First Aid & Food Hygiene Training Courses

Summary of idea

We want to deliver two Emergency First Aid courses, they will be delivered by a registered trainer covering:

  • Emergency Procedure (how to handle the situation from finding the casualty to waiting for help to arrive) 
  • Seizures
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Choking
  • Bleeds
  • Shock
  • Contents of a First Aid Kit
  • Roles and responsibilities.

We also want to deliver one Elementary Food Hygiene course delivered by a trainer registered with RHEIS as advised by Highland Council Environmental Health Department. Organisations want to open up their village halls/church halls to the local community over the winter. Offering a warm space and soup/lunch. To be able to do this the advice from Environmental Health is that groups would have to register and have a food safety management system for this. The registration is free and they will have to set up a food safety management system. 

The courses have been identified by organisations contacting us asking where can the access this training.

Amount requested 

£2,700 (the total amount available for all ideas is £32,000)

Name of organisation

Caithness Voluntary Group

Where this will take place

Rural Caithness and Wick

Why the contribution is important

Each application for this fund is to meet the criteria set out by the project Steering Group. More information about the project and the Steering Group is available here

The idea will support the following broad theme(s) to make a difference locally:

  • Safety and wellbeing - including mental health: Making sure that everyone in Caithness has the chance to lead safe, healthy, active lives.
  • Poverty and inequality - including tackling cost of living, fuel poverty and transport: Reduce the harms caused by poverty and inequality, and improve dignity for anyone experiencing poverty.


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by InsightEngagement_PoliceScotland on November 09, 2022 at 05:20PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.4
Based on: 40 votes


  • Posted by Tubthumper November 28, 2022 at 22:07

    Very necessary training.
  • Posted by R2809 November 29, 2022 at 17:33

    Wick has a lot of elderly people, so it stands to good reason that ordinary civilians be trained and ready to help save lives, and/or assist in general first aid. The food hygiene aspect is also a great idea to help local "soup kitchens" be safe and successful.
  • Posted by Keisser November 29, 2022 at 20:33

    This will be great for people working and for communities.
  • Posted by JayJay November 30, 2022 at 09:27

    It's important that support worker's have the necessary qualifications
  • Posted by Cathpat November 30, 2022 at 09:34

    Fully supportive, First aid essential for the community
  • Posted by Work2getherCaithness December 06, 2022 at 11:36

    It is crucial that people working with others, whether paid or voluntary, especially those working with groups of people, are properly trained, not only in the role in which they undertake, but also in looking after people in the event of a 'first aid' situation arising. It is also important that these people are correctly trained in regard to food safety and hygiene, as it affords them the opportunity to supply refreshments to enhance the services they provide
  • Posted by charles December 16, 2022 at 20:20

    First aid is such a good skill to have, the opertunity to learn food hygiene is a must for many jobs now a days , so if CVG could offer these skills to learn, that would be excellent
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