numbers on their mobile phones under the name ICE (In Case of Emergency).

Emergency responders will look for the names of people to contact on the mobile phones of those involved in incidences. They will not spend time looking through Mum, Dad, Auntie or anyone else, so please put these contacts under the name ICE on your phone.

N.B. Is your mobile phone "locked" by default? Many device manufacturers have now provided a mechanism to specify some text that will be displayed while the mobile is in the locked state so you may decide to put your ICE contacts onto this text area.

For more information, see or contact Jane Hoskin on 01235 810619.


Congratulations to Pearl Lewis from RBL Club in High Wycombe as she correctly answered that Jamie Oliver is the famous chef, who created the restaurant Fifteen to help disadvantaged young people.

This month, we have a Burns First Aid Kit to give away, packed full with dressings and everything you need for the immediate treatment of burns - please do seek medical help for all but the most minor of burns.

To win this prize, simply answer the following question:

"Which traditional Scottish dish is usually served on Burns Night?"

Email your answer and contact details to Jane at: and we'll draw one winner from the correct answers on Friday 14th March 2014.

ABOUT Oxford College of First Aid

Oxford College of First Aid is a well-established and highly respected organisation providing a wide range of approved First Aid and Health and Safety related courses to individuals and organisations across the country. The College is an accredited centre of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and employs some of the best trainers in the industry.

In addition to the courses outlined on our website, our trainers also design bespoke courses to meet your specific requirements. Licensed by the Health and Safety Executive, our extensive selection of courses can also be held your own premises.

Our highly qualified trainers, flexible approach and extremely competitive prices make us one of the principal providers of Health and Safety training across the country.

For more information, see or contact Jane Hoskin on 01235 810619.

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Jane Hoskin

Oxford College of First Aid
1 Little Langlands
East Hagbourne
Oxon OX11 9TA

Tel: 01235 810619

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