Duration: 3 Days
Length of Certification: 3 years
Who should attend First Aid at Work?
This programme is designed for where an employer’s assessment of first aid needs identifies that a First Aider is necessary, or those who want to gain the most comprehensive introduction to first aid.
Aim of First Aid at Work
To provide delegates with the necessary knowledge and responsibilities of being a First Aider. Delegates will have a base knowledge of how to correctly react and treat the various first aid situations that may occur in their place of work.
Content of First Aid at Work
• Legislation incorporating The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
• The requirements of RIDDOR
• Introduction to first aid
• The methods of basic life support incorporating rescue breathing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and paediatric life support
• How to place a casualty in the recovery position
• The contents of a first aid kit and guidance on how to use it
• The injuries/treatments of the eye
• Transportation of a patient in the most comfortable manner
• The different types of burns and scalds and their respective treatments
• Different types of fracture and their treatments
• The human circulatory system and associated wounds
• The human nervous system
• Management of an unconscious casualty
Training Methods on First Aid at Work
On-going assessments with the trainer throughout the course. Final assessment with external verifier on 3 areas; Wounds and Bleeding, Unconscious Casualty Management and Recovery Positions, CPR.
Additional information for First Aid at Work
Delegates attending this course should be 16+ years and be physically and mentally fit to withstand the rigours of training.