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ABTECH, OUTREACH RESCUE & ORMS are proud to announce that they have joined the CRESTO GROUP, SWE.

Taking further steps in ensuring resilience and expanding our place in Europe as leaders in fall protection, specialist rescue, industrial safety and clinical education. 

CRESTO GROUP, consists of CRESTO, AAK SAFETY, RESQ and SAFE TIME. The group, is a global market leader in fall safety equipment and services and is part of the Workplace Safety division within BERGMAN & BEVING.

This arrangement further consolidates our position as specialists and leaders in the provision of equipment, training and services to industry, emergency services and other organisations 

“We are very much looking forward to joining Bergman & Beving and Cresto Group and together drive development in safety at heights and rescue”, says the majority seller Ian Jones. “Our operations and culture fit well into Bergman & Beving’s business model, where entrepreneurial companies can continue to develop with active support from a strong owner”.

“Abtech’s and Outreach’s strong position in the United Kingdom and deep product knowledge and long experience within safety at heights, safety in confined spaces as well as safety on and around water, complement the business, goals and objectives of Cresto Group”, says Patrik Malterling, CEO of Cresto Group.

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COVID Latest

We have updated our Coronavirus Webpage with the latest measures we are taking to provide you with as safe an environment as possible with regards to Coronavirus transmission.

Highlights include:

  • We are still open for delivery of courses if:
  1. You are a Key Worker (remember this isn’t just emergency services, please contact us if you’re unsure)
  2. Your course is required for you to perform your job role
  3. Your course cannot be delivered in a different way or time
  • Our screening processes now include Lateral Flow Testing – All attendees will require this test from 01/02/2021 (for the rules and regs on this please see our Coronavirus webpage)
  • We are continuing to adapt some courses for online delivery where appropriate.

We are constantly having to adapt our approach in response to latest evidence and government advice / legistlation. We understand that this can be confusing or frustrating but we hope that you understand why this is necessary. If you have any questions please read our Coronavirus Webpage and contact us if you’re not sure.

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Leaving Lockdown

We’re preparing for coming out of Lockdown at last.  You will notice a number of changes to the way we do things and the services we offer, in an effort to adapt to “the new normal”.

We will be following all safety advice and best practice, and there will be hygiene stations in all buildings, training areas and vehicles.

We will be limiting numbers on site to enable us to meet all social distancing requirements during our training periods and outside of them for those staying with us. This will mean that we cannot provide the same number of programmes on site that we usually do.

Offsite, client premises training will also be available from the same time, again subject to travel permissions and with all risk assessments in place.

Watch this space for more news…

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COVID-19 Statement – Education Announcement

In light of the current UK government guidance with regards, COVID-19, social distancing, education establishments, etc. We regret to inform you that all students currently studying with ORMS on our Paramedic Programmes will be placed on Temporary Suspension of Studies until 1st September 2020. 

This applies to both of our programmes, across all cohorts and years and will commence at 17:00hrs Friday 20th March 2020. 

It has been a difficult decision to stop your studies mid-semester, but this is a unique and rapidly changing outbreak and is unprecedented in terms of the impact it is having on almost every aspect of life in the UK at the moment. 

We recognise that this will be a disappointment to our students and that you may have questions with regards to this announcement. You will also understand that ORMS is working incredibly hard to minimise the impact that this will have on everyone. So, we would like to make an appeal to all students and practice educators, please ask any questions through the following link to minimise the impact that this will have on the office through phone calls: 

We will, of course, continue to monitor the situation and if matters change then we will make further announcements.  We will also be in touch closer to September to inform each student of their new module dates and timetables when we restart.

In the meantime, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your understanding and look forwards to seeing you all again very soon.

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COVID19 Statement

As you would expect, ORMS has been keeping a close eye on all information published by UK Government as the COVID19 Pandemic has been developing.

It is important to us, that we look after students and visitors to ORMS as well as our own staff. Therefore, we are posting our own information on our website, seeking to ensure that students, visitors and staff are kept informed of our stance on this developing situation.

We will post updates as we go but please do not rely on our information as your source. Please ensure you follow the latest advice from UK Government and get your information from trusted sources such as the Coronavirus Page on the NHS website.


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Black Friday Deals

We have the following Black Friday deals, there are limited spaces available so act quickly to take advantage of these offers.

50% off – Essentials of Advanced Airway Management £180, £90

  • 9th January 2020
  • 14th May 2020

50% off – Difficult Airway Course: EMS £260, £130

  • 9th-10th January 2020
  • 14th-15th May 2020

10% off – Prehospital Trauma Life Support 9th Edition £450, £405

  • 7th-8th January 2020
  • 12th-13th May 2020

Call now to take advantage of these deals and secure your space

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Join the Team

Exciting News Here at ORMS

Due to the amount of courses we are now delivering and the exciting projects we are currently working on we are inviting you to express an interest if you would like to join our team of clinical tutors.

ORMS clinical tutors are expected to maintain their knowledge and skills by remaining current in their area of practice, therefore, we maintain a bank of tutors to ensure that we have the very best faculty available to meet the needs of our students.

We deliver courses from First Aid level through to Degree level Paramedicine and our current projects will see us delivering Masters level courses in the future.

So, if you have a passion for high-quality clinical care, strive for excellence in teaching and would like to join our team delivering courses in North Wales, the UK and Internationally then please complete the form below with a brief description of your credentials.

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Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny has hacked our website and has hidden three Easter Eggs among its pages. The Easter Eggs total over £1000 worth of discounts on our ORMS Trauma Experience 19th – 23rd August 2019. Each egg can only be used only once so the race is on. Be the first to find an egg and use it to book onto the week and you will secure the discount for yourself. Hurry, hurry, hurry, before someone else uses it! ]]>

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Courses for responders in Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Environments

Bridging models for HEMT and FREC qualifications

We have been working closely with Qualsafe Awards (QA) to provide ORMS students with a clear and concise pathway to gaining Ofqual regulated prehospital care qualifications, which will also provide FREC Learners with a route to progress into a career in Hazardous or Non-Hazardous medical response.

Dual Qualification

We can now offer our students the opportunity to achieve certification in one or both awards (by sitting some additional components):

  • Hazardous Environment First Aid (HEFA) students can also work towards the QA Level 3 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) (L3 FREC)
  • Hazardous Environment First Responder (HEFR) students can also work towards the QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) (L4 FREC)
  • Hazardous Environment Medical Technician (HEMT) can also work towards the QA Level 5 Diploma in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) (L5 FREUC)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Bridging Models

Students can now apply for RPL against either qualification; if successful they will need to attend a short bridging model (see table) to achieve the additional qualification.

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*1 – The 1-week HEMT to L5 FREUC Bridging course will consist of:

  • Management of medical emergencies in ‘domestic settings’
  • Management of trauma emergencies in ‘domestic settings’
  • Moving and handling in the prehospital care environment
  • Academic research and writing skills
  • Theory and practical assessments including witness testimony, Learner workbook, invigilated exam, poster presentation and observed practical assessments.

*2 – The 1-week L5 FREUC to HEMT Bridging course will consist of:

  • Management of medical emergencies in ‘hazardous environments’
  • Management of trauma emergencies in ‘hazardous environments’
  • Moving and handling considerations for care in ‘hazardous environments’
  • Human factors in hazardous environment emergency care 
  • Theory and practical HEMT assessments in a Hazardous Environment

More Information

Qualsafe Awards (QA) Prehospital Care Qualifications

The QA FREC courses are specifically designed for those seeking a career in the NHS or private ambulance services as an emergency care assistant, intermediate ambulance practitioner, event medical provider, associate practitioner or healthcare assistant.  They are also ideal for those who are looking to work within the event and security medical sector.

ORMS Hazardous Environment Medical Courses

The ORMS Hazardous Environment courses are specifically designed for those providing medical care in hazardous or austere environments.  They provide the learner with the same knowledge and skills expected in non-hazardous environments but ensure that the learner is prepared for the challenges faced in these non-standard areas of practice.

Originally designed to meet the needs of those working in Search and Rescue (SAR) Helicopters, the courses would also be appropriate for those working in the event medical sector, lowland SAR, Mountain Rescue, Military, Police and Fire & Rescue services.

This suite of courses is utilised nationally and internationally by SAR Helicopter providers as it is highly focused on the provision of care whilst understanding the physical constraints that the environment may impose.