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Restart a Heart Day 2019 is Coming!

To celebrate this year’s World Restart a Heart Day on 16th October 2019, we will once again be running our #Qualsafelifesavers competition with a fantastic prize to be won!

How can you be involved?

If you are taking part in this year’s event and want to be in with a chance of winning a Laerdal Little Anne Manikin and £250 worth of Amazon vouchers, simply follow these instructions:

  • Share your best photos or videos of you participating in Restart a Heart Day 2019 on either your Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn posts.
  • Remember to use the hashtag #Qualsafelifesavers

All entries received by Friday 18th October 2019 will be entered into our prize draw, with a winner being selected at random on Monday 21st October 2019.

Don’t forget – Before taking part in the event, the RCUK kindly asks that you fill in a short survey to help keep track of how many people are being trained on the day. What’s more, the RCUK is challenging training providers across the UK to have their photos taken at various iconic locations whilst delivering their training courses, so why not get involved!

For more information, please visit the Restart a Heart Day 2019 website or download your invitation letter from the Resuscitation Council UK here.

T&Cs apply.


Introducing e-certificates!

We are delighted to announce that from 1st May 2019, we will be introducing e-certificates for all our qualifications. This service is free of charge for all of our Centres and is completely flexible!

Why use e-certificates?

  • Get certificates immediately after results are submitted*
  • Make huge savings by cutting down on your postage costs
  • Reduce administrative burden by spending less time sending out certificates
  • Reduce your company’s environmental footprint
  • Access Learner certificates 24/7
  • Send certificates directly to Learners or employers with just the click of a button!

We understand that some Centres may still wish to receive printed certificates, so rest assured that this service will still be available to you at no additional cost. You will be able to continue to select printed certificates for whichever courses or Learners you like, allowing you to perfectly meet the differing needs of your customers.

What are our customers saying?

“A brilliant system! It has saved so much time and is so easy to use.”
GEM Compliance

“Oh WOW – I am so impressed – what a fabulous system you guys have! Qualsafe Awards are streaks ahead of other providers.”
Ronin SA

“I love this functionality! A great time-saving change.”
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust

“We initially wanted to trial e-certificates for just the Emergency First Aid at Work course, but we have now asked for the option to be added across all qualifications.”
HDP Education and Training

“The transition to the new system has been seamless. It reduces our carbon footprint, makes the process for our learners quicker and reduces our outgoings. Thank you Qualsafe Awards for the introduction of this service!”
The First Aid Box Training Solutions

* Subject to a Centre’s Direct Claims Status and any required actions.


We’re at this year’s Trauma Care conference!

Qualsafe Awards is delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at this year’s Trauma Care Conference from 3rd – 5th March 2019!

As a high profile event in the UK trauma field, this year’s conference focuses on ‘From Injury to Recovery, Linking the Chain of Survival’; with each day covering a variety of different specialities from a range of distinguished speakers.

Throughout the event, our team of industry experts will be showcasing some of our First Aid qualifications, as well as our renowned First Response Emergency Care (FREC) qualifications. So, if you are attending this year’s event, be sure to stop by and say hello – we look forward to seeing you there!


Children in England to be taught First Aid and CPR

Did you know that last week Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, confirmed that CPR will be added to the school curriculum in England? 

The new proposals will see first aid and CPR being added to the curriculum as part of the Department for Education’s (DfE) plan to strengthen teaching of health, sex and relationships education in England from 2020.

With out of hospital cardiac arrest survival rates being up to three times higher in countries where first aid is taught in schools compared to the UK, this decisive move could see thousands of lives saved each year.

The change follows years of tireless campaigning to get first aid and CPR onto the curriculum. A key player in which has been Qualsafe’s Medical Director and Vice-President to the Resuscitation Council (UK), Dr. Andrew Lockey, as well as other organisations including the British Heart Foundation, St John Ambulance and the British Red Cross.

Here at Qualsafe, we are overjoyed to see that all young people in England will have been taught basic first aid and CPR, including the use of defibrillators by the time they leave secondary school. Paramedic and leading author of the UK’s No.1 range of first aid training books, Nigel Barraclough, had the following to say:

“It is great to see that this landmark decision is now becoming a reality and thousands of secondary school pupils across the country will be trained in valuable life-saving CPR and first aid. Norway has been teaching CPR in schools for many years and the increase in bystander CPR is the main reason that they have survival rates as high as 25% compared to the UK’s 10%. By providing school children with the opportunity to learn these valuable skills, this is a significant step towards improving cardiac survival rates in the UK.”


Qualsafe voted the UK’s Best Business (SME) 2018 by the Best Business Awards!

We are delighted to announce that Qualsafe has been voted the UK’s Best Business (SME) 2018 by the Best Business Awards!

The Best Business Awards attracts a wide range of organisations from across all sectors, from large international companies and public sector organisations to dynamic and innovative SMEs. As one of the UK’s highest profile awards, we are incredibly proud to have won this prestigious accolade as it speaks volumes about the quality and integrity of our organisation.

“Qualsafe is an agile, innovative publishing and qualifications company that has raised standards of training in first aid, health and safety and pre-hospital treatment to platinum level.”

As an innovative organisation, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the highest quality publications and qualifications, as well as being dedicated to improving the standards of training in the UK. Our customers’ needs are at the heart of everything we do, and our commitment to continually push boundaries has seen us develop new and innovative products, as well as qualifications in order to ensure our customers have everything they need to deliver platinum standard training.

An independent panel of judges had the following to say:

“By bringing out award-winning and market-leading new training products and qualifications, Qualsafe has seen strong, steady growth. Its e-learning for first aid trainers is exceptional and ensures that they are kept up-to-date with new practices. Well done to Qualsafe for raising standards in first response training and helping to save more lives.”

From all the team here at Qualsafe, we would like to extend a special thank you to all of our customers, whose continued support has been a key factor in us winning this prestigious award.