First Aid at Work
A three-day course that meets the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 covering an extensive range of first aid emergencies and how to deal with them.
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training. However, having the correct first aid provision in the workplace is not just a legal requirement, it is incredibly important for the safety of all members of staff.
The QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF) qualification is specifically designed for individuals who wish to act as a first aider in their workplace. Successful candidates will learn how to manage a range of injuries and illnesses that could occur at work and will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give emergency first aid.
This course can also be personalised to the requirements of specific work environments. On successful completion of the course and final assessment, participants will be awarded a First Aid at Work certificate valid for 3 years although the HSE do recommend an annual refresher. To renew your qualification you can attend a two-day (12 hour) refresher course before the three years is up.
The course is assessed with a multiple-choice question paper and practical skills test with external assessors.
Course content includes:
- First aid in the workplace
- Emergency Action
- Breathing and Circulation
- Casualty Assessment
- Airway Obstruction
- Disorders of the Circulation
- Disorders of Consciousness
- Wounds and Bleeding
- Incident Management
- Resuscitation – Child and Baby
- Burns and Scalds
- Bones, Joint and Muscle Injuries
- Foreign Bodies
- Effects of Heat and Cold
- Bites and Stings
- Common first aid related illnesses
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