Course Details & Pre-requisites:
The First Aid at Work course is a recommended standard for those designated as workplace First Aiders. The course covers a wide range of topics that will help you, as a First Aider, to deal with almost any emergency effectively until the arrival of professional help. No previous experience in First Aid is necessary to join this course, but completion of the Basic Life Support or Emergency First Aid at Work courses would be an advantage.
As of January 1st 2017, HSE insist that all First Aid at Work Qualifications are accompanied by training on the use of AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators). This is in line with Resuscitation Council UK guidelines which now state that when managing a casualty requiring CPR first aiders are to request an AED.
We have taken the initiative to include this on all courses effective as of July 2016 to ensure that our clients receive the very best quality of service and up-to-date advice. AED training will be incorporated in to our First Aid at Work (including refreshers) and Emergency First Aid at Work qualifications and students will receive individual certificates to highlight AED competency.
Please note; delegates are required to bring photo ID
To provide the students with the knowledge and skills to effectively perform a wide variety of First Aid procedures in the workplace.
By the end of the course the students will be able to do the following:
- Discuss how to deal with an emergency
- Discuss and demonstrate Infection Control – Gloves and other barriers
- Discuss and demonstrate the Primary Survey
- Discuss the causes of unconsciousness
- Discuss and demonstrate the Secondary Survey
- Discuss and demonstrate CPR – Adults, children, babies
- Discuss and demonstrate choking procedures – Adults, children, babies
- Discuss and demonstrate the prevention and management of Shock
- Discuss the causes and management of Anaphylaxis
- Discuss and demonstrate bleeding management – Various wounds
- Discuss burns management
- Discuss the effects and signs of Stroke
- Discuss the causes of Asthma and Hyperventilation
- Discuss the effects and signs of Heart Attacks
- Discuss the effects and signs of an Angina Attack
- Discuss the management of sprains and strains
- Discuss the effects and management of Diabetes
- Discuss the procedures of managing Seizures and Epilepsy
- Discuss the methods of dealing with Fractures and Dislocations
- Discuss head injuries and how to manage them
- Discuss the need for and content of Accident Report books and RIDDOR forms
- Discuss the procedures for dealing with a Crush injury
- Discuss the procedures for dealing with an Amputation injury
- Discuss the procedures for dealing with significant Chest trauma
Course Duration: 3 Days
Assessment: Practical skills assessment at the end of the 3rd day.
Certificate: First Aid at Work.
Certificate Duration: 3 Years (yearly refresher recommended)