first aid risk assessment training courses

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and trained personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.

What is "adequate and appropriate" will depend on the circumstances in the workplace and the size of the organisation. To produce a Risk Assessment of First Aid Needs for any workplace consideration needs to be given to hazards, risks and other relevant factors in order to determine what First Aid equipment, facilities and trained personnel should be provided.

The First Aid Risk Assessment course is designed to give employees the skills necessary to assess risks within their workplace and to determine whether trained First Aiders are needed, what should be included in a First Aid box and if a First Aid room is required.


First Aid Award (FAA) Level 2 Award in First Aid Risk Assessment – Principles and Practice

This qualification does not expire but refresher training and keeping up-to-date with changes to policies and procedures is vital to keep the qualification current.

Course Outline

The First Aid Risk Assessment training course is made up of theoretical and practical sessions that cover a range of subjects that will enable understanding of:

  • The role and responsibilities of a First Aid Appointed Person
  • The employer’s responsibilities in respect of First Aid
  • How to manage a First Aid related incident in the absence of a qualified First Aider or Emergency First Aider

Course Duration

The course is a 6 hour classroom based course and dependent on the student's experience, there may be some pre-course or post-course reading required.

Participant Restrictions

Students for the First Aid Risk Assessment training course must be a minimum of 16 years and a maximum of 16 students can attend each course.

Assessment and Marking

Qualification is achieved by on-going theoretical training, culminating with a written test.

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