First Aid at Work
The First Aid at Work course complies with the current Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
Where the first aid assessment identifies a need for people to be available to administer first aid, the employer should ensure that they are provided in sufficient numbers and at appropriate locations to enable first aid to be administered without delay. The course can be adapted to suit the particular audience and covers both theory and practical elements.
Delegates are continually assessed and on successful completion are awarded a certificate that is valid for three years. Before taking up first aid duties, a First Aider must hold a valid certificate of competence in First Aid at Work issued by an organisation whose training and qualifications are approved by a recognised First Aid Body.
- Dealing with accident and emergencies
- Using a first aid kit
- Record keeping
- Treatment of an unconscious casualty
- Treatment of heart attacks
- Control of bleeding
- Burns and scalds
- Fractures and soft tissue injuries
The course is run over three days. The course gives the delegates the knowledge and confidence to deal with First Aid emergencies within the workplace.
Delegates are continually assessed by the tutor during the course and will have a multiple choice assessment paper. On successful completion of the course delegates are awarded a First Aid at Work certificate that is valid for three years together with a Defibrillation certificate also valid for three years.
The HSE strongly recommend that all holders of this qualification attend an annual first aid update course.