In accordance with the Approved Code of Practice to the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, employers are “strongly recommended” to consider the need for emergency first aid training for appointed persons within their organisation.
Who is this course for?
This QA Level 3 Award course is suitable for most low-risk employers in meeting their legal obligations for minimum first aid provision in the workplace. It is also suitable for employers with a higher risk who wish to provide appointed persons to support their First Aiders. Upon completion attendees will be issued with a certificate which is valid for 3 years.
On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:
• Understand the role and responsibilities of the first aider; including the use of equipment, recording incidents and actions, and the importance of infection control
• Assessing an incident
• Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation
• The recovery position
• Choking and care of airway
• Care of the unconscious person
• Dealing with shock
• Dealing with seizures
• Control of bleeding
• Treatment of minor injuries including burns, scalds, cut, grazes, and bruising
• Lunch and refreshments
• A certificate for each delegates on completion of the course
• All course materials
Who should attend this course?
As a minimum, a low-risk workplace such as a small office should have a first-aid box and a person appointed to take charge of first-aid arrangements, such as calling the emergency services if necessary. Employers must provide information about first-aid arrangements to their employees.
Workplaces where there are more significant health and safety risks are more likely to need a trained first-aider.