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Course Information First Aid at Work

What’s this course for?

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, place a general duty on employers to ensure that there is adequate First Aid Training for their employees should they become ill or suffer injury at work. This course is designed to meet these First Aid Training requirements.

How do I decide if we need this course?

You MUST complete a First Aid needs risk assessment, if you identify an area of higher risk in your workplace/job description this will be the course needed to meet the HSE requirements.

Who should attend?

The selection of employees who will be attending the First Aid Training must consider an individual’s: Reliability, disposition and communication skills, Aptitude and ability to absorb new knowledge and learn new skills ,Ability to cope with stressful and physically demanding emergency procedures, That they could leave their duties immediately to respond to an emergency in the workplace.

What’s in the syllabus?

This First Aid Training course involves a minimum for 18 hours contact teaching time and is normally run over three consecutive days. Students will be trained in the procedures, safety requirements and management skills for First Aid. No previous experience or knowledge is required to attend this course.

Students will learn how to:

  • Manage emergency situations, safety and promptly
  • Use First Aid equipment
  • Understand the duties of employers and the legal framework
  • Maintain simple factual records
  • Recognise the importance of personal hygiene in First Aid procedures
  • Manage the transportation of the casualty as required
  • Recognise and manage a range of major injuries and illnesses
  • Recognise and manage a range of minor injuries and illnesses
  • Perform effective Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

Is there an exam?

Yes

The course is externally assessed this consists of:

Practical CPR assessment and casualty management skills First Aid scenarios Theory test (multiple choice question paper).

Extra bit of info…

The HSE strongly recommends annual training for First Aiders following qualification. This can be arranged and staff recalled for those wishing to comply with the recommendation. Call our course booking department for full details on 0845 056 0561.

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