Who Should Attend?
Where an employer has carried out a risk assessment and identified a need for a fully qualified First Aider, a person should be nominated for training in accordance with HSE guidance and legal obligations.
By becoming a first aider, you could make a real difference to the well being of your colleagues and prevent any minor problems or injuries from escalating. It is a legal obligation for every single employer to ensure their employees receive the appropriate first aid care in their workplace
This course is for individuals who require a First Aid at Work (FAW) certificate to comply with HSE requirements
This course is designed for anyone wishing to become a first aider, providing you with the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to deal with first aid emergencies in the workplace. First Aid is the immediate assistance or treatment given to someone injured or suddenly taken ill before the arrival of an ambulance, doctor or other appropriately qualified person.
On successful completion of the course and final assessment, candidates will receive an HSE Approved First Aid at Work Certificate allowing them to practise for 3 years, after which a re-qualification course becomes necessary.
A 2 day revalidation course should be taken just before the 3 year certificate has expired.
It is also strongly recommended that you update your skills by taking an annual refresher.
This course is legally compliant with the current Health and Safety (First aid) Regulations 1981
Course Content and Objectives:
- Role of the first aider
- Incidents / Communications
- Basic Life Support
- Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Examination of a Casualty
- Wounds / Control of Bleeding
- Fractures / Dislocations
- Burns and Scalds / Dressings
- Common Illnesses / Diabetes / Epilepsy
- Heart Attacks
- Eye Injuries
- Record Keeping
- First Aid Kits
- First Aid on Children