emergency first aid at work training courses

Where the risk assessment of a business or organisation identifies that there is a requirement for an Emergency First Aider this course satisfies the HSE's regulatory requirements, providing participants with the skills and knowledge to provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and efficient manner. A person cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16 and then it is the employer's responsibility to ensure that the person is suitable for that role.

Qualification

First Aid Award (FAA) Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

This qualification lasts for 3 years, after which time First Aiders must retake the whole course. It is recommended that, during the 3 year period, First Aiders attend an annual refresher course.

Course Outline

The Emergency First Aid at Work training course is designed for people who require training in emergency first aid and is especially suited for nominated First Aiders in smaller, low risk working environments.

The Emergency First Aid at Work training course covers:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Anatomy
  • Basic hygiene in first aid
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Epilepsy
  • Shock
  • Bleeding Control
  • Minor Injuries
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Resuscitation and AED awareness

Course Duration

The course is a minimum of 6 hours in the classroom consisting of theoretical training and practical activities. Some pre-course activity may be required.

Participant Restrictions

Students for the Emergency First Aid at Work training course must be a minimum of 14 years to qualify. However, a student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16. A maximum of 12 students can attend each course.

Assessment and Marking

Practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor during the course.

 

Workplace Safety Trainer