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Vital Signs First Aid Company Profile

Vital Signs First Aid is a professional organisation based in Carlisle and operates in Cumbria and the North of England. We are able to offer courses in South Wales and Wiltshire as well as bespoke group courses anywhere the UK. We provide first aid courses for a wide range of individuals, corporate companies, groups and organisations. First aid courses are delivered using a mix of simulated scenarios, group discussions and practical skills to enhance knowledge and experience when dealing with incident management. Courses are delivered in a professional but friendly manner leaving you feeling confident.

Vital Signs First Aid is managed and owned by Re Barnard. Re has 19 years of extensive experience working, teaching and managing in the outdoor and indoor leisure industry. She has also got 5 years experience working as a qualified teacher within colleges in the North of England. Re has competed in 7 sports at National level and above.  She has experience in dealing with a range of sports and outdoor related injuries. Her main interests are surfing, netball and white water rafting. She holds many NGB’s including summer mountain leader, single pitch rock climbing award, caving leader, beach lifeguard and BCU trainer/assessor award. Re is also a qualified teacher in further education and secondary school level and has been a qualified first aid trainer/assessor for 6 years.

Vital Signs First Aid is accredited by PPD Safety Training  and all trainers and assessors have been given specific training and follow strategic quality assurance to ensure all courses meet first aid regulations 1981. All courses are approved by The First Aid Industry Body (FAIB). 
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Affiliated to PPD Safety Training

PPD safety training is lead by Dave Middlemiss, GradIOSH, MlfL, MinstLM a safety practitioner and trainer running a successful training business in Health & Safety, HSE First Aid, Training the Trainer, AED and Fire. PPD also provides a health & safety advisory services for all aspects of business.

PPD support about 200 at the last count.  Vital Signs First Aid is one of these supported company's.


Our Partners

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With an easy to navigate online shop Help Save Lives Medical & Training Supplies offer the best defibrillators and CPR manikins around.  As we are properly trained on all of our products we are proud to offer good advice to our customers when it comes making decisions, especially on defibrillators. We realise the reason why defibrillators should be everywhere and why everyone should learn CPR.


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First Aid training made fun and easy for children.