Emergency First Aid at Work
This qualification is based on the HSE training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.
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Aim of Qualification
The aim of the qualification is to enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations, focusing on preserving life and preventing conditions from worsening.
Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider.
Structure of the Qualification
Our instructors deliver this course in a dynamic way by relating the learning to the specific workplace, thereby making it not only relevant but interesting as well.
We have all heard stories of first instructors spending the whole course talking about what they have done and their opinions! Our instructors are not full of their own self importance and will go that extra bit further to ensure all candidates gain the knowledge they require in a fun and safe training environment.
This course will cover:
- The Role of the First Aider – Role, Responsibilities, Infection Control, Consent, Accident Forms and First Aid Equipment.
- Incident and Casualty Assessment – Scene Survey, Primary Survey and Calling for Help.
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – The Unresponsive Casualty who is not Breathing Normally.
- Unconscious Casualty – Assessing Consciousness and the Recovery Position.
- Management of Seizures – Recognition and Management.
- Choking – Recognition and Treatment,
- External Bleeding and Shock – Types, Treatment and Recognition of Bleeding, Blood Loss and a Casualty in Shock.
- Minor Injuries – Small Cuts, Grazes, Bruises, Minor Burns, Scalds and Splinters.
- Anaphylaxis – Recognition and Treatment.
Assessment and Certification
Candidates are assessed during the course on their practical skills and at the end of the course there is a short multiple choice paper to complete. Don’t worry about these as our instructor will not assess your practical skills until you have had ample time to practice and get used to the techniques!
Certificates are valid for 3 years and ScJ Training will contact the candidates prior to the expiry date to remind them of the requirement to renew in order to maintain their certification. In order to renew you must attend another 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work course.
The HSE recommend that each year First Aiders attend a half day ‘Skills Refresher’ in order to stay up to date with the latest changes in procedures and to reduce the chances of ‘skills fade’. If you require a half day update course please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Note – Whilst a first aider’s certificate has expired, that person will not be accepted as a workplace first aider under the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, so employers should encourage staff to redo their qualification in good time.
The qualification is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide First Aid when dealing with an emergency situation.
This course is also popular for those who have a wish to learn basic first aid skills outside of the work environment.
For further information, availability and pricing please contact us.
'Fabulous Food. Great instructor who went the extra mile to meet our specific needs.– S.A.Backshall - Qualsafe Awards - Emergency First Aid at Work Course
Sam covered all aspects of the course in detail and answered any questions that was asked. Excellent service. Very Professional, would recommend.– T. Austin - Qualsafe Awards - Emergency First Aid at Work Course.
Very approachable. Very clear + understandable. Very Friendly.– M. Braim - Qualsafe Awards - Emergency First Aid at Work Course.