First Aid at Work (FAW)

Who should attend?
Where an employers risk assessment of the work place identifies the requirement for a trained First aider, for example any medium to high-risk environment. The candidate should be physically fit, level headed and able to remain calm and take control in an emergency situation.
Aims and Objectives!
To train the candidate in Basic Life Support (BLS), they will learn how to assess a casualty’s condition and where appropriate to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). They will also be taught how to deal with a casualty with a bleed wound, to identify and treat for shock, and be able to recognise and deal with various other conditions including, Burns, Fractures, Heart conditions, Diabetes etc. The candidate will also be taught basic record keeping and equipment maintenance.
Having a qualified First aider will help you to meet your legal requirements as an employer as stated in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Health and Safety (first aid) Regulations 1981.
A qualified first aider can give immediate assistance to a casualty who is injured or taken ill, thus reducing dramatically the potential of the casualty’s condition developing into something more serious, and where required can administer life saving resuscitation, altogether making for a safer working environment.
On successful completion of the course the candidate will receive a certificate of qualification in first aid, as recognised by the Health and Safety Executive, which will be valid for 3 years. Although yearly updating of skills is the H.S.E. recommendation.

Suitable for persons working in a medium/high risk environment, this is a HSE compliant 3-day course for up to 12 students, which will be assessed by two independent assessors.

Course Content:

Duties of a First Aider-Principle Aims
Personal Hygiene-Equipment-Regulations
Incident Management-Casualty care-Moving/Handling
Respiratory system-Assessment of the Casualty-Recovery position
CPR Technique-Causes of Asphyxia:
Asthma – Choking – Hyperventilation – Head Injuries
Epilepsy – Stroke - Diabetes

Circulatory System-Types of Wounds/Bleeds-Dressings-Slings
Control of Bleeding External/Internal-Shock Recognition/Treatment
Fractures – Dislocations – Sprains/Strains - Spinal Injury
Eye Injuries – Burns – Fainting – Heart Conditions

Revision/Preparation for Assessments
Wash Up!