Emergency First Aid at Work Training Course
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Employees who have been identified to act as the first aider in low risk work place environments
- Understand the role and responsibilities of the first aider
- Recording and reporting of accidents and incidents including RIDDOR
- Contents of a first aid kit (including preventing cross infection)
- Assessing the situation and acting safely, effectively and promptly in an emergency
- Safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Administer first aid to a casualty who is/requires:-
- Unconscious (including seizure)
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) & AED
- Wounded and bleeding
- Suffering from shock
- Appropriate first aid for minor injuries including minor cuts, grazes, bruises, small splinters, minor burns and scalds
If time allows there will be discussion of specific work related injuries/illness including topics such as:-
- Anaphylactic shock
- Heart Attack including Angina
ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION
Learners are continuously assessed throughout the course to ensure learning outcomes have been achieved. Successful learners will receive an Approved Certificate from an awarding body (FAIB, SQA or ITC) which is valid for 3 years.
Learners must be physically able to carry out procedures required to meet HSE criteria. This course complies with Health and Safety (first aid) Regulations 1981 and updates learners of any change in practice and guidelines.
Learners are required to attend a requalification course after the three year period to keep the qualification valid. It is strongly recommended learners update their skills by attending a 3 hour annual refresher course.