This qualification is designed for those learners already working or preparing to work in industry and that have been identified within the company’s risk assessment of First Aid. It is typically delivered as a one day programme. Topics within this course are regarded by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) as being important in maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective treatment of injuries and ill health in the workplace.
This qualification covers all the main first aid injuries life-threatening conditions and illnesses. On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:
– Understand the role of the First Aider
– Understand the importance of preventing cross infection
– Understand the need for recording incidents and actions
– Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
– Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious ( including seizure)
– Administer CPR
– Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;
– Treat the wounded and bleeding;
– Treat someone suffering from shock
– Provide appropriate First Aid for minor injuries ( including small cuts, grazes and bruises; minor burns and scalds; small splinters)
If time permits, additional topics such as Heart Attack & Angina; Stroke, Concussion and compression; Epilepsy; Diabetes; Poisoning and Asthma may briefly be covered.
This is a one day course which requires no previous experience. However, you must have a good understanding of the English vocabulary to a level 2 standard is essential.
There are written assessments throughout the session to complete. The tutor will also continually assess your understanding of the topic throughout the day.
This qualification consists of one mandatory unit, which learners must complete successfully in order to achieve the qualification: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace