This accredited qualification is ideal for those already working or preparing to work within industry wishing to become a First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (NI) 1982.
The recommended course duration is 3 days and topics covered include: the roles and responsibilities of the First Aider; assessing an incident, recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness, assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness, chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis. The qualification is assessed via on-going oral and/or written questioning and practical demonstration.
All successful students will be issued with a First Aid at Work Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their achievement. The HSE dictate, that to be valid in the workplace, learners must retake the First Aid at Work qualification before the expiry of 3 years from the date that the original qualification was achieved. If no more than one calendar month over this 3 year period, you may qualify to take the course again in two days rather than three. We call this our ‘requalification’ course. You must give a copy of our original certificate to your instructor to qualify.
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 HSE recommend that all first aiders complete an annual first aid refresher course .
First Aid at Work Regulations and Rules
Activating Emergency Medical Services
Fears of First Aid
Barriers - gloves and face barriers
Initial Assessment and airway management
Unconscious Breathing and Recovery Position
Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attacks and CPR
One Rescuer CPR
Compressions only CPR
CPR Handover to a Second Rescuer
Introduction to AED's
Conscious and Unconscious
Serious Bleeding Management and Wounds
Shock Management and types of Shock
Spinal Injury Management
Breaks, Fractures and Splinting
Strains and Sprains
Types of Wounds and Practice Bandaging different Injuries
Burns and Scalds
Temperature Injuries - Heat Stroke, Heat Exhaustion and Hypothermia
Bites and Stings
The Respiratory System and Hypoxia
Asthma and Respiratory Problems
First Aid at Work courses are available in venues across Bury St Edmunds, Thetford, Stowmarket, Ipswich, Diss, Newmarket, Norwich and many more within the Suffolk, Cambridge, Norfolk and Essex Area.
Sylvia Anderson is the company founder and senior instructor.