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We publish a monthly email newsletter to keep you informed about our new courses, any special offers and competitions and case studies featuring how our courses have made a real difference to our clients - including saving lives.

Here are some of the recent features published in our monthly newsletters:

MPS BLOCK BILL TO GIVE FIRST AID TRAINING TO CHILDREN

However, MORE schools are sending their staff to us for professional First Aid courses than ever before...
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CAR MANUFACTURER FINED BY HSE

The damage to the deceased's co-workers in terms of their morale and the fall in the company's reputation are incalculable...
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HINTS & TIPS: ALCOHOLIC EXCESS

In the Christmas Party season, it is likely that a few people may consume more alcohol than is wise...
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WIN A MEAL FOR TWO AT BIZTRO!

This month, we have a £40 voucher for the fabulous Biztro Restaurant in Bampton.
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DEFIBRILLATORS OPEN COURSE AT HARWELL

We have scheduled an Automated External Defibrillation (AED) training course on Tuesday 8th December 2015...
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EXPANSION PLANS FOR 2016

We will be adding Witney to our training locations and also running additional open courses at Harwell and Oxford University...
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HINTS & TIPS: MIGRAINE ATTACKS

In this month's Hints and Tips, we are looking at how to help when someone suffers a migraine attack...
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WIN A MEAL FOR TWO AT COCKADOO!

This month, we have a £40 voucher for the fabulous Cockadoo Chinese Restaurant and Wine Bar in Nuneham Courtenay.
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BOOK OUR FIRST AID AT WORK TRAINING

Many schools could fit into the HSE "higher-hazard" criteria. The risk of a child falling in a playground incident or sustaining a sporting injury is highly likely in many schools...
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YOUNG CARERS COURSE IN THE OXFORD MAIL

OCFA's new and bespoke life-saving first aid training course for young carers was featured in The Oxford Mail...
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HINTS & TIPS: TREATING A BROKEN ANKLE

In this month's Hints and Tips, we are looking at what to do if you suspect that someone has broken their ankle...
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WIN A MEAL FOR TWO AT BROWN'S

This month, we have a £40 voucher for a meal for two at Brown's Oxford - an iconic Oxford landmark, still as popular today as when it first opened!
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THE OCTG CHOOSE OCFA FOR FIRST AID TRAINING

We are delighted to have been chosen by The Oxfordshire Construction Training Group to provide our full range of First Aid at Work training courses for their members.
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DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING AT LINACRE COLLEGE

Recent Oxford University courses include The School of Geography and the Environment, Hertford College, Christchurch College, Wolfson College, St Edmund Hall, & the University Safety Office...
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HINTS & TIPS: TREATING DEHYDRATION

Dehydration occurs when the amount of fluids lost from the body are not adequately replaced. In the elderly and infirm, dehydration can often result in confusion and these groups are particularly at risk.
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WIN A DELICIOUS BEN'S COOKIES HAMPER

This month, we have a delicious Ben's Cookies Hamper to give away, because now the Summer Holidays are over, we can all eat chocolate again!
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IS YOUR DEFIBRILLATOR STILL IN ITS BOX?

Proper training is needed to give you and your staff the knowledge, practical experience and, above all, the confidence to step up and save a life.
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THE BENEFITS OF IN-HOUSE TRAINING

It is usually more cost-effective for your organisation to train eight or more people on site than to send them on any public courses.
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HINTS & TIPS: TREATING HEATSTROKE

In this month's Hints and Tips, we look at heat exhaustion and heatstroke - and these need to be treated quickly.
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WIN A MEAL FOR TWO AT FALLOWFIELDS

Win meal for two at Fallowfields Country House Hotel - the Three AA Rosette Restaurant set in the stunning Oxfordshire countryside in Kingston Bagpuize.
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THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT DEFIBRILLATORS

You DO need training as every single second that passes by reduces the odds of the patient surviving.
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ARE THOSE QUALIFICATIONS ALL THAT THEY SEEM?

We hate to say it, but perhaps the standards of first aid training are not all the same the world over.
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HINTS & TIPS: ASTHMA

Most people with asthma can deal with their own attacks by using a reliever inhaler at the first side of attack. However, we suggest the following:
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WIN A MEAL FOR TWO AT THE MOLE INN

The Mole Inn is a beautiful country Pub & Restaurant set in the stunning Oxfordshire countryside at Toot Baldon just 5 miles from Oxford.
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HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL COMMISSION PRACTICAL COOKERY COURSES

Hampshire County Council have commissioned OCFA for a second year to provide a number of practical cookery courses for their clients across Hampshire.
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TRAINER TO DELEGATE RATIO - IT'S IMPORTANT!

Many training companies are not following the HSE recommendations in providing at least one trainer for every 12 delegates.
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HINTS & TIPS: HYPOXIA - CHOKING IN ADULTS

If you are unable to remove the obstruction, lean the casualty forwards, and give five sharp blows between the shoulder blades with the heel of your hand...
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WIN A MEAL FOR TWO AT THE FEATHERED NEST INN

The Feathered Nest Inn is a country pub, restaurant and inn set in the picturesque village of Nether Westcote in the heart of the Cotswolds.
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FOOD POISONING CAN BE FATAL

Pub chain fined £1,500,000 for placing unsafe food on the market and two people jailed after diner tragically died from food poisoning...
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HEART ATTACKS AT GOLF CLUBS

Yet, throughout the UK, the worlds of commerce, business and public places are still largely defibrillator-free zones...
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HINTS & TIPS: ALCOHOL POISONING

Excessive intake can severely impair all physical and mental functions and the person may sink into deep unconsciousness...
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WIN A MEAL FOR TWO AT THE OXFORD KITCHEN

Enjoy an amazing fine dining experience at the award-winning Oxford Kitchen restaurant in Summertown, North Oxford.
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GREAT FEEDBACK FROM HERTFORD COLLEGE

David Haxell, the Lodge Manager at Oxford University's Hertford College provides the following glowing testimonial...
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HINTS & TIPS: TREATING FOOT AND TOE INJURIES

The bones and joints in the foot can suffer various types of injury, such as fractures, cuts and bruising.
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WIN A MEAL FOR TWO AT THE MANOR COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL

Dine at the fabulous Manor Country House Hotel located in Oxfordshire's Weston on the Green.
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ANAPHYLAXIS AWARENESS AND AUTOINJECTORS

In the school playground, he was stung by wasp and went into anaphylaxis shock... would you know what to do?
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HINTS & TIPS: USING DEFIBRILLATORS

The difference between life and death can only be a matter of minutes - the correct use of a defibrillator can save someone's life.
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WIN A MEAL FOR TWO AT THE BEETLE AND WEDGE BOATHOUSE

Dine at the fabulous Beetle and Wedge Boathouse on the banks of the river in Oxfordshire's Moulsford-on-Thames.
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NEW OCFA E-LEARNING COURSES

We announce the launch of our NEW ONLINE COURSE - Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
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FAINTING SCHOOL CHILDREN

The quick reaction from a fully trained teacher ensured the safety of the child in his care...
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12 TRAINING DAYS FOR THE PRICE OF 8...!

Save money over the following 12 months on any of our public or in-house courses...
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HINTS & TIPS: TREATING HEATSTROKE

How to treat heat exhaustion and heatstroke...
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WIN A PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID KIT

Win a complete Paediatric First Aid Kit...
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FEBRILE SEIZURES IN SMALL CHILDREN

Sarah Hayden from Puddleduck Nursery puts her Paediatric First Aid training to good use...
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OCFA INTERVIEW ON BBC RADIO OXFORD

Dian Slay, one of our trainers, interviewed on Radio Oxford's Kat Ormond Show...
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HINTS & TIPS: SUPERFICIAL SUNBURN

How to treat superficial sunburn...
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LARGE CATERING FIRST AID KIT COMPETITION

We have a LARGE CATERING FIRST AID KIT to give away to one lucky winner...
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DROWNING AT A HEALTH CLUB

A terrible tragedy and a fine of £100,000 for health and safety breaches...
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HSE AND FIRST AID TRAINING

You need to pick a training company (like OCFA) that has previously been approved by the HSE...
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HINTS & TIPS: FAST GUIDE TO STROKES

Use the FAST GUIDE (face, arms, speech, time) guide to assess a potential stroke casualty.
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CHAMPAGNE COMPETITION

Win a bottle of Champagne because one can never have too much Champagne!
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SAVING A CHILD'S LIFE

Sally Beasley, one of our recent delegates, puts her training into action...
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TEN YEARS WORKING WITH HAMPSHIRE

To date we have trained 5,398 delegates at Hampshire County Council...
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HINTS & TIPS: ASTHMA ATTACK

How to help a child or adult who is having an asthma attack...
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BEN'S COOKIES COMPETITION

Win a Ben's Cookies Selection Box because you can never have too much chocolate!
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EMERGENCY FIRST AID FOR ALL DRIVERS

Heyfordian Travel open up their OCFA courses to ALL drivers from ANY COMPANY...
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FREE RISK ASSESSMENT DURING MARCH 2014

Free Risk Assessment of your first aid health and safety procedures with regard to emergency situations ...
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HINTS & TIPS: IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

Store emergency phone numbers on your mobile phone under the name ICE (In Case of Emergency)...
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BURNS FIRST AID KIT COMPETITION

Win a Burns First Aid Kit with everything you need for the immediate treatment of burns
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HEYFORDIAN TRAVEL CHOOSE OCFA

Heyfordian Travel decide to enrol ALL their drivers onto our Emergency First Aid At Work For Drivers courses.
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IS YOUR BUSINESS ADEQUATELY INSURED?

Failure to prove that you have complied with health and safety practices could invalidate your insurance...
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HINTS & TIPS: TREATING HYPOTHERMIA

How to treat people suffering from the effects of severe cold.
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CATERING FIRST AID KIT COMPETITION

Win a complete Catering First Aid Kit
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CASE STUDY - SAVING A LIFE

Fortunately, Kay was trained by the Oxford College of First Aid in Paediatric First Aid...
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DOES YOUR BUSINESS NEED FIRST AID COVER?

Some professions have a higher duty of care to ensure they have adequate emergency first aid cover...
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HINTS & TIPS: COOL BURNS FOR 15 MINUTES

How to treat scalds and burns received from touching hot objects (not chemical burns)
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FIRST AID KIT COMPETITION

Win a complete First Aid Kit with plasters, pads, all sizes of bandages, scissors, safety pins etc.
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