The Health and Safety regulations (1981) require all employers provide a safe and healthy working environment and to ensure employees receive immediate attention if they are ill or injured. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) strongly recommends assessing the first aid needs based on the hazards and risks involved with your workplace. This inclusive First Aid at Work course will provide you with suitable, competent and highly trained personnel.
This three-day course provides students the comprehensive knowledge and skills required to become a competent and confident first aider in the workplace. Course content is taught in accordance with current guidelines published by the Resuscitation Council (UK), current FAW manuals and other published guidelines. As a result, participants will be enabled to deal with emergency situations with a confident, prompt, safe and effective manner.
This course is delivered by qualified medical personnel (minimum of FAW) who have credible experience, knowledge, skills and who are currently practicing in their specific area. Trainers are qualified to a minimum of Level 3: Award in Education and Training (AET) previously known as PTLLS.
Content of the course is structed to meet the statutory standards specified by the Health and Safety Executive (First Aid) Regulations (1981). However, there are a range of ‘advanced’ subjects included to further ensure participants are competent first aiders.
Understanding the role and responsibilities of a first aider
Legalities, recording and reporting
Incident assessment and personal protective equipment
Resuscitation with the use of an AED (adult and paediatric)
Recognition and management of an unconscious casualty
Recognition and management of choking (adult and paediatric)
Recognition and management of severe external bleeding
Recognition and management of a casualty in shock
Recognition and management of minor injuries and illness (including wound care, bandaging, fainting, nose bleeds, head injury, minor allergies, eye injury and bites/stings)
Recognition and management of fractures, dislocations, sprains/strains and spinal injuries
Recognition and management of major medical emergencies (heart attack, stroke, asthma, seizures/epilepsy and diabetes)
Management of trauma related emergencies (spinal, chest and head injuries)
Recognition and management of burns and scalds
Recognition and management of sudden poisoning and overdose
Recognition and management of a casualty with anaphylaxis (including administration of an Epi-Pen)
The delivery of the course will include a practical, hands-on approach through the use of scenarios and skills stations. Each learner will receive an up-to-date training manual and a host of additional resources needed to engage, support and coach each student.
Additional topics can be included if appropriate to your work place and subject to agreement.
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