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  • Ian Kershaw | FOFATO
    August 5 2015 by Ian Kershaw We are pleased to announce that the FOFATO shop is now on line for all your First Aid supplies If there are any products you cant find please email or phone us and if you have a larger order over 150 then please get in touch as we may be able to reduce the shipping costs FOFATO NEWSLETTER NO 6 MAY JUNE 2015 HAS BEEN SENT TO ALL MEMBERS Posted on July 23 2015 July 23 2015 by Ian Kershaw Newsletter number 6 has been sent to members so please check your emails THE DAILY TELEGRAPH NEWSPAPER PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID CORRECTION ARTICLE Posted on May 22 2015 May 22 2015 by Ian Kershaw The Daily Telegraph Newspaper and Paediatric First Aid Correction Following a complaint from one of our Registered Training Providers about an article in the Daily Telegraph on 12 March 2015 regarding Paediatric First Aid FAIB approached the Daily Telegraph about the article and they have now agreed to an amendment on the Corrections and Clarifications Page 2 today 22nd May 2015 An article in The Daily Telegraph of 12 March 2015 Nursery safety All new staff will need First Aid training implied that under new Government proposals nursery staff will require an Ofqual regulated Paediatric First qualification The Department for Education statement actually read The new proposals will mean newly qualified staff with a childcare Level 2 and 3 qualification must have an emergency paediatric first aid or full paediatric first certificate It would appear that this was condensed by The Daily Telegraph in our article thereby altering the meaning We are happy to clarify that they may undergo any training that meets Department of Education requirements Those requirements include the option for Employers to use a Training Provider working under

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  • FOFATO NEWSLETTER NO 6. (MAY & JUNE 2015) HAS BEEN SENT TO ALL MEMBERS | FOFATO
    Newsletter number 6 has been sent to members so please check your emails Post navigation THE DAILY TELEGRAPH NEWSPAPER FOFATO SHOP NOW ONLINE FOR Latest news FOFATO FAIB HAVE NOW PRODUCED A RANGE OF FIRST AID BOOKS February 5 2016 FAIB HAS NOW BEEN AWARDED UKAS 3RD PARTY CERTIFICATION VIA ALCUMUS ISOQAR January 3 2016 FOFATO FAIB CONFERENCE RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW BEFORE THE DEADLINE September 4 2015 FOFATO FAIB

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  • THE DAILY TELEGRAPH NEWSPAPER & PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID – CORRECTION ARTICLE | FOFATO
    staff will need First Aid training implied that under new Government proposals nursery staff will require an Ofqual regulated Paediatric First qualification The Department for Education statement actually read The new proposals will mean newly qualified staff with a childcare Level 2 and 3 qualification must have an emergency paediatric first aid or full paediatric first certificate It would appear that this was condensed by The Daily Telegraph in our article thereby altering the meaning We are happy to clarify that they may undergo any training that meets Department of Education requirements Those requirements include the option for Employers to use a Training Provider working under a Trade Body with an Approval and Monitoring scheme this of course includes FAIB FAIB have also been talking directly to the Department for Education and they have confirmed that FAIB will be part of the Consultation Process that will be taking place about Paediatric First Aid following the election This is disclosed in a Press Release from the Department for Education on 12 March 2015 FAIB will always provide support to quality First Aid Training Providers in order to achieve fairness in our Industry It is great pity that other organisations don t

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  • Latest FOFATO Members March & April Newsletter (5) Now available to download | FOFATO
    5 Now available to download in the Downloads tab or click the link below Latest newsletter Post navigation MARCH APRIL NEWSLETTER SENT THE DAILY TELEGRAPH NEWSPAPER Latest news FOFATO FAIB HAVE NOW PRODUCED A RANGE OF FIRST AID BOOKS February 5 2016 FAIB HAS NOW BEEN AWARDED UKAS 3RD PARTY CERTIFICATION VIA ALCUMUS ISOQAR January 3 2016 FOFATO FAIB CONFERENCE RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW BEFORE THE DEADLINE September 4 2015

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  • MARCH & APRIL NEWSLETTER SENT TO ALL MEMBERS 7TH MAY 2015 | FOFATO
    Latest Newsletter send to all Members 7th May 2015 Post navigation FOFATO FAIB IN DISCUSSIONS WITH THE Latest FOFATO Members March Latest news FOFATO FAIB HAVE NOW PRODUCED A RANGE OF FIRST AID BOOKS February 5 2016 FAIB HAS NOW BEEN AWARDED UKAS 3RD PARTY CERTIFICATION VIA ALCUMUS ISOQAR January 3 2016 FOFATO FAIB CONFERENCE RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW BEFORE THE DEADLINE September 4 2015 FOFATO FAIB 2015 CONFERENCE FORM

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  • FOFATO/FAIB IN DISCUSSIONS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REGARDING PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID | FOFATO
    with the Department for Education regarding Paediatric First Aid More details will be published here when they are available Post navigation FOFATO MEMBERS NEWSLETTER NO 4 MARCH APRIL NEWSLETTER SENT Latest news FOFATO FAIB HAVE NOW PRODUCED A RANGE OF FIRST AID BOOKS February 5 2016 FAIB HAS NOW BEEN AWARDED UKAS 3RD PARTY CERTIFICATION VIA ALCUMUS ISOQAR January 3 2016 FOFATO FAIB CONFERENCE RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW BEFORE THE

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  • News | FOFATO | Page 2
    only correct but relevant to FAIB We have also created Facebook pages for FAIB and FOFATO but unfortunately information has been put onto these forums from non FAIB and FOFATO Training Providers that is not factually correct we ask our Training Providers to contribute with correct and relevant information Please help us to get our views across the First Aid Industry Links to FOFATO website We have now started to put links onto our FOFATO website for those that have requested us to do so In return we ask that you put a link to our website Training Providers can put a description of their Organisation and a link to their website Again if any other Training Providers wish us to add links please let us know giving us details of your website Payment of FOFATO Annual Subscriptions We have been asked by a number of Training Providers if the FOFATO annual payment can be made by standing order This facility is available and would again save us valuable time Please let us know if you wish to pay by this method 28 Day Extension Rule You are all aware that under HSE there was a period of 28 days beyond the expiry of the First Aid at Work FAW certificate where Students were still allowed to attend a 2 day FAW requalification course We have been receiving a lot of enquiries about this subject Please be aware that FAIB has continued this 28 day rule but has also given some discretion so that the Training Providers can make the final decision themselves Ofqual and the QCF Ofqual has announced that vocational qualifications will no longer need to meet the Qualifications and Credit Framework QCF rules in order to be eligible for Public Funding An article written by Professor Alison Wolf who is an adviser to the Government has written an article which is very interesting reading particularly in relation to the Ofqual system Professor Wolf writes The job of Awarding Bodies under QCF rules is largely to determine whether candidates have ticked every box They have no capacity to innovate They also have no incentive to demand high quality instead it becomes logical and tempting to compete by cutting costs and making it easier and more straightforward for candidates to pass an award We have written to Professor Wolf in relation to the problems that we have had with Ministers and HSE and are hoping to have a meeting with her The Skills Funding Agency A number of our Registered Training Providers have contacted us regarding the issues surrounding funding and particularly in the way that it is linked to Ofqual system We have held a meeting with Kirsty Evans the Deputy Director Funding Policy Implementation for the Skills Funding Agency SFA on Friday 6th March 2015 minutes available upon request It was a useful meeting in terms of obtaining the information we required The SFA confirmed that it would not usually approve funding for provision that was part of an Employers statutory responsibility However the SFA confirmed in 2013 that following Ministerial agreement that a certain number of qualifications in fork lift truck food hygiene health and safety and first aid at work would be funded on the basis that they could support unemployed learners into work However as suspected it was confirmed the SQA does not have any contractual relationship with Awarding Organisations but that it was Government Policy that where qualifications are offered to learners they must be regulated qualifications offered by an Ofqual recognised Awarding Organisation We understand that SFA can do nothing further but we do intend to take this to next level and the SFA indicated for us to contact Vince Cable or Nick Boles Minister for Skills which of course we will do We will keep you informed of any progress The FOFATO Shop The FOFATO shop has been off line for a period of time because we have created a new and better website You will be pleased to know that it will be back on line in the very near future We will sell the main products that you require and have bought from FOFATO over the past 8 years including First Aid Training Products like Mannikins Students Packs Books and Trainer Defibrillator units and products for your clients like Defibrillators and First Aid kits We have always attempted to sell our products at the best prices on the market but the more Training Providers that buy our products means we are able to negotiate better prices with the suppliers and consequently give you even better prices In the meantime if there are any products you require for you or your clients just let us know FOFATO Insurance FOFATO have offered Insurance to Training Providers and Trainers over the past 8 years at very competitive rates and a good number of Training Providers and Trainers have joined our scheme We have always aimed at providing the best cover at the right price We also offer the option of paying monthly as long a the annual policy is over 200 Please contact Daryl Smith on 0800 458 3301 for a quote or any further information or simply click the link on the front page of the FOFATO website Thank You Finally I wish once again to thank all Training Providers who have registered with FOFATO over the last 8 years and hope that you will do so in future years If there is anything more you want to see from FOFATO do not hesitate to speak to me directly Ian Kershaw MBE The Federation of First Aid Training Organisations FOFATO FAIB IN DISCUSSIONS WITH THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION Posted on February 17 2015 April 24 2015 by Ian Kershaw FOFATO FAIB are currently in discussions with the Football Association regarding the content of the Football Association Bridging Document Further news on this matter will be posted as soon as available FOFATO MEMBERS CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER NO 3 DECEMBER 2014 Posted on January 14 2015 April 24 2015 by Ian Kershaw FEDERATION OF FIRST AID TRAINING ORGANISATIONS FOFATO NEWSLETTER 3 DECEMBER 2014 Dear Training Provider Firstly I would like to wish our Registered Training Providers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year The interest in FOFATO and the First Aid Industry Body FAIB is becoming bigger and better We are seeing the number of Training Providers who are joining FOFATO is increasing We know that the name of FOFATO is spreading quickly from Employer to Employer as a consequence of the link with FAIB We know that the key to our success will be listening to and communicating with all our Training Providers on a regular basis The FAIB FOFATO National Trainer Assessor Register and Professional Code of Conduct We are also now getting much more interest in the FAIB FOFATO Trainer Assessor Register and particularly since our Conference in October 2014 We aim to send out our proposals early in the New Year We would like Training Providers to work with us in 2 areas Firstly we want to encourage our Training Providers to share information on the Annual Monitoring that must be conducted on every Trainer Assessor if the Trainer Assessor works for other Training Providers This should be more efficient save time and money and avoid duplication of monitoring which has occurred under the HSE system FAIB will make available a generic monitoring form which is used by our Inspectors Secondly we ask that our Training Providers encourage their Trainers Assessors to register with us Qualifications of Trainers Assessors 2015 and beyond The National Register of Trainers also links in with a move to improve the standards and consistency of Trainers Assessors and FAIB FOFATO feel that this is critical in achieving the high standards that we want to see in this Industry We are aware of the moves aimed at achieving a standardised Training qualification in 2015 by the Awarding Bodies Within FOFATO we already know that the vast majority of Trainers Assessors have the required qualifications and DO NOT need to go on another Trainer Assessor course This is an issue that we are currently taking up with HSE and the Ministers involved FOFATO have made very clear that we want to see competent Trainers Assessors producing quality Training that in turns produces Confident and Competent First Aiders FOFATO will check that Trainers Assessors have the relevant qualifications but also that they are regularly involved in Teaching First Aid and are being Annually monitored by competent and qualified Assessors Paediatric First Aid You will all be aware that FAIB FOFATO is currently conducting its own consultation about Paediatric First Aid We have produced our own consultation form which has been sent out to all our Registered Training Providers We have already received back a number of these forms but we still need a lot more and particularly from Employers Could Training Providers please pass on the Consultation form to their clients If you require another Consultation form please let us know The closing date for return of the forms is now 31st January 2015 Social Media Forums There is more and more emphasis being placed on social media forums to circulate information about businesses and Industries First Aid is no different and there is now lots of information being circulated particularly on Linked In and Facebook some of which is not factually correct On Linked In there are pages for Ian Kershaw FOFATO and FAIB We have also created a new group called First Aid Industry Body and we would like our Training Providers and Trainers to register with this group We can then pass on information through this forum that is not only correct but relevant to FAIB We have also created Facebook pages for FAIB and FOFATO and again information has been put onto these forums from non FAIB FOFATO Training Providers that is not factually correct we ask our Training Providers to contribute with correct and relevant information Please help us to get our views across the First Aid Industry Letters to Members of Parliament You will all be aware that we have recently sent out information regarding a political campaign against the way that FAIB FOFATO is being treated by HSE The aim of this campaign is to achieve a meeting with the Minister s concerned We would like all of Registered Training Providers and Trainers to contact their Member of Parliament and consequently the Ministers involved We have already sent to you a draft letter covering all the points of contention If you require a copy of this letter then please let us know Links to FOFATO website We have now started to put links onto our website for those that have requested us to do so In return we ask that you put a link to our website If any other Training Providers wish us to add links please let us know giving us details of your website Payment of FAIB Annual Subscriptions There are still a number of Training Providers who have not paid their Annual Subscriptions Please help us to keep costs down and save us time by ensuring payments are made on time Thank You We wish to thank each and everyone of you for your continued support of FOFATO Once again we wish you a Merry Christmas as well as a Happy and Prosperous New Year Ian Kershaw MBE The Federation of First Aid Training Providers FIRST AID TRAINER QUALIFICATIONS SEPTEMBER 2014 Posted on September 20 2014 September 20 2014 by Ian Kershaw There is a lot of discussion taking place on various forums regarding Trainer Assessor qualifications FOFATO FAIB will have a proper discussion on this topic with its Registered Training Providers and at our Conference on 14th October 2014 What is very clear is that a lot of scaremongering is already taking place particularly from some Awarding Bodies FOFATO FAIB are also in discussion with HSE on this subject There is certainly no need to make hasty decisions Many of the First Aid Trainers in the United Kingdom will already have perfectly acceptable qualifications to teach First Aid What is more important is that every Trainer is verified on an annual basis We will keep you informed as soon as we have further information PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID UPDATE FOR EMPLOYERS AND TRAINING PROVIDERS Posted on September 8 2014 September 20 2014 by Ian Kershaw FOFATO explains in simple terms the requirements Dept for Education and OFSTED requirements for Employers and Training Providers DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage DFE 00337 2014 Published March 2014 Effective 1st September 2014 Paragraph 3 25 At least one person who has a current Paediatric First Aid certificate must be on the premises and available at all times when children are present and must accompany children on outings Childminders and any assistant who might be in sole charge of the children for any period of time must hold a current Paediatric First Aid certificate Paediatric First Aid Training see addendum 18 must be relevant for workers caring for young children and where relevant babies Providers should take into account the number of children staff and layout of premises to ensure that a Paediatric First Aider is able to respond to emergencies quickly Paragraph 3 25 addendum 18 Providers can choose which organisation they wish to provide the training preferably one with a nationally approved and accredited first aid qualification or one that is a Member of a Trade Body with an approval and monitoring scheme but the training must cover the course content as for St John Ambulance or Red Cross paediatric first aid training and be renewed every 3 years The First Aid Industry Body FAIB is a Trade Body with an approval and monitoring scheme Please note the FAIB Paediatric First Aid course Schedule 4 of the FAIB certificate of approval clearly indicates the content of the course and is fully in line with the Ofsted requirements and the content of the British Red Cross and St John Ambulance Paediatric First Aid course OFSTED Guide to registration on the Early Years Register Birth 5 Reference no 140063 This covers Day Nurseries Pre Schools and Childminders etc Published 20 August 2014 Page 6 In the case of childminders you will need to have completed or have a date within 8 weeks from applying to complete a First Aid course that covers infants and young children This can be FAIB Paediatric First Aid course Guide to registration on the Childcare Register Birth 17 Reference no 120084 This covers Schools Nannies Au Pairs and Childminders etc Published 20 August 2014 Page 10 Paragraph 36 Before you can be registered You must have completed or have a date within 8 weeks from applying to complete an appropriate First Aid course This can be FAIB Paediatric First Aid course THE FAIB FOFATO CONFERENCE AGM 14 OCTOBER 2014 STOCKPORT CHESHIRE Posted on September 1 2014 September 20 2014 by Ian Kershaw The 1st FAIB FOFATO Conference Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 14 th October 2014 starting at 9 30 am at the Cheshire Conference and Events Stockport Cheshire SK3 9DD Update from FAIB FOFATO on a number of topical issues in relation to FAIB and the First Aid Industry directly relating to Training Providers including FAIB meetings with HSE Paediatric First Aid Guest Speaker and discussion Trainer Qualifications and Trainer Register Guest Speaker and discussion Time for Networking First Aid Product Exhibitors including those selling First Aid Supplies Defibrillators and First Aid Insurance A CPD Certificate will be issued to all participating Conference Delegates Refreshments will be provided throughout the day including a buffet lunch as well as tea coffee fruit juice and water A number Raffle prizes including a Training Defibrillator Please note a representative from HSE will be attending PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID THE DEPT FOR EDUCATION AUGUST 2014 Posted on August 18 2014 September 20 2014 by Ian Kershaw The Department for Education document Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage DFE 00337 2014 effective from 1st September 2014 is the guidance document used for Paediatric First Aid and particularly by Local Authorities This document includes the following paragraph Providers can choose which organisation they wish to provide the training preferably one with a nationally approved and accredited first aid qualification or one that is a Member of a Trade Body with an approval and monitoring scheme but the training must cover the course content as for St John Ambulance or Red Cross paediatric first aid training and be renewed every 3 years For information this is Paragraph 3 25 addendum 18 of the Dept for Education Early Years document The First Aid Industry Body will be discussing and consulting about this very important topic at our Conference on 14th October 2014 We will be particularly interested to hear the views of your clients the Employers at this time We are aware of what is being said by other Bodies but the important thing is your relationship with your clients and making them aware of the content of the Statutory Framework for Early Years It is very clear that the First Aid Industry Body Paediatric First Aid is acceptable to the Department for Education because we are a Trade Body with an excellent Approval and Monitoring scheme The First Aid Industry Body is also in current communication with Ofsted and the Local Government Association LGA on this issue THE FEDERATION OF FIRST AID TRAINING ORGANISATIONS FOFATO NEWSLETTER 2 APRIL 2014 Posted on April 4 2014 September 20 2014 by Ian Kershaw Firstly I want to thank all those FOFATO Members who have renewed their certificates following our recent reminders We are now getting a lot more enquiries and lots more interest in joining FOFATO particularly from some of the smaller Training Providers who perhaps require more personal assistance than some of the larger Training Providers which of course is one of the

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  • News | FOFATO | Page 3
    on specific medical conditions may suggest that the first aider will need to attempt a diagnosis when dealing with a medical emergency First Aiders should not be expected to make a diagnosis of a specific illness Where someone suffers an asthmatic attack heart attack or stroke examples of medical conditions commonly covered in current first aid at work course while first aiders should apply general principles there is little they can do in terms of applying procedures that would be specific to any of these conditions prior to the availability of medical expertise Therefore the amount of detail provided on individual medical conditions should be kept to a minimum NATIONAL DATABASE FOR THE REGISTRATION OF TRAINERS Posted on January 18 2012 September 20 2014 by admin FOFATO is seeking views on its proposal to introduce a Trainer Registration Scheme Through the work already done my its Members we have are seeking to introduce the largest registration scheme of its kind in the United Kingdom which could create lots of work within the Membership We also hope to be able to share the annual monitoring of Trainers from one Training Provider to another and so avoid duplication of monitoring This should save Training Providers time and money LETTER TO MINISTER OF STATE Posted on January 13 2012 September 20 2014 by admin FOFATO have immediately written to the Minister of State Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP regarding the very ambiguous statement currently on the HSE website Please contact FOFATO on 0161 494 9045 or e mail iankershaw fofato co uk for a copy of the letter or further advice FOFATO believe that a FIRST AID INDUSTRY BODY is the way forward We DO NOT WANT OFQUAL SQA TRAINING ORGANISATIONS MUST STAND UP AND BE COUNTED NO PHONE CONTACT WITH HSE FAAMS FROM 30 09 12 Posted on September 9 2011 September 20 2014 by admin You may be aware as of the 3rd October 2011 you will not be able to contact the First Aid Approval and Monitoring Section FAAMS of the Health Safety Executive HSE by Telephone or E Mail but you will have to write a letter if you require any information if it is not available from the sources below HSE say that this change is driven by the need to further improve efficiency and deliver value for taxpayers The expectation of HSE is that you will first look at the HSE website and if the answer cannot be found there before then seeking the advice of an appropriately qualified consultant for example one who is listed on the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register OSHCR see www hse gov uk oshcr index htm It is expected that it is only when questions cannot be resolved from these sources that people will write in For information on the issues which FAAMS will respond to see www hse gov uk firstaid whats new accessing faams htm The address for all enquiries is FAAMS HSE Redgrave Court Merton Road Bootle

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