First Aid Unit Standard Changes

With the 26551 and 26552 Unit Standards expiring at the end of this year, TriEx have proactively moved our First Aid Training to align to the amended 6400 series unit standards.

All of our 8 hour Workplace First Aid courses now cover Unit Standards 6402 and 6401 (Level 2) and attendees can choose to have the Unit Standards registered with NZQA on the day.

Our 12 hour Comprehensive First Aid course is available as a public or private course, completing 64026041 and 6400 over two days.

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Saturday First Aid Courses

Have you found your work week is too busy but you or your team still need to complete a First Aid course? TriEx have just launched Saturday 8 Hour Workplace First Aid courses which we will run once per month.

Our first course is coming up on Saturday March 2nd, with another on Saturday April 6th. These courses are at the same price of $154 incl GST, and are held at our Christchurch office in Addington.

To register just visit our booking site here and choose show me more dates to browse all available courses.

Update your skills with a Refresher First Aid Course

To be able to provide a First Aid response to emergency situations, it is essential to have your team trained in First Aid. Refresher First Aid Courses make this even easier.

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Workplace First Aid Lifesaver Special

Our Workplace Lifesaver Specials are a great way to bring your teams First Aid skills up to scratch at a reduced price.

We offer Workplace Lifesaver Specials for numerous reasons, like when there’s a short week due to a public holiday. Whatever the reason, the Lifesaver Special is our Workplace First Aid course at $99, rather than the usual $154.

Lifesaver Specials are exactly the same as our regular Workplace First Aid courses – the same duration of 8 hours, the same content and quality of course delivery, and you get the exact same qualification. Just at a reduced price!

To help ease you back in to 2018 we have a plenty of Lifesaver Specials occurring in January and February, just click on the Book Now link below.

Subscribe to our Training Calendar here so you can be kept up to date with the latest First Aid Training dates, including upcoming Lifesaver specials. To subscribe, sign up for our Newsletter here.

To book yourself a Lifesaver Special, click the book now link below.

Psychological First Aid on 1 News

Our fantastic First Aid trainers were on 1 News last night, showcasing our brand new Psychological First Aid course.

“Every business should be doing this”

Last week was Mental Health Awareness week, and on Friday we launched our first Psychological First Aid course. The feedback from attendees was fantastic, and 1 News wanted to get the scoop! We’re extremely proud of this new product, and we believe this will be a great addition to our workplace services.

“I guarantee that most people would walk past someone that had a mental illness, I’ve avoided it for a long time,” course trainee Bruce Gray said.

Course instructor Rick Eisenhart says “If somebody needs help, we’re going to help. So why can’t we do this for somebody that has hurt on the inside?

“We’re not going to fix the world, we’re just going to make it a warmer place”

Psychological First Aid is a 4 hour course designed to help prepare learners to respond to a person who may be experiencing emotional distress in the workplace. Mental Illness is common, with 1 in 5 New Zealanders experiencing some form of mental distress during their lifetime.

This course is designed to give a platform for discussion to help break down stigmas around psychological distress and mental health.

To book a public course, head to our booking site. For group courses or to learn more about Psychological First Aid, call us on 0800 487 439 or email enquiries@triex.co.nz.

First Aid Training Spring Tips

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. With above average temperatures across NZ being predicted for this summer, it’s sure to be a hot one.

If you’re heading outdoors it might be a good idea to break out the SPF30+ and remember to keep well hydrated.

Also be on the lookout for bees and wasps. Honey bees and bumble bees only sting if provoked, while wasps can be aggressive and can sting more than once.
If someone has been stung, look out for signs of an allergic reaction for up to 20 minutes. Signs of a severe allergic reaction, known as Anaphylaxis, may include:

  • difficult/noisy breathing
  • swelling of tongue
  • wheezing/coughing
  • persistent dizziness and pale skin

They may also have:

  • abdominal pain
  • nausea/vomiting
  • swelling of face

First Aid for Anaphylaxis

  • Administer adrenalin straight away by use of an auto-injector (if available)
  • Move away from the bees/wasps to avoid getting stung again
  • Dial 111 and inform them that you are dealing with a severe allergic reaction
  • Keep the victim calm, if they go unconscious start DRSABCD’s

To learn more about saving a life – book a TriEx first aid course today! Click here to view our range of refresher and 8 hour first aid course dates. Or for group bookings please contact firstaid@triex.co.nz

First Aid Tip — Choking Awareness

Break out the BBQ and fairy lights it’s Cup Week! (then Christmas)

With spring underway, and summer hot on our heels, we might make use of the great weather and dust off the BBQ tongs. It’s silly season, with lots of laughing, eating and drinking, so be careful not to choke!

There are two types of choking, and it is important for us to differentiate between them:

  1. A partial airway obstruction is where the victim can still cough, breathe and speak. Encourage them to cough and keep monitoring their breathing, call 111 if you are concerned about their breathing or if the coughing does not dislodge the object.
  2. A full airway obstruction is where your victim cannot make any sound, cannot breathe or talk. Follow these steps to help someone with a full airway obstruction:
  • Call 111 immediately.
  • Stand at right angles to them, hold their shoulder and deliver up to five back blows with the heel of your hand, between the shoulder blades.

If the back blows are unsuccessful there is a lot more that you can do.

Stand behind the victim, place the thumb side of your fist in the middle of their chest. Place your other hand on top of your fist and deliver up to 5 chest thrusts, pulling straight back towards you.

Complete this cycle until the object is released or until the victim becomes unconscious. If they do become unconscious, start your DRSABCD process. Prevention is better than cure, so remember to chew your food. Children can choke on food easily due to their biting, chewing and food-grinding skills still being developed.

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To reduce the risk of choking on foods you can:

  • alter the food texture – grate, cook, finely chop or mash the food.
  • remove the high risk parts of the food – peel off the skin, or remove the strong fibres.
  • avoid giving small hard foods, such as whole nuts and large seeds, until children are at least five years old.

To learn more about choking and how to save a life — book a first aid course with us today! Click here to view our range of refresher and 8hr first aid course dates. Or for group bookings please contact firstaid@triex.co.nz

Job Vacancy – First Aid Trainer

Do you want to join the TriEx team? We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and dedicated full time First Aid Trainer to join our growing team.

Our ideal trainer will have a passion for first aid and an ability to adapt to many situations and levels of learner knowledge. You must have the following experience or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge:

– First Aid Training experience
– Paramedic experience
– Qualifications in adult education
– Excellent presentation skills
– A current full drivers license
– Previous experience developing first aid training courses will be an advantage

TriEx First Aid Training is conducted either at our modern premises or onsite at our customer’s premises.  Some Saturday training is required and you must be prepared to travel within New Zealand if required.

This role offers a competitive salary, strong management and collegial support, social events and much more.

Please apply online today to our First Aid Manager, David Fleming, at david.fleming@triex.co.nz

Child & Infant First Aid Course

NEW public child and infant first aid course!

Monday 17th March – 4 hour child and infant first aid course for only $65.00 per attendee.

Ideal first aid course for parents, grandparents, babysitters, caregivers etc – see here for more information or to book your spot on our course.

Any queries – please call Jocelyn on (03) 341 4081 or firstaid@triex.co.nz

Public Course for Child & Infant First Aid

Our child and infant first aid courses are usually held upon request however we have updated assessment books and need to test them out, so we’d like to invite you or anyone you think may benefit from this first aid training, to our special course:

Who should attend: This course is perfect for parents, grandparents, babysitters and caregivers and those who have responsibility for young children, including home-based educators.
When: Tuesday, 17th September
 Time: 9am to 1pm
 Where: Unit 1, 6 Burdale Street, Riccarton, Christchurch (Canterbury Registered Master Builders Association)
 Cost: Introductory price of $70 incl GST
 NZQA Unit Standard: 25459 – Provide First Aid for Young Children

Book Now!

If you have an queries about this course, please contact us on (03) 341 4081 or firstaid@triex.co.nz