What you need to do

The Health and Safety Executive states that every employer must make appropriate first-aid arrangements for the workplace. In doing so you should consider the circumstances of your workplace, workforce and the health and safety risks that may be present.

Who should attend

This course is suitable for anyone who is a nominated first aider in the workplace or anyone who wants a comprehensive introduction to First Aid. Delegates must be at least 16 years of age for certification.

Aims and Objectives

The purpose of this course is to provide delegates with the practical skills needed by first aiders in the workplace and to give them the confidence and knowledge in dealing with emergency situations.

  • Understand the Health & Safety Regulations.
  • Be able to administer first aid.
  • Understand what to do and what not to do in an emergency situation.
  • Be able to maintain and use the first aid box and understand its contents.
  • Be able to keep accurate records of incidents in the log book.
Course Outline
  • Health & Safet First Aid Regulations.
  • The role of the First Aider and administering first aid.
  • Cardiopulmanry Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED).
  • Catastrophic Bleeding (this is risk rated so will be taught if required).
  • Unconsciousness.
  • Head Injuries.
  • Airway and Breathing Problems.
  • Circulation Problems
  • Wounds and Bleeding.
  • Poisons, Burns, and Scalds.
  • Injuries to Bones, Muscles and Joints.
  • Spinal Injuries.
  • Effects of Heat and Cold.
  • Diabetes, Epilepsy, Seizures, and Febrile Convulsions.
  • The Respiratory System.
  • First Aid Kits.
  • RIDDOR Regulations.
  • Accident Recording

Successful delegates will receive an Award in Emergency First Aid at Work certificate. The certificates are valid for 3 years and the delegates will need to attend a 2 day re-qualification to remain qualified.

Duration

3 Day

Location

– At your premises or – Upcoming open courses in your local area