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Health & Safety, First Aid, HR & Employment Law Experts

Supporting your business to build legally-compliant and safe systems with happy and productive teams.

The Hive Collaborative offers professional & personalised services in H&S, HR, Employment Law, Occupational Health Screening and OH Management Referrals. All of our services are delivered by experienced, highly-motivated and committed professionals. We also offer an extensive range of e-learning courses in Safety; including Fire Warden, Manual Handling, COSHH, HAVS, Abrasive Wheels, Working at Height or Confined Spaces, the full range of Food Safety courses and many more. Click here to go to our Health & Safety e-Learning page.

Our company name, the Hive Collaborative was chosen by our team to represent a collaboration of experts, all working together to achieve one goal, which is the successful completion of the project you assign us to. This reminds us of ‘bees in a hive’.

Our service offerings of, professional advice, user friendly technology and practical hands-on consultancy and training” will empower you to manage all of your safety and human resource challenges. Therefore enabling you to concentrate more on achieving your commercial objectives.

The Hive Collaborative
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Keely SimpsonKeely Simpson
15:23 28 Nov 23
Excellent 1st aid course, well laid out, good resources. Best 1st aid course I have attended. Emma was excellent
A GredzinskiA Gredzinski
14:24 15 Sep 23
First aid course was excellent trainer was very helpful and helped me learn a lot very happy
Gary WainwrightGary Wainwright
14:25 11 Sep 23
Been on first aid course.Trainer has expert knowledge and centre is great place with great facilities.
jeni jonesjeni jones
14:36 05 Sep 23
Such a good training session and I felt comforted and confident to administrate first aide in the future. Was apprehensive but thought it was great.
Kathy DouglasKathy Douglas
14:35 05 Sep 23
Very informative and have learnt loads on the course. Very friendly and welcoming. Made the learning fun as well.
Claire RobertsClaire Roberts
14:35 05 Sep 23
Completed the pediatric first aid course today, it was well delivered, informative and interesting. I now feel confident that i could handle any situations I'd need to within my workplace, thank you
Lisa HughesLisa Hughes
13:19 04 Jul 23
Was nervous attending after years of no training but once I was there the assessors were very kind and reassuring and put me at ease.The course was very in depth and made sense.The training group was small which was more comfortable and relatable with each other.The building was clean and modern and the free coffee was an added bonus. Thank you for two days if learning
simon williamssimon williams
13:14 04 Jul 23
Completed first aid course today. Absolutely brilliant course! Dr Emma Poyner was a great trainer. The course is well paced and fun to be part of. I highly recommend to anyone who is looking for first aid training.
Leah MorrisLeah Morris
14:37 02 May 23
Really informative course, lovely trainer. Thank you for helping me to refresh the important skills required.
Stephen cainStephen cain
14:31 04 Apr 23
Excellent experience and a calm and professional approach to a course that will save a life with the training provided, would recommend to all .
Martyn SpenceMartyn Spence
14:31 04 Apr 23
Great course learned a lot course was well delivered and the people are great also the online learning was giod
Steve JonesSteve Jones
14:44 07 Mar 23
I really enjoyed the course, I really learnt a lot, the lecturers were very knowledgable and calm and patient, I would defo aptly recommend anyone to do this course
Sam RidgewaySam Ridgeway
14:43 07 Mar 23
Excellent delivery of a 3 day first aid course with all the information you need. Plenty of practical to test your skills and knowledge, giving confidence to perform first aid in the workplace, at home or in public.
Paul GriffithsPaul Griffiths
14:32 17 Jan 23
Excellent course highly recommended, Emma is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and delivered the course content with enthusiasm.
Ashleigh EvansAshleigh Evans
15:42 29 Nov 22
Excellent deliverance of the First Aid course! For being so intense and a lot of information to cover, the trainers made it very fun! I can now say that I feel more confident if I ever have to come across a first aid situation.Highly recommend☺️
Kara RobertsKara Roberts
15:39 29 Nov 22
Modern and clean offices with polite and well trained first aiders! They were very polite and knowledgeable, i felt at ease approaching them with any questions and feel like i have my confidence back as a first aider Highly recommended 👌
Catherine DaviesCatherine Davies
08:50 23 Sep 22
I have just completed a first aid at work course here and could not of been any happier. All the staff were very welcoming & helpful, it was a great office space with amenities. I have done many first aid courses in the past with various providers & I can honestly say this is the best one I have attended. I loved that it was a smaller group, therefore we could have discussions/ask questions, and it made the practical side much easier than previous courses as Ian (the instructor) could watch what we were doing on a more 1-1 basis and guide us if we went wrong. Also, it was great that Ian was a working paramedic, therefore he had so many personal scenarios that he could share with the group relating to the topic we were covering, it was really nice to have someone who does this on a day-to-day basis, rather than previous providers who have taught for a long time, rather than working on the job.Overall I would 100% recommend and I will be making sure all our operatives at work use The Hive 🙂 Many Thanks.
Grace ElizabethGrace Elizabeth
13:33 13 Sep 22
I loved doing my first aid course here, the staff is so lovely and I love the relaxed atmosphere, the building is well organised and extremely tidy and clean. The trainer Emma helped me and my colleague throughout the entire course, i will definitely be going here for my training in the future. 🤍
Vicky FoxVicky Fox
20:09 25 Aug 22
Attended the first aid refresher course on Wednesday, Emma the trainer was brilliant, very knowledgeable, made the course interesting, explained things well.
Devon GregoryDevon Gregory
11:27 13 Jul 22
What a positive experience, had a course with work and was very nervous and not great with first aid items. Ian was fantastic, so helpful and knowledge. He made it fun and I can now hopefully save a life.
Sarah WhitbySarah Whitby
10:33 21 Jun 22
Brilliant course, attended with my 6m old and it was really baby friendly. Relaxed but very informative. Emma was so knowledgeable and it was really good to get hands on practice with mannequins. Would definitely recommend!!
Jelena SlivenkoJelena Slivenko
14:05 12 May 22
The course was very interesting, enjoyable and helpful. We covered a lot of different aspects with combination of role play and videos. Our trainer Binny has big experience and excellent professional skills and made us feel ease and guided through the course.
debbie hillierdebbie hillier
17:17 20 Apr 22
I did Paediatric first aid course today and also did the top up online course. The online course was easy to navigate and could do it at my own pace which worked around my working shifts.Then I did the face to face course today. Ian Bennington was friendly down to earth and professional, he put us at ease straight away. He explained everything clearly and made sure we understood what to do.Highly recommended
Kersha SKersha S
02:23 02 Apr 22
Throughout the years I have taken various first aid courses, however as a first time mum I decided to take the paediatric first aid course so I could learn first aid techniques specifically for babies and children. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the course but it far exceeded any expectations I had. The course was well organized and the instructor Dr Emma was brilliant. This is the first time I’ve had a medical professional teach me a first aid course and I can honestly said it made such a difference in how the course was taught. Dr Emma broke the first aid course down into simple and easy techniques to remember and I felt a lot more prepared and confident by the end of the class. Highly recommend this class!
Nicci DeffeeNicci Deffee
14:47 22 Mar 22
Fantastic day - very informative with plenty of hands on practice. Receiving first aid training by a trained medical professional really made the difference. Highly recommended
Nic MilnerNic Milner
15:20 01 Mar 22
Excellent training provider. I did a First Aid at work course with The Hive Collaborative and it was informative and delivered professionally by professionals within the medical sector. Highly recommended.
sims4 worldsims4 world
14:29 15 Jan 22
It was a pleasure to spend a Saturday having fun whilst also learning how to deal with accident/medical emergencies that can happen within the setting I work.Emma and Imogen kept a good pace and had fun.I now feel comfortable and confident to deal with anything that could occur within my setting and look forward to seeing them again to refresh and retrain

Health & Safety Consultancy & Training

We provide a Health & Safety Consultancy service to a wide range of businesses. These comprise sole traders, SMEs to PLCs organisations.

We also offer face to face, virtual and online (H&S e-Learning) Health & Safety training. This includes:

  • IOSH Managing Safely, (Face to Face & Virtual);
  • H&S Manager Training, COSHH, Manual Handling, Fire Safety & Warden Training (Face to Face & e-Learning);
  • Working at Height, HACCP Level 2, Behavioural Safety, Noise Awareness (e-Learning).

Find out more about our Health & Safety Consultancy & Training

Health and Safety Awareness training

HR Consultancy & Training

HR Management is a time-consuming and difficult job for small to medium sized businesses that don’t have the luxury of in-house HR Professionals. Are you?

  • Faced with difficult people management problems ; grievance or disciplinary, conflict at work and getting worried and struggling with the complexities of employment law?
  • Having to conduct an Employee Investigation? Concerned about Tribunals?
  • Need to reduce your time spent on day to day HR tasks and duties?
  • Unsure how to handle sickness absence & other HR requests?
  • Knowing when to ask for help from another professional, e.g., a Mediator or Occupational Health service?
  • Thinking to implement a GDPR compliant HR / Staff Portal? Yes, then click here for our HR Management Service.

Occupational Health & Screening

  • Health surveillance & screening including:
    • Basic & Safety Critical workplace medicals
    • Respiratory health checks (spirometry)
    • Audiometry & vision testing;
    • Drug & alcohol screening.
  • Management Referrals:
    • Where there are concerns that a health problem could be affecting an employee’s ability to do their job, or that work could be affecting a member of staff’s health a referral to OH for advice and assistance in managing such concerns effectively, should be made.

Find out more about our Occupational Health & Screening Service

Occupational Health Screening

Online Learning

We have an extensive suite of Approved online learning modules. Approvals by IOSH, CPD, IIRSM.

Health & Safety Modules: Including: Abrasive wheel, Behavioural Safety, COSHH,  Fire Warden, HAVS, Manual Handling.

HR Modules: Including: Conflict Resolution, Developing Good Employee Relations, Developing Teamwork, Equality, Diversity and Discrimination, Managing Occupational Health & Wellbeing, Sexual Harassment and The Principles of Performance Management.

Health & Social Care Modules: Including: Awareness courses in Autism, Dementia, Diabetes, Epilepsy & Strokes, Moving & Handling People and Safeguarding Adults & Children.

First Aid Training in Deeside, North Wales & Cheshire

Ofqual Approved, Qualsafe First Aid Training in Deeside, North Wales –  Our courses can be conducted on site with you (subject to numbers), or at our first aid training centre in Deeside. All of our First Aid trainers are clinically qualified with acute emergency medical backgrounds. This level of experience is not a requirement for a First Aid trainer but we have sought the most highly knowledgeable and competent healthcare professionals to provide the best quality of training possible. They all hold current and relevant qualifications in teaching and training.  We also deliver courses during out of hours, e.g. evenings and weekends. 

BEWARE – Fully online first aid courses do not meet HSE requirements for first aid training provision. This is because fully compliant first aid training courses must contain practical assessed elements, such as CPR.

First Aid at Work Requalification training

First Aid at Work (FAW) £235+VAT

This is the full, industry standard, First Aid at Work Training (FAW) course. Traditionally this is a three day, face to face course. However, we complete it via blended learning – 1 day online at your own convenience / 2 days in the classroom.

This is the First Aid at Work course you will need to book if your workplace, environment, event, etc. is classified as high risk, e.g. hot work, manufacturing, construction sites, farming, fishing and forestry or sites with mobile plant.

Group prices from £141 per person. Click here for more info.

Does an online First Aid course count?

Emergency First Aid at Work  £99+VAT

This is the industry standard, Emergency First Aid at Work Training (EFAW) course. Sometimes it’s referred to as the 1 day first aid course. This is the ideal course for your ‘Appointed Person’

This is the EFAW course you will need to book if your workplace, environment, event, etc. is classified as low risk, with less than 25 people e.g. a small office. It will give delegates (your nominated first aider) the confidence and ability to deal with emergency first aid situations.

Group prices from £70 per person. Click here for more info.

H&S & First Aid Courses with the Hive Collaborative.

First Aid Annual Refresher  £60+VAT

As an employer, you are legally obliged to ensure that your first aiders are competent and maintain their essential skills throughout the three year certification period in which their certificates are valid for.

Therefore, this course is the essential choice for people who currently hold a valid First Aid at Work (FAW) training (FAW) or Emergency First Aid at Work Training (EFAW) qualification to ensure their skills & abilities and confidence are up to date and ready as required!

Group prices from £85 per person. Click here for more info.

First Aid Requalification Course £150+VAT

The industry standard, First Aid at Work Requalification course to keep your FAW valid.

It is delivered as a 2 day blended learning course. The equivalent to 1 day will be undertaken by the candidate completing an online module while the other 1 day will be in a classroom setting, face-to-face. Tip:

We recommend all holders of FAW certificates pop a reminder in their diaries so they remember to ensure their qualification remains valid.

Group prices from £85 per person. Click here for more info.

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