First Aid At Work Course Details
First Aid At Work
First Aid At Work Course
This is an HSE approved course to comply with the First Aid at Work regulations for First Aider in the workplace. The course covers primary and secondary care including a mix of theory and practical tasks. It must be carried out by an approved instructor. It is 18 contact hours and conducted over a minimum of 3 days (although can be longer as long as each lesson at least 2 hours contact time).
This course is ideal for all business types where the risk assessment requires a higher level of training as well as other area's where a more comprehensive first aid course is required.
The certificate is valid for 3 years and then you can attend a 2 day requalification as long as your certificate is still in date. You will be assessed on completion of the course by 1 or 2 assessors (not the instructor). This course must be taught 100% in classroom and not online. The HSE recommend that all first aiders complete an annual first aid refresher course and our online course meets this requirement.
This course is also available as a Ofqual QCF Level 3 course. QCF qualifications regulated by Ofqual, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and the Welsh Government Department for Education and Skills (DfES Wales) will be permitted to award a qualification in First Aid at Work (FAW) which will be accepted by HSE for the purposes of compliance with regulation 3(2) of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.
This new comprehensive Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF) is 3 day course and is for learners intending to act as a First Aider in the workplace. This qualification will provide all the required first aid skills necessary to manage a patient that is not breathing normally, is unconscious, bleeding or is ill or injured prior to the arrival of the emergency services. The course is designed to provide the First Aider with the skills necessary to give effective basic life support, diagnose and treat minor and manage major injuries or illness keeping the patient alive until the emergency services arrive. This qualification will be enable the holder of this qualification to deal competently and confidently as a first aid trained member of staff in the workplace.
The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.
This course is also available as a QCF course, meeting the requirements of Ofqual. The employer has the choice of a standard ProTrainings certificate or a QCF certificate. Both are acceptable, have the same content, and meet the same learning outcomes. QCF level courses are usually needed where funding is required. Phone us and we can advise if needed. If you choose the QCF course, there are additional assessment criteria to be done with an instructor and a small extra certification charge.
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Occupations that can use this course:
- Construction and Building
- Forestry (see also our FAW Forestry course)
- High risk businesses
- Outdoor Pursuits and Exploring
- Any workplace where a higher level of training is required
- First Aid at Work Regulations and Rules
- Accident Reporting
- Activating Emergency Medical Services
- Fears of First Aid
- Barriers - gloves and face barriers
- Initial Assessment and airway management
- Unconscious Breathing and Recovery Position
- The Heart
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attacks and CPR
- One Rescuer CPR
- Compressions only CPR
- CPR Handover to a Second Rescuer
- Introduction to AED's
Other Primary Care First Aid Problems
- Adult Choking, Conscious and Unconscious
- Serious Bleeding Management and Wounds
- Shock Management and types of Shock
- Spinal Injury Management
Specific Injury Management
- Injury Assessment
- Breaks, Fractures and Splinting
- Strains and Sprains
- Types of Wounds and Practice Bandaging different Injuries
- Embedded Objects
- Burns and Scalds
- Head Injuries
- Temperature Injuries - Heat Stroke, Heat Exhaustion and Hypothermia
- Eye Injuries
- Bites and Stings
- Crush Injuries
- Chest Injuries
- Electrical Injuries
- Illness Assessment
- The Respiratory System and Hypoxia
- Anaphylactic Shock
- Heart Attack
- Asthma and Respiratory Problems
Learning Outcomes (standard and QCF versions):
Unit 1: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (credit can be given in some cases if already completed recently)
1 Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider.
1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider.
1.2 Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others.
1.3 Identify the need for establishing consent to provide first aid.
1.4 Complete an accident report form.
1.5 Identify the first aid equipment that should be available in a workplace.
1.6 Describe the safe use of first aid equipment.
2 Be able to assess an incident.
2.1 Conduct a scene survey.
2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty.
2.3 Give examples of when to call for help.
3 Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally.
3.1 Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness.
3.2 Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing.
3.3 Explain why it is important to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position.
3.4 Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position.
3.5 Manage a casualty who is in seizure.
4 Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally.
4.1 Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.
4.2 Demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin.
5 Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking.
5.1 Describe how to identify a casualty with a
Partially blocked airway
Completely blocked airway
5.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking.
6 Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding.
6.1 Identify the types of external bleeding.
6.2 Control external bleeding.
7 Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock.
7.1 Recognise shock.
7.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock.
8 Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury.
8.1 Administer first aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises.
8.2 Administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds.
8.3 Administer first aid to a casualty with small splinters
Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace
1 Be able to conduct a secondary survey.
1.1 Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history.
1.2 Conduct a head to toe survey.
2 Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints.
2.1 Recognise suspected; Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains and strains
2.2 Administer first aid for; Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains and strains
3 Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries.
3.1 Recognise suspected; Concussion, Skull fracture, Cerebral compression, Spinal injury
3.2 Administer first aid for suspected; Concussion, Skull Fracture, Cerebral compression, Spinal injury
4 Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries.
4.1 Recognise the different types of chest injury.
4.2 Administer first aid for a chest injury.
5 Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with burns and scalds.
5.1 Recognise the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds.
5.2 Administer first aid for burns involving; Dry heat, Wet heat, Electricity and Chemicals
6 Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with an eye injury.
6.1 Give examples of common eye injuries.
6.2 Administer first aid for eye injuries involving; Dust, Chemicals and Embedded objects
7 Be able to adminster First Aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning.
7.1 Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body.
7.2 Administer immediate first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning.
7.3 Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning.
8 Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis.
8.1 Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis.
8.2 Recognise anaphylaxis.
8.3 Administer immediate first aid for a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis.
9 Be able to provide First Aid to a casualty with suspected major illness.
9.1 Recognise major illnesses including; Heart Attack, Stroke, Epilepsy, Asthma and Diabetes
9.2 Administer first aid to a casualty suffering from major illnesses including; Heart Attack, Stroke, Epilepsy, Asthma and Diabetes