Purple Dog are Huddersfield’s First Aid and Health & Safety training specialists…. 

It is important to us that the first aid knowledge you receive can be put into practice. I believe that what we teach is overshadowed by how we teach. After all, would you take in all the subject knowledge, if it was someone at the from of a room just talking to you and going through a PowerPoint for the day? That’s why the tutors we have are all have experience in first aid and higher level emergency care.

Recently, Purple Dog Ltd First Aid Training ran a course for the Huddersfield and Kirklees community. This was in light of the Manchester terrorist attack. In order to do this we had to make it real, so with the use of casualties with blood and the injuries. The fact that no one would know what they were facing till they got outside is what made it really real. We ran the first course and due to the interest and turnout, we put on another course at the same community venue Northfield in Deighton, Huddersfield.

So what did we cover? Well the aim of first aid is to stay safe and remove dangers. In that situation at that time in that split second, all your reasoning can go. That’s what we need to stop the urge of fight or flight when you don’t know what is happening or about to happen. All the learners on the course had their gloves on, it is key when treating anyone where there is bodily fluid. You need to make sure that you are safe. On our First Aid at Work courses (Emergency First Aid at Work, Re-qualification, 3 Day First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid) all learners get a free face shield and gloves.

In the clip below Steve and Gavin

  1. demonstrates how to deal with a non breathing casualty (CPR).
  2. The recovery position and how to triage the casualties. That was before they all went outside to face the practical side of the course.

It’s hard to explain the atmosphere and the realism of the course. However, what I will say is that on two separate occasions we had young people wanting to help. Two teenagers initially wanted to know if there was anything they could do. The second was a young girl who raced across the field asking, if we needed to call 999. How amazing was that? The fact that it looked so real, but the fact that these young people wanted to help. Brilliant!

Would like to be kept up to date on upcoming Community Courses? If yes, please call Iain at Purple Dog on 01484 546780 and we can keep you updated.