At Blueguard Middle East, we offer a range of first aid training courses, depending on your personal or professional requirements as well as your skill set level. Whether you require an online first aid course or an actual first aid license and first aid certificate to administer first aid in your workplace, you can choose to complete our courses online, in-person or as a blended learning option to find the solution that is right for you.
The whole purpose of learning First Aid is to give you the confidence, skills, and knowledge to take immediate action and provide support and assistance if an emergency was to take place. The goal of administering first aid is to be able to stabilize an individual’s condition and prevent it from worsening until professional medical help arrives. At Blueguard ME, we create awareness that if cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is performed and an automated external defibrillator (AED) is used within 3-5 minutes of a cardiac arrest, a person’s survival rate will jump from 6% – 74%.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) approximately every 40 seconds someone will have a heart attack. In other words, anyone, anywhere at any time can experience an emergency. This can happen at home, in day to day life, or the workplace. Equipping yourself with the right tools and knowledge of what to do, can be the difference between the life and death of an individual you choose to help. Statistics have shown that people die of heart attacks younger in the UAE than the rest of the world with the average age being 42. Learning an emergency first aid course will empower you to take lifesaving action where a fatality can be prevented with the knowledge of first aid.
Blueguard ME offers a range of first aid training courses that begin at the most basic level for the general public and progressively advance to more specialized programs, such as workplace first aid training, or Wilderness first aid training.
Our Team works to train and certify first aiders across the United Arab Emirates. We train the everyday people who are most likely to save lives. First aiders are not just nominated office employees, they are also parents, teachers, nannies, childminders, personal trainers, coaches, shop assistants, security personnel, nurses, and lifeguards. They can be anyone who comes into contact with other members of the public. First Aiders are all of us. The decisions first aiders take and the skills they use in the moments following an incident are often a matter of life and death. We make sure they know what to do before the ambulance arrives.
At Blueguard ME, the equivalent of Basic First Aid training would be our course on “Basic Life Support & use of an AED”. Included in this course are the skills & tools that will give you the confidence to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the correct use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) on an adult in distress. You will be able to deal with life-threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrest, choking, or drowning. We are firm believers that basic first aid training is a skill set that everyone should know. This is a valuable qualification for anyone who wishes to be prepared to respond to a medical emergency whether in a professional setting or in your personal life. Learning basic first aid training through our Basic Life Support & use of an AED qualification can be the difference between life and death for an individual you choose to help.
If you have taken the time to learn a first aid course then part of the process is that you will be assessed so that you will receive a first aid certificate. A first aid certificate adds value in so many ways. Obtaining a first aid certificate means that you have been certified to know what to do in the event of an emergency. You have the confidence to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the correct use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) on an individual in distress. You also will be able to know what to do if you encounter someone with external bleeding, who is in shock or has minor injuries. Not only will you make a positive impact within your communities, by preparing yourself if an emergency was to occur, but you also could increase your chances of employability. Organizations always look to see whether individuals have a drive for continual learning and professional development. Taking the time to learn a first aid course demonstrates that you have a duty of care for yourself and the people around you. If you are interested in volunteer work, a first aid certificate will increase your chances of working with an organization such as the Dubai Corporation of Ambulance (DCAS). It is a government mandate for professionals in healthcare, education, sports, and hospitality to do first aid training and obtain a first aid certificate.
At Blueguard ME, we offer a variety of first aid training courses to best suit your requirements, both professionally and personally. Each individual First Aid course duration will depend on the first aid course you choose. The first aid courses range from 7 hours to 3 days, depending on the course you choose. All courses are offered in person, or as blended learning and upon successful completion of the first aid course you do with Blueguard ME, you will receive your certification & license within 24 hours.
At Blueguard ME, all of our first aid certificates are valid for three years from their date of issue, except for Wilderness First Aid, which is valid for two years. Even though your certificate is valid for three years, we still recommend refreshing your first aid skills and knowledge every year, so that you are always up to speed with the most advanced tools and techniques if an emergency were to take place and you were to offer assistance. Once your certificate is up for renewal or even if your certificate is still valid, we offer refresher courses for each of the first aid training courses at Blueguard ME.
Although the original certificate you receive once you complete a first aid course with Blueguard ME has an expiry date of three years from the date of issue, the actual knowledge and skills you learn from a first aid training course will never expire. As with any course or training that exists in this day and age, the learnings evolve and improve over time due to technological advancements globally. The fundamental components of actual first aid training remain the same.
Yes, At Blueguard ME we offer three types of first aid courses online:
You will receive an e-certificate of completion instantly upon successfully completing any of these three online First Aid courses at Blueguard ME. If you wish to obtain a first aid license, then you will have to come to our in-person first aid training course as there will be a practical assessment that must be done in person to obtain a license.
Online CPR certification is valid as pre-learning for the blended learning courses that Blueguard ME offers. At Blueguard ME, you can choose to complete any of our three online first aid courses: Online Emergency First Aid at Work, Online First Aid at Work and Online Pediatric First Aid. Upon successful completion of an online first aid course with Blueguard ME, you will receive an e-certificate instantly.
The best way to completely understand and be able to administer the tools & skills of first aid in a real-life scenario would be to complete our in-person Emergency First Aid and use of an AED and CPR for all ages course.
The practical techniques you will learn in-person will be more effective than any online theory can ever provide for you. The practical techniques you will learn could possibly be the difference between life and death, if you were to administer aid in an emergency situation. Upon successful completion of our in-person first aid course, you will also receive a valid first aid license which is recognized by The Dubai Corporation of Ambulance (DCAS).
Upon successful completion of a first aid training course with Blueguard ME, you will receive a certificate and license that are valid for three years. If you work in a high-risk environment or a job that involves frequent exposure to potential hazards, you may want to refresh your first aid training more often. It is a good idea to refresh your training if you have not used your skills in a while or if there have been significant updates or changes to first aid practices.
At Blueguard ME, we recommend that you refresh your first aid training at least once a year. This way, you will constantly be up to speed with the most advanced skills and knowledge of administering first aid, if you were ever to assist in an emergency situation.
The support you give could be the difference between life and death.