This eighteen hour HSE-content-recommended first aid training (UK) course is recommended as the preferred requirement for all workplaces with five employees in higher hazard environments and in highly populated low risk environments.Duration
A minimum of 18 hours spread over at least three days. Ideally, the course should be run over three consecutive days, but there is a degree of ﬂexibility to accommodate your speciﬁc needs.
Providing emergency first aid at work:
- Understanding the importance of preventing cross-infection
- Recognising the need to record incidents and actions
- Referring to the use of available equipment
- Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly, effectively in an emergency
- Administering first aid to someone who is unconscious
- Administering cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Administering first aid to a casualty who is choking
- Administering first aid to someone who is wounded and bleeding
- Providing appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)
Administering first aid to a casualty with:
- Injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries
- Chest injuries
- Burns and scalds
- Eye injuries
- Sudden poisoning
- Anaphylactic shock
Recognising the presence of major illness and providing appropriate first aid including:
- Heart attack
Subject to assessment, all learners will be issued a First Aid at Work certiﬁcate. This qualiﬁcation is valid for three years and it can be renewed by attending a two-day re-qualiﬁcation course.
A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course, and learners must be of an age where they can work full-time.
All learners will be assessed by independent assessor/s on their ability to act safely, promptly and effectively for a casualty who is responsive, one who requires CPR and one who is bleeding and wounded.