Training for the First Aider for workplaces with a high hazard rating
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.
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
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.
Sprains and strains muscles and joints
Administer first aid for;
Sprains and strains
- Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
- Administer first aid for suspected;
- 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;
- 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;
- 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
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;