An employer has a duty to provide a first aid response for its employees if they are injured or become ill at work. Prime First Aid can provide on-site training to enable your organisation to meet the requirements specified in the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
See details of the latest changes to HSE First Aid At Work training and for guidance on assessing your first aid needs.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This comprehensive course is suitable for those companies and organisations that require designated First Aiders in the workplace.
NUMBER OF CANDIDATES
The maximum number of candidates per course is 12. A discount is available for 6 or less candidates.
This training can be run over 3 consecutive days or split over a longer period to suit your requirements. It has to contain 18 hours contact teaching time.
Contact Us to enquire about this course or please call 01453 758035.
COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES
The role of the First Aider at Work including:
- Use of first aid equipment, incident recording, hygiene and prevention of cross infection
- Assessing and managing emergencies
- Managing an unconscious casualty (including seizures)
- Administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Management of choking
- Control of bleeding
- Wound management
- Treating shock
- Managing injuries to bones, muscles and joints
- Managing suspected spinal injuries
- Treatment of chest injuries, burns and scalds, eye injuries, sudden poisoning, anaphylactic shock
- Recognising the presence of major illness and providing first aid to a casualty suffering from heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes
- Managing minor injuries: (cuts, grazes, bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)
Each candidate will receive a training pack including a First Aid handbook. Upon successful completion of the course assessments, each candidate will be issued an FAIB approved certificate valid for three years.
If Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training is also required, this can be provided following the First Aid at Work course.
The HSE recommends that all First Aiders (FAW and EFAW) undertake 3 hours of refresher training every year.
SELECTION OF CANDIDATES
It is the responsibility of the employer to select suitable persons to become first aiders in the work place. This will depend on a number of factors, including 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;
- Normal duties. These should be such that they may be left to go immediately and rapidly to attend an emergency.