The First Aid At Work course is a minimum 3 day training course from 1st October 2009, previously 4 day. The syllabus is approved by the Health & Safety Executive and many employers will find they are required to have staff qualified in this course.
The 3 day First Aid At Work (FAW) training course is also highly recommended for anyone with an interest in first aid or who find themselves caring for relatives.
What are the aims of the First Aid At Work course?
To be able to demonstrate skills and knowledge in first aid, in order to be safe,prompt and effective dealing with an incident at work.
What skills or knowledge do I need to be able to attend?
No prior knowledge is needed but you should be capable of learning a lot of new skills in a short space of time (3 days). There may be a need to do a small amount of reading outside the course hours on the first or second day of the course. This will depend on how confident you feel in the subjects covered during the day.
Teaching Methods Used: instructor classroom instruction, group work, scenarios and practical, individual work and learning times.
Companies with one or more staff that operate in a high risk sector may require staff to be training in the First Aid At Work course.
Contact us if you are unsure about your Health & Safety legislation obligations and we will be happy to help.
The following is a basic outline of the skills the candidates will gain on the First Aid At Work course:
- Understand the role of the first aider including reference to:
- The importance of preventing cross infection
- The need for recording incidents and actions
- Use of available equipment
- Access 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
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded or bleeding
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
- Administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries
- Administer first aid to a casualty with burns & scalds
- Administer first aid to a casualty with eye injuries
- Administer first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
- Administer first aid to a casualty with anaphylactic shock
- Recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes)
- Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes, bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)