First Aid at Work

This course is designed for those already working or preparing to work within commerce or industry and wishing to become a First Aider in the Workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Course Content

  • Responsibility of a First Aider
  • Incident Assessment and Casualty Survey
  • Managing an Unresponsive Casualty
  • Basic Life Support & CPR
  • Choking
  • Wounds and Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Minor Injuries
  • Fractures and Dislocations
  • Head, Neck & Back Injuries
  • Chest Injuries
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Eye Injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the training session the course delegates will be able to:

  • Define their role as an emergency first aider
  • Describe how to minimise risks to themselves and others
  • Identify the need of establishing consent to provide first aid
  • Complete an accident report form
  • Identify first aid equipment that should be available in the workplace
  • Describe the safe use of first aid equipment
  • Conduct a scene survey, a primary casualty assessment and call for help
  • Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness, open a casualty’s airway and check breathing
  • Explain the importance of the recovery position
  • Demonstrate how to place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position
  • Manage a casualty who is having a seizure
  • Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Demonstrate how to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) using a manikin
  • Describe how to identify and treat a choking casualty with a partially and completely blocked airway
  • Identify types of external bleeding and how to control bleeding
  • Recognise shock and how to manage a casualty who is in shock
  • Administer first aid to casualties with cuts, grazes, bruises, minor burns, scalds and small splinters
  • Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history
  • Conduct a head to toe survey.Recognise and administer first aid for fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains
  • Recognise and administer first aid for concussion, skull fracture, cerebral compression and spinal injury
  • Recognise and administer first aid for different types of chest injuries
  • Recognise the factors that affect severity of burns and administer first aid for burns involving dry heat, wet heat, electricity and chemicals
  • Give examples of eye injuries and administer first aid for eye injuries involving dust, chemicals and embedded objects
  • Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body and administer first aid for those affected by sudden poisoning
  • Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis, recognise and administer first aid for casualty suffering from anaphylaxis
  • Recognise and administer first aid for major illnesses including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma and diabetes

Pre-requisites
No previous knowledge of first aid is needed prior to course.

Qualification

The qualification is assessed via on-going oral questioning and practical demonstration. All successful students will be issued with a First Aid at Work Certificate which is valid for a period of 3 years which can be renewed by attending our First Aid at Work Re-qualification course.

Course Length

18 hours of training spread over 3 days

Course Cost

£190 per person (contact us for discounts for early-bird bookings and group bookings)

Booking

Open course dates and booking information can be found on our Course Availability page.

 

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