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First Aid At Work Course

Training for the First Aider for workplaces with a high hazard rating

Course accreditation

With the withdrawal of the Health and Safety Executive from the approval of first aid training, we feel it is in our clients best interest to have an accredited award. Therefore, we shall be delivering all First aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work qualifications through our Awarding Body, Association of First Aiders Qualifications.

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland these courses are accredited by OfQual and listed on the RQF(Register of Qualification Framework).

First aid training is required by law for all companies and businesses. The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first aid to be given to employees if they are injured or become ill at work. These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with five or fewer employees and to the self-employed. To see the HSE Guidance click here.

Don’t know which course to do?

Call us for a FREE no obligation assessment. The Academy can provide you with a FREE ‘First Aid Hazard Assessment’. Call us on 0800 999 2716.

How often do I need to be reassessed to keep my training valid?

With the new First Aid at Work qualification there is a requirement to be retrained every 3 years, however this ‘Refresher’ training can be for 12-hours as long as it is within 3 years of you previous course end date.  
Additionally the Health and Safety Executive ‘highly recommend’ that first aiders undergo an annual 3-hour refresher course.

First Aid at Work

Employers need to provide first aid care on their premises for staff and have a duty of care towards all visitors and users of their facilities. Many organisations send one or two individuals on these 18-hour courses.

The First Aid at Work course is made up of 2 units. Details of the course content are below:

Emergency First Aid at Work

If a first aider is not legally required, an employer must still appoint a person to take charge of first aid provision, and this course provides that person with the necessary knowledge to do so. This course is also ideal for lone workers, employees of smaller low risk organisations and any individual who wants a solid grounding in basic first aid. 
This six-hour course is one of our most popular and fun first aid courses and provides a good basic insight into first aid procedures and skills. Hands-on practical exercises help candidates learn basic life support skills and improve their chances of coping in an emergency.

Courses can be delivered at your venue.

Course content

First aid at Work

The course is made up of 2 units.

The first being Emergency First Aid in the Workplace

On completion of training, successful candidates will be able to:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider

Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider

Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others

Identify the need for establishing consent to provide first aid

Complete an accident form Identify the first aid equipment that should be available in a workplace

Describe the safe use of first aid equipment

  • Be able to assess an incident

Conduct a scene survey

Conduct a primary survey of a casualty

Give examples of when to call for help

  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally

Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness

Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing

Explain why it is important to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position

Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position

  • Manage a casualty who is in seizure

Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally

Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

Demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin

  • Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking

Describe how to identify a casualty with

Partially blocked airway

Completely blocked airway

Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking

  • Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding

Identify the types of external bleeding

Control external bleeding

  • Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock

Recognise shock

Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock

  • Be able to manage a casualty with a minor in jury

Administer first aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises

Administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds

Administer first aid to a casualty with small splinters

Followed by Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace
  • Be able to conduct a secondary survey

Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history

Conduct a head to toe survey

  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones.

Recognise suspected;

Fractures

Dislocations

Sprains and strains muscles and joints

Administer first aid for;

Fractures

Dislocations

Sprains and strains

  • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries

Recognise suspected;

Concussion

Skull fracture

Cerebral compression

Spinal injury

  • Administer first aid for suspected;

Concussion

Skull fracture

Cerebral compression

Spinal injury

  • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries

Recognise the different types of chest injury

  • Administer first aid for a chest injury
  • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with burns and scalds

Recognise the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds

Administer first aid for burns involving;

Dry Heat

Wet Heat

Electricity

Chemicals

  • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with an eye injury

Give examples of common eye injuries

Administer first aid for eye injuries involving;

Dust

Chemicals

Embedded objects

  • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning

Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body

Administer immediate first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning

Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning

  • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis

Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis

Recognise anaphylaxis

Administer immediate first aid for a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis

  • Be able to provide First Aid to a casualty with suspected major illness

Recognise major illnesses including;

Heart attack

Stroke

Epilepsy

Asthma

Diabetes

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