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Ruth Farmer Training
Warrington, North West
Pulling together through training!
Interests: Ruth Farmer – A little about me! I have been running my own business “ Ruth Farmer Training” as a Training Consultant since 1997. My clients are from the Public and Private sector, which continues to offer me constant new challenges. I originally studied an HND in Hotel and Catering Management, once completed I started as a Trainee Manager for British Home Stores. This lead me to specialise in Personnel Management in the Retail sector. After a number of years, I was offered an opportunity to merge my knowledge and expertise by working for a major food manufacturer as a Personnel & Training Manager. From here I took on a large part of the factory training myself and gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise. The next stage was for me to set up my own business and offer a range of Food Safety, Health & Safety and Supervisory/ Management training. I work hard to ensure my courses are fun, participative and informative. I try to tailor make the information to meet the needs of my clients and ensure delegates meet their own objectives. Comments from sample course evaluation forms: • Great course. Thank you • I learned a lot and enjoyed it! • A better knowledge of how to lift things without putting myself in danger • I learnt things that I need to know to help me in my job • A lot of interesting and relevant information • Ruth makes the training relaxed and is easy going and friendly
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First Aid Training is compliant with the UK and European Resuscitation and First Aid Guidelines. Here are a few updates to ensure you are on the pulse! Sorry about the pun. Sepsis has been added to the syllabus for Level 3 First Aid at Work and Paediatric First Aid. Sepsis... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at Ruth Farmer Training
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Listeria has tragically been in the media recently, linked to eating sandwiches in certain NHS hospitals. So what do you know about Listeria? It's full title is Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria infection (also known as listeriosis) is uncommon but it can cause death in at-risk people, such as the elderly and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at Ruth Farmer Training
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OH WHAT FUN I'VE HAD researching Christmas accidents. On a serious note however, I have found a few websites with the 12 Injuries of Christmas. How festive can I get! HO HO HO. There seems to be a common theme on electrics and Christmas lights, falling off ladders or falling... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at Ruth Farmer Training
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After hearing this on the radio last month, I made a mental note to research this and penciled the topic in for a newsletter. So here goes on the APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY..... "Several studies have found an association between apple consumption and reduced risk of cancer,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at Ruth Farmer Training
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The European and UK Resuscitation Council started Restart the Heart Day last year, to encourage members of the public to have an awareness of resuscitation techniques and about cardiac arrest. Take time out next week on the 16th October to ensure your staff First Aid training is up to date... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at Ruth Farmer Training
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In December 2014 the Food Information Regulations came into force, aiming to give the two million people in Britain with allergies more confidence to buy food and eat out. The media coverage over the last 2 weeks about Pret a Manger, has brought this to our attention again. Two tragic... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at Ruth Farmer Training
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In January 2018, Forth conducted a survey to gather facts about stress levels across the UK. Forth were all too aware of the impact a high-pressure lifestyle can have on mental and physical wellbeing. Stress is a widespread issue, so the survey was based on a 2000-strong study group from... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at Ruth Farmer Training
Are you sick of companies emailing you about GDPR - when you are not exactly sure what that stands for - so am I! This new legislation comes into force on 25th May 2018. So what is it? The short answer is public concern over privacy. The GDPR replaces the... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at Ruth Farmer Training
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What a title - sounds like a fictional story. Unfortunately this has been in all the media this last week. Government scientists have found that seven in ten oysters sold in the UK are laced with the toxic norovirus — the winter vomiting bug. Having delved a little deeper into... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at Ruth Farmer Training
I love my job and meeting fabulous people. These comments were made after a 1 day Level 3 Emergency First Aid course and comments like this make it really worthwhile! Thank you to all my customers. Dear Ruth Thank you so very much for your training last week - it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Ruth Farmer Training
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Are you up to date on changes for Health and Safety Signage? OLD SIGNAGE NEW SIGNAGE The new diamond sign, is in line with International signage so will be recognised worldwide. The British Heart Foundation recommend the sign to be displayed with a Defibrillator should encourage anyone to use them... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Ruth Farmer Training
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Maybe not the "picture" kind of flexible! Well certainly I couldn't do that at the gym! Blended learning is a mix of classroom sessions and learning independently from a workbook. There are lots of reasons this style of training works: Not enough hours in the day? Sometimes businesses are short... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Ruth Farmer Training
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As you know if you have been on one of my courses, I think the more people with First Aid Knowledge the better. Sharing information to all walks of life may help someone in an emergency situation. Recently I have been asked to run some short courses for parents, to... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Ruth Farmer Training
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Despite what we have believed for years, the use of socket covers, to protect children from an electrical sockets, is now not recommended. NHS warns: “Socket inserts should not be used in health or social care premises, nor supplied for use in a home or residence. Any socket inserts currently... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Ruth Farmer Training
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Yes from January 2017 all courses must include defibrillator training. As you know I like to be up to date and ahead of the game, so I have been doing this for a long time already, but expect to see it for any Level 2 or Level 3 First Aid... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Ruth Farmer Training
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Yes it is that time of year again when if you haven't got a winter cold you may have the Norovirus, nicely or aptly named the "Winter Vomiting Bug". This year the numbers in the UK have soared and reported cases in October 2016, were 29 per cent up on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Ruth Farmer Training
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2017 is a big year for Ruth Farmer Training; I set up my business in 1997, yes she has been talking for a full 20 years. How does that not surprise you! All the time I have been training I have been a Centre and Trainer for the Chartered Institute... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Ruth Farmer Training
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Risk Assessment is not all about Health and Safety nowadays. Risk assessment is about providing the correct and appropriate level of training for your staff. I am often asked to recommend what level of training is correct a business. The HSE have produced a great way to look at your... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Ruth Farmer Training
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The Millie's Mark is available for Nurseries to apply for from August 2016. Shout about your level of commitment for a full compliment of well trained staff in Paediatric First Aid. To find out more about courses go to Contact Me on the top line to get in touch for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Ruth Farmer Training
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Over the last month or so retailers have been in the press and have been been forced to carry out widespread product recalls. Rum was withdrawn from sale due to glass fragments, chocolate and cakes with plastic, products incorrectly labelled for allergens and yoghurt with salmonella. These items are generally... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Ruth Farmer Training
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A big thank you to all my delegates for opening up and sharing information with others on my courses. This makes courses fun and helpful for all deleages including me. Recently Holly from Butterflies Nursery in Latchford, Warrington and a lovely gentleman Mark Bayliss shared these and I really liked... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Ruth Farmer Training
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Every 5 years the European Resuscitation Council (ERC), Resuscitation Council UK and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation review the latest research and release updated guidelines. This year, for the first time in history, the ERC has also produced guidelines for first aid. 2015 Guidelines. "Shouting for help" is no... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at Ruth Farmer Training
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Traditionally COSHH (Control of Substance Hazardous to Health) Risk assessment is done for products classed as "Hazardous to health". We wash our hand everyday, use hand sanitiser as well throughout the day and wash up as often, therefore these are not classed as harmful....but are they? They are not labelled... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at Ruth Farmer Training
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New rules were introduced in December 2014, aimed at giving the two million people in Britain with allergies more confidence to buy food and eat out. The Food Standards Agency said when the law came into force: “It is hoped the new laws will reduce the number of reactions caused... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at Ruth Farmer Training
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I have recently run a Level 3 in Health and Safety and wanted to make sure I was up to date and sounding intelligent! I had a look at the HSE website and was really impressed at how they displayed the accident statistics and how the the manual handling guidelines... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Ruth Farmer Training