At Ambulance Scotland we pride ourselves in the extremely high standard of our Advanced First Aiders and First Responders.
In line with the 2019 changes to the Purple Guide, we increased the minimum requirements for our first aid staff. This means that every Advanced First Aider working for us has training in:
- First Aid at Work
- Catastrophic Bleeding
- Basic Observations
- Casualty Handling
We also plan to introduce Mental Health Awareness training as a mandatory requirement over the next few months.
Our team of First Responders have a range of qualifications including FREC / Level 3 First Responder certificates. They are deployed on a risk-assessed basis.