First Aid at Work

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Course Overview

Introduction:

This 3 days (18 hours) will qualify you as a First Aider in the workplace ,this course is particularly suited for medium to high risk organisations or for those with a large number of employees. This course is the replacement for the former HSE first aid at work course.

Overview:

This course covers all aspects of First Aid and meets the requirements of the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and is suitable for staff who must obtain a First Aid At Work certificate and become designated First Aiders in their workplace.

Aims:

The aim of the course is to equip delegates with:

  • the essential knowledge and practical experience to enable them to carry out first aid in the workplace 
  • vital skills by participating in  practical exercises

Objectives:

  • Use first aid equipment
  • Understand employer duties and legislation
  • Be aware of current first aid protocols
  • Maintain first aid records
  • Act safely, promptly and effectively during emergencies at work

Topics Covered:

  • The duties of the First Aider
  • Health and Safety administration
  • Handling an incident and developing an action plan
  • Initial assessment of the casualty and carrying out a search
  • Recognition and treatment of illness
  • Disorders of the breathing and respiratory system
  • Wounds and bleeding and the circulatory system. Emergency life support
  • Dressings and bandages
  • Head injuries and the causes of unconsciousness
  • Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Respiration and asphyxia
  • Burns and scalds
  • Eye injuries and conditions
  • Heat and cold on the body
  • Muscle, joint , bone and spinal injuries
  • Electric shock
  • Poisoning
  • The basic use of an AED

Assessment:

The course is assessed via a practical and written examination. If successful, the delegate will receive a First Aid at Work Certificate which is valid for three years.