Christmas invaded the training rooms at Allens Training on the Sunshine Coast this week when first aid course participants found Christmas bon bons on their desks, and festive hats on some of the manikins. At the lunch break, trainees happily pulled their bon bons and found an Allens Training face mask key ring inside, as well as the usual coloured hat and joke. There was much laughter (and the occasional groan) as the jokes were shared. After the break, with brains re-energised, and spirits...
On Thursday 12 January 2017, Allens Training is delivering a Provide Advanced First Aid (HLTAID006) course in our Birtinya Training Centre on the Sunshine Coast. This course is open to the public, and you can secure your spot in the course by booking online or by phoning 07 5438 8888. Who needs this certificate? Most employers and workplaces require Provide First Aid (HLTAID003), as this is the most common first aid course. However, certain tertiary study and job positions require people to ...
Our Sunshine Coast office and First Aid Training Centre is closing for the Christmas and New Year period. The office will be unattended from Friday 23 December 2016 until we reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 3 January 2017. However, our website and online booking system will still be operating 24/7 for your convenience. For urgent matters, you can email us at sunshinecoast@allenstraining.com.au . From the team at Allens Training on the Sunshine Coast, we wish you a Merry Christmas, and a safe and ...
Staying safe on the roads over the Christmas/New Year break Every year, the road toll statistics cause grief and shock across the country, and in our local Sunshine Coast area. In Queensland, the rate of road fatalities has remained at about 5 per 100,000 population for the last two years, although the number of hospitalised casualties has fallen slightly in 2016. The ‘big three’ identified as major causes of road accidents are excessive speed, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs...
Summer time on the Sunshine Coast means being at the beach, or in the pool, or on the water, boating in some form of watercraft. Unfortunately, water-related coastal deaths are on the rise. Queensland accounted for 20 of the 130 people who died in Australia’s coastal waters in the 12 months to June 2016. About 35% of Queensland’s coastal deaths were attributed to swimming or wading, and 40% attributed to boating activities. Offshore deaths, including deaths from snorkelling and diving, doubl...
Does your workplace need on-site first aid training for employees? Allens Training on the Sunshine Coast specialises in delivering group first aid training for businesses and organisations on the Sunshine Coast and across Australia. With more than 10 years industry experience, we are experts in delivering nationally recognised first aid and health and safety courses to workplaces. We offer group training tailored to the needs of your workplace – on a date and in a location that suits you – e...
Did you know your volunteer group may be eligible for a grant for first aid training? Training for volunteers can be funded from Volunteer Grants from the Federal Department of Social Services (DSS). Your organisation or community group can apply for a grant and use the money to help your volunteers learn new skills or obtain qualifications needed for their volunteering work. The value of the grants ranges from $1000 to $5000. The kinds of courses that can attract funding include mental heal...
We consistently strive to deliver the best first aid training, and when we receive feedback like this from a course we know we are achieving our goals! Our feedback questionnaire asks respondents ‘Would you recommend this course to others?’. After a recent CPR refresher and Provide First Aid course for one of our regular clients, 100% of respondents wrote Yes . Other feedback from the same course focussed on the trainer. Allens Training Sunshine Coast takes pride in our selection of trainers...
This question often arises when people are considering undertaking a first aid course. In most cases, the standard Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) is sufficient. However, in some circumstances, Provide Advanced First Aid (HLTAID006) is required. Most workplaces require a certain number of people to successfully complete Provide First Aid (HLTAID003). These people can then be First Aider’s in their workplace. In line with Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines, it is recommended that first...
The summer holidays are fast approaching, and many families are considering heading into the bush for camping, walking, picnics and other recreational activities. However, ticks can turn a bush trip dream into a bush trip drama. These little bloodsucking parasites can be a health hazard. The most important tick in Australia is the Paralysis Tick,   Ixodes holocyclus , which causes more than 95% of tick bites in Eastern Australia. Most tick-borne illnesses are due to this species. The Paralys...

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