Emergency Inhaler for Schools & Nurseries

£150 + VAT (£180 inc)

  • There are 5.4 million people with asthma in the UK, which means asthma affects one in five households.
  • Asthma is not just an excuse to skip PE.
  • One in 11 children has asthma and it is the most common long-term medical condition.
  • Every 10 seconds someone has a potentially life threatening asthma attack in the UK and asthma attacks hospitalise someone every seven minutes.
  • Three people die every single day because of asthma. But most of these deaths could have been avoided.
  • There were 1,167 deaths from asthma in the UK in 2011 and 18 of these were children aged 14 and under.  Could your school cope with an asthma emergency if the child had forgotten their inhaler?  86% of children have been to school without their inhaler!
  • On average there are three children with asthma in every classroom in the UK.
  • There were 25,073 emergency hospital admissions for children with asthma in the UK in 2011-2012. That means on average there were 69 per day, or one every 21 minutes.

Since a change to the law in October 2014, schools are now permitted to purchase and hold an Emergency Salbutamol Asthma Inhaler that has not been prescribed to a specific person.  This inhaler is for the use of children whose own inhaler is not available for some reason.  There are some caveats to schools having this inhaler and ERFA have taken the time to study the legislation and put together a package that covers all of the requirements to enable schools to hold emergency inhalers :

Register of children prescribed an inhaler Parental permission to administer an inhaler Training for staff on administering inhaler     Recognition of Asthma

Treatment of Asthma Emergency Kit - Not just an inhaler

Monthly checks of emergency kit Sourcing asthma inhaler supply

Recording the use of the asthma inhaler Informing parents of inhaler use

Emergency Inhaler Policy Instructions for Cleaning Inhaler


ERFA have produced a package to cover all of these elements, with customisable forms and sample letters, a full emergency asthma kit and the training required for staff to administer this medication

Duration: up to 1 1/2 Hours

Cost: £150.00 per course  (£180 Inc VAT)

Additional Inhalers or spacers £6.00 - £9.60 each  (Inc VAT)

Additional Inhalers with Kit £36.00  (Inc VAT)


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Please call or e-mail and we can speak to you about your requirement for an Emergency Inhaler.  We do not run this as an open course, we will come to you to deliver this training.