It is a legislative requirement that employers provide a healthy and safe place to work in and to the greater extent this is true. Accidents however, do happen from time to time and the nature and extent of the injury will greatly depend on the type of business and the hazards involved.
If an organisation’s risk assessment of First Aid needs identifies a requirement for First Aid trained staff, this level 3 national Award in First Aid at Work satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid – the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
This comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. In addition, this course will include any protocol changes that may have arisen since their last training course.
Certificates are valid for three years although we advise that the employer promotes ongoing awareness and takes advantage of our First Aid annual refresher from the e-learning platform. The 2 day requalification can be offered towards the end of the 3 years providing the First Aid at Work certificate is still in date.
|Legalities, responsibilities and reporting||Dealing with an unresponsive casualty|
|Heart attacks||Eye injuries|
|Fractures and spinal injuries||Epilepsy|
|Control of bleeding||Choking|
|Use of AED and resusitation||Bandaging|
|Assessment of the situation||Poisoning|
|Shock (including Anaphylaxis)||Stroke|
|Sprains and strains||Chest injuries|
Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment on each day.
This course runs over 18 hours spread over at least 3 days. Ideally, the course should be run over three consecutive days, but we can accommodate your specific needs providing the course is completed within 10 weeks of starting the course and the training sessions last for a minimum of two hours.
A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role. The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.
Although a group of 12 students is the maximum, we much prefer a smaller group of say 6 to 8 as we believe it to be more conducive to learning, especially if the course duration is a minimum 6 hours.
The typical course cost for FAW training is £1650 for up to 8 delegates. There is an additional £20 per delegate for numbers between 9 and 12. Please use the contact form for further information, dates and availability or to discuss any aspect of your frst aid needs assessment.
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