Paisley First Business Training

Paisley First Business Training

Following the success of last year’s Social Media and First Aid Training evenings, we have plenty of training sessions planned for 2019.

January – Licence Refresher Training

A significant number of town centre licensed premises have licence holders who are due to renew their ten-year licence. As a result, Paisley First organised the necessary refresher licence training in January 2019. The half-day refresher training course was the appropriate course to take for both the requirement to undertake updated refresher training after five years and the requirement to apply to renew licences. All 20 of the licence holders successfully passed the training and have received their official certification to be included in their applications which will be submitted well ahead of the May 2019 deadline.

February – Action Counters Terrorism Training 

ACT  Awareness training was carried out to give local businesses an overview of current security issues and steps that business owners could take to help make Paisley safer. The course included an introduction to Counter Terrorism, a discussion around the current threat level, how to identify and respond to suspicious behaviour, how to deal with suspicious items, bomb threats and how to respond to a firearms or weapons attack. The ACT Awareness session was delivered by Police Scotland’s Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Counter Terrorism Liaison Officer, ensuring relevant local information was included.

March – Food Allergens Training

Paisley First has also arranged Food Allergens Training for those businesses in the town centre who work in the hospitality industry and serve food. The course will be delivered by West College Scotland on Tuesday 12th March 2019 at the Wynd Centre from 5 pm until 9 pm and will include Allergy Awareness & The Law, Staff Training: Allergy Awareness Certificate, The 14 Recognised Allergens, Hidden Allergens: Where To Find Them, Group Discussion – Case Study, How To Inform The Customer, Allergen Advice Sheets, Labelling Advice and Good Housekeeping & Safe Storage.

April – First Aid Training 

Back by popular demand, Willie Chrystal of MaxSafe Solutions returns with another First Aid Training Session on Monday 29th April from 6 pm until 9 pm at the Wynd Centre. This course involves Basic Life Support including the use of an AED (Automatic External Defib) as well as how to deal with someone who is suffering from a cut or a burn, or who is choking or bleeding, as well as CPR.

May – Wellbeing in the Workplace

June – How Brexit may affect your business

August – Social Media Training

September – Fire Safety Training

To book your place on any of our Business Training courses, please call the Paisley First Team on 0141 237 8120 or email us now at