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First Aid At Work Including Refresher

The First Aid at Work (FAW) course is recognised under Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. 

The First Aid at Work (FAW) course is sometimes called Qualified First Aider course to distinguish people who hold this award from those that hold the Emergency First Aid at Work award.  This category of training includes First Aid at Work (FAW) courses and First Aid at Work Refresher Courses. It offers a range of first aid competencies needed in any workplace giving the learner the ability to administer first aid safely, promptly and effectively to a casualty.

Designed for

This first aid course is applicable, if you have determined that your organisation needs one of more trained First Aider that requires the level of training included in the 3 day HSE approved First Aid at Work course (FAW).

Candidates must be 16 years or over and physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course content.

Outline

The First Aid at Work course is sufficiently comprehensive to include the elements of the Emergency First Aid at Work course and also trains the first aider to apply first aid to a number of specific injuries and illnesses. It also covers the requirements of the role of the Appointed Person.

Certification is valid for a period of 3 years.  To maintain the qualification a 2 day Refresher course must also be undertaken at the end of the 3 year period.

Aims and Objectives

The aim of the course is that delegates will have an understanding of first aid and be able to undertake basic first aid procedures in the workplace.

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:

(a) Provide emergency first aid at work.

(b) Administer first aid to a casualty with:

(i) injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries

(ii) chest injuries

(iii) burns and scalds

(iv) eye injuries

(v) sudden poisoning

(vi) anaphylactic shock.

(c) Recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid.

Content

  • The principles of first aid.
  • Communicating with a casualty.
  • Minor conditions, including minor cuts, grazes and bruises, small splinters.
  • Contents of first aid kits.
  • Avoiding cross infection.
  • Reporting and aftercare.
  • Blood loss and shock.
  • Burns and scalds.
  • Eye injuries.
  • Fractures and dislocations, including spinal injuries.
  • Sprains and strains.
  • Causes of unconsciousness.
  • The recovery position.
  • A practical guide to major conditions, including:
    • Diabetes
    • Seizures
    • Asthma
    • Heart attack
    • Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
    • Choking
    • Stroke
    • Sudden poisoning
    • Anaphylactic shock.
  • Administering aspirin.

Duration: 3 days

Course materials

Course materials appropriate to the course content will be provided at the time of the course.

Assessment

Students must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.  Continuous assessment takes place throughout the course and two independent assessors undertake formal assessments on the last afternoon of the course.  The assessments cover all aspects of the course. Practical skills and knowledge are assessed by undertaking scenarios and answering oral questions.

Certification is valid for a period of 3 years.  To maintain the qualification a 2 day Refresher course must also be undertaken at the end of the 3 year period.

Contact us for further information on how this course might meet your needs or to discuss the learning options available. 

Refresher course

Certification for the First Aid at Work course is valid for a period of 3 years.  To maintain the qualification a 2 day Refresher course must be completed within 28 days after the expiry of the First Aid at Work certificate.  A copy of your original certificate will be required to authenticate your prior training on an HSE approved course.  Certification valid for a further 3 years will be issued to delegates that successfully complete the course and assessments.

Classroom based taught courses

You can study by attending a classroom course, involving face-to-face teaching, at one of out trusted partner’s venues or they can be organised as an in-house course in your premises if you have a number of students who need this qualification.  We have a method of study that suits availability and commitments.

Contact us for further information on how this course might meet your needs or to discuss the learning options available. 

Dates

Dates and venues available throughout the UK, please contact us for details on 01384 447915.

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