First Aid at Work
It is a requirement of health and safety law that employers provide a safe and healthy environment for their staff. Employers are legally required to assess their workplace in regards to first aid needs which should indicate the level of first aid trained personnel, as well as equipment and facilities required. If your first aid needs assessment highlights the need for qualified first aiders, then this qualification will provide you will suitably qualified staff.
This course gives the learners a qualification to the highest level of first aid, meeting the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
What will you cover?
The First Aid at Work Qualification is comprised of two units:
Unit 1: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
- Role and responsibilities of a first Aider
- Managing unresponsive casualties who are not breathing normally
- Assessing Incidents
- Recognising and treatment for choking
- Minor Injuries
- Managing unresponsive casualties who are breathing normally
Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace
- Conducting secondary surveys
- Burns and Scalds
- Major Illness
- Injuries to Bones, Muscles and Joints
- Eye injuries
- Suspected head and spinal injuries
- Sudden poisoning
- Suspected chest injuries
- Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions
Assessment & Certificate
The assessment takes place continually over the course and determines your knowledge, skills and understanding of managing and treating a variety of workplace injuries and illnesses.
The qualification is valid for three years from the date of assessment and holders must renew their qualification within its period of validity. To re-qualify you should be assessed against all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria in each unit. This can be achieved by attending a 12-hour (2 day) First Aid at Work re-qualification course.