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 arranged Food Allergens Training for those businesses in the town centre who work in the hospitality industry and serve food. The course was delivered by West College Scotland and included 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 returned with another First Aid Training Session. 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. The response to the course was so great that two further sessions have been arranged for May and June

May 13th – First Aid Training Session 2

May 20th – Wellbeing in the Workplace – Mindfulness for Businesses

Paisley First has arranged for Mindfulness Training for local businesses and staff in the Wynd Centre on Monday 20th May 2019 from 5.30pm until 7.30pm. Delivered by Dr Alan Curley, by the end of this course, participants will have an overview and knowledge of the benefits of mindfulness including – Workplace Settings where mindfulness has been used, Understanding the effect of thoughts and emotions on our physiology, wellbeing and our behaviours, Identifying external and internal stress triggers,  Demonstrate mindfulness techniques and how to use these techniques in workplace settings, Improve the ability to focus the mind for prolonged periods of time, How To alter thoughts and emotions using anchoring techniques and How to identify key mindfulness skills used to reduce daily stress and enhance mental wellbeing in the workplace.

June 3rd – First Aid Training Session 3

June 17th – Social Media Training 

Another popular training course is our Social Media Training – Gary Ennis will be back at the Wynd Centre on Monday 17th June from 6 pm to 8 pm. Gary will be highlighting the do’s and don’ts of Facebook, Twitter and the rise of Instagram, and showing you how to maximise interest in your business by targeting the right audience. If you don’t know your tweets from your posts, this one is for you!

August – Food Hygiene 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