Who is it for?
This course is designed to establish a standard which creates a level of competence for first aid skills that meet the requirements for the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations. Suited to anyone wanting to become a first aider or appointed person. Particularly appropriate to companies where HSE guidelines recommend a trained first aider qualified in first aid at work.
With trainers from a variety of backgrounds, this course can be tailored to your specific workplace risks.
What is covered?
- Understand the role of the first aider including reference to:
- The importance of preventing cross infection
- The need for recording incidents and actions
- Use of equipment available
- Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
- Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
- Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)Administer first aid to a casualty with:
- Injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries
- Chest injuries
- Burns and scalds
- Eye injuries
- Sudden poisoning
- Anaphylactic shock
- Recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes)Students will also be required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of first aid at work, in particular of:
- The importance of personal hygiene in first aid procedures
- The legal framework for first aid provision at work
- The use of first aid equipment provided in the workplace
How long is it?
Three Days (18 hours contact time)
Places are limited to 12 delegates per course and can be held throughout the UK at a venue of your choosing to keep disruption to your business to a minimum.
Valid for 3 years, refresher training is recommended on an annual basis before the certificate expires. Up to three months before the expiry date, the first aider can undertake another FAW course. The new certificate will then be dated from that expiry date.