Who are Acute First Aid?

Acute is headed by two people, Ruth Croucher and Robert Macleod, together they have 60+ years of first aid experience. Our trainers and assessors are stretched to the highest standards and kept constantly up-to-date with any changes.

We're committed.

To providing you with the very best and interesting training courses for the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 to be met. These regulations require you to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first aid to be given to your employees if they are injured or become ill at work.

What we offer.

We offer all the various work-place first aid courses and any other specific course you might like to meet your exact needs. We concentrate, as a company, on just First Aid Training and thus believe we offer some of the best standards and knowledge around.





First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) approved.

Acute First Aid is approved by the First Aid Industry Body - Approval Number 73/07(372). The FAIB Approval and Monitoring Systems guarantees our consistency and high standards and holds 3rd party certification via UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service).

Ruth Croucher

Ruth Croucher has over 30 years’ experience in teaching and assessing in all aspects of first aid training. Joining the British Red Cross as a youth member and later working full time in their Surrey Headquarters Training Department. She was initially involved in First Aid, Nursing, Welfare, Ambulance Aid and Training the Trainer, but now concentrates solely in First Aid Training.

In more recent years, heading Acute First Aid means Ruth divides her time between working in the office, managing staff and training in Hospitals, Research Institutions, Schools, Churches, General Offices and Charities.



Robert Macleod

Robert Macleod is a very experienced first aid instructor with a career spanning over 30 years in pre hospital trauma care. Retired from the Military, he served for over 20 years as a Combat Medical Technician with the Royal Army Medical Corps, serving in a variety of operational theatres with specialist medical units, providing medical support for some of the UK's most elite soldiers in remote areas.

He has extensive experience in the oil exploration industry where he spent many years providing medical support and first aid training to exploration crews around the globe. He also has extensive experience with the UK's Fire and Rescue Services in training Fire Fighters in pre-hospital trauma and life support.