First Aid at Work

Maximum number of candidates per course: 12
Course Duration: Three Days (18 hours). Course dates do not have to be consecutive.

The candidate is trained and suitable to be individually assessed for the First Aid at Work Certification.

Selection of suitable candidates:
Selection of suitable candidates will depend upon a number of factors. These include:

  • Have a reliable disposition and good communication skills.
  • Have the aptitude and ability to absorb new knowledge and learn new skills.
  • Have the ability to deal with an emergency situation in a calm, controlled manner.
  • Be prepared to carry out First Aid within the work place whilst they hold a valid First Aid Certificate.
  • Be able to leave their normal duties in order to respond to an emergency.
  • Be committed to the safety and health of their fellow workers.

Aims of the course:

  • To train the candidate to understand the concept of First Aid at Work.
  • To train the candidate in accordance with the Health & Safety (First-Aid) Regulations
  • To prepare the candidate for assessment with the Examiners.
  • To build the candidate’s confidence in his/her ability to perform First Aid in numerous
  • To issue First Aid at Work certificates in accordance with the Health & Safety (First-
    Aid) Regulations 1981.

Course Content:
The skills of patient care which are essential to provide life support to an ill or injured person.

Candidates will receive training in a wide range of first aid skills including:

  • The ability to act safely and effectively when an accident occurs.
  • The treatment and priorities of care for an unconscious patient.
  • The recognition of cardiac arrest and delivery of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Treatment of casualty who is bleeding (use of bandages and slings).
  • Treatment of choking patient.
  • Recognition and treatment of shock.
  • Simple record keeping following an accident at work.
  • Students will also learn to provide care for patients who have:
  • Suffered burns or scalds.
  • Broken or injured bones, muscles, joints.
  • Suffered poisoning.
  • Suffered injury to the eye.
  • Signs and symptoms of a number of serious illnesses including, heart attack,
    stroke, diabetes etc.
  • Suffered extreme temperature changes.

Candidates are required to undertake an independent assessment on the final day of the course.

Candidates who successfully complete the course will be awarded a First Aid at Work
certificate, which is valid for three years.

Course Dates

  • 9th, 10th, 11th December 2019
  • 18th, 19th, 20th March 2020

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