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About this course

Our three day First Aid at Work Course covers a range of life-saving skills and is specifically designed to enable workplaces, nurseries, schools and colleges to comply with UK Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations.

This course is ideal for those acting as First Aiders in the workplace, who require a knowledge of managing life-threatening conditions and medical conditions.

We also provide a one-day Emergency First Aid at Work course that covers basic first aid skills and gives an understanding of the principles of first aid. This course covers emergency protocols only and is suited to any individual who is, or aspiring to become, a work place first aider.

 

Course content

This course aims to give learners the first aid skills to help someone who:
• is unconscious (CPR, recovery position, etc)
• is bleeding (including catastrophic bleeding techniques)
• is burnt or scalded
• is choking
• is feeling faint
• has been poisoned
• has a head or spinal injury
• has hypothermia or heat exhaustion
• is having a seizure
• is having a heart attack, an angina attack or a stroke
• is in anaphylactic shock
• is having an asthma attack
• is experiencing a diabetic emergency
• has an injury to a bone, muscle or joint.

The course also provides practical support and information on:
• what needs to be stored in a First Aid kit
• assessing and monitoring a casualty
• accident recording and reporting (including reporting to RIDDOR)

What do I need for this course?

When you come on the day, please bring one form of photographic ID, a packed lunch and a pen and paper.

Please also wear clothes that are comfortable, and that allow you to kneel and lie on the floor easily.

You will be given a course book and training pack to take away after the course.

 

Assessment

This course is assessed through ongoing trainer assessment, 6 practical skills tests and two short multiple choice test.

The written test is currently only available in English, so a basic understanding of written English is essential.

Certification

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded you will be awarded a First Aid at Work certificate, which is valid for 3 years.

You will be awarded both a wall and wallet certificate to display your achievements.

The HSE strongly recommended annual refresher courses to maintain your skill level.

 
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