Event Medical Cover – First Aid for Events
We know how hard it is to organise an event, so we make First Aid hassle free!
When you are organising an event, there is so much to think about and so many contractors to commission and keep tabs on. With our years of experience in the First Aid industry we can help guide you through the process and have a range of experts who we can recommend to help with the more formal requirements.
We offer full medical support for any event large or small, and have a bank of experienced medics from First Aider to State Registered Nurse/Paramedic & Midwives to call on if needed. We will ensure you get the correct level of cover.
As standard, our teams will be wearing high-visibility PPE to ensure event attendees know who we are. For private functions or special occasions we are able to offer blend in uniform (Black tie etc) for a small additional charge, this can be useful for charity functions or corporate events where you don’t want to have your medical cover standing out like a neon sign. We bring our own closed radio network, so that event organisers can contact us in the need of assistance. We can utilise your radios, if you plan on having them provided, we would only ask for a single radio for our site controller, all other medics will utilise our own radios.
All our staff are fully qualified in the role they perform. We DBS check all our staff, and we carry insurance at our company for everyone that we utilise, no 3rd party insurances to handle. Should you not have a base for us to work from we are able to provide our own medical centres and can kit them out as required from minor injuries to field hospital.
Please contact us for no obligation advice on the level of event cover that may be required as per the Purple guide to public events.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you Ofqual / Ofsted / Resuscitation Council compliant?
All our Accredited Courses meet the relevant requirements of Ofqual, Ofsted, comply with the Resuscitation Council guidelines and are aligned to the national QCF framework.
How long does it take to get my certificate?
As a regulated training company, your Accredited Certificate can take 5-10 working days to be with you, due to the requirements of our quality control procedures. We can offer Certificates of Attendance for any session attended, which are non-regulated.
How do I book / pay for a course?
All our courses are available to purchase online here, however if you wish to check our last minute availability or discuss any questions/queries with us, please call us on 0333 022 0999 and we’re happy to help.
Do your trainers/instructors get CRB/DBS checked?
Yes, at minimum all of our staff carry a current Standard DBS check. Many work directly in the NHS, or volunteer with health charities, and therefore carry Enhanced DBS checks due to the nature of the work they carry out away from Impulse First Aid.
What qualifications do the trainers/instructors have to enable them to teach?
All our lead instructors on each course are qualified with a minimum of the Level 3 Award in Eduction & Training as well as any relevant medical training, usually a minimum of a 3 day First Aid at Work. However, many of our instructors have medical qualifications in excess of these requirements as they are live operational staff/volunteers with the NHS or other medical organisations (e.g. nurses).
We do use additional staff for demonstrations with groups where we wish to ensure activities and engagement are used to the best of potential, these staff are not always trained instructors, they do receive our in-house training prior to any session they work with a lead instructor to deliver.
How long is my certificate valid for?
Your certificate is valid for 3 years from the date of issue (printed on the certificate).
We offer an Annual Refresher course to give you the confidence that your knowledge and skills are up to date.
Please note that AED certification is only valid for one year from the date of issue.
I'm not able to kneel on the floor, can I come to your course?
Yes, of course. We will always make what adjustments we can for any student to be comfortable & safe whilst learning with us. We can usually adapt the practical elements for you, once we understand what your concerns are.
Please note that if you are doing a regulated course the HSE require that we observe you undertaking full CPR on the floor as otherwise we are only able to issue a modified certificate excluding the practical elements.
What should I wear when I attend a course?
We recommend you wear comfortable clothing.
Ideally we suggest that you do not wear a skirt or dress due to the requirements of participation and the variety of positions you can be placed in during the essential practical elements of our training.
It is likely that you will also be asked to remove your shoes, so you please ensure that you have socks on.
Why should I use you, rather than St Johns or the Red Cross?
Impulse First Aid is owned and run by active First Responders working directly with the NHS Ambulance Service. Our business is fully regulated and approved through First Aid Awards, meaning we meet all the requirements of Ofqual and Ofsted.
Our trainers are highly qualified Medical, Health and Emergency Services Professionals who use their skills on a regular basis and are highly experienced and proficient first aid trainers.
Our courses are extremely practical and held in small groups so that everyone can receive individual attention to ensure you feel confident coping with a medical emergency.
We have a variety of manikins and practical resources available, so you won’t be waiting around for others to finish and we are happy to teach adult, baby and child first aid on any of the courses. We also have a qCPR Manikin available to us which provide instant feedback through a digital tablet on your CPR skills.
All our courses comply with the very latest Resuscitation Council Guidelines. Our EFAW courses include more content than many training businesses cover as we teach items in addition to the full HSE syllabus.