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First aid at work (level 3)

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The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to identify the requirements for first aid within their workplaces. This includes the provision, where appropriate, of fully qualified first aiders, i.e. those who have successfully undertaken an approved three-day First Aid at Work course.

This training course will provide the knowledge, understanding and skills required to deal with a range of illnesses and injuries requiring first aid in the workplace. This course meets the legislative criteria and successful candidates will be awarded an QCF-approved certificate that is valid for a period of three years. 

Outline and content

Unit 1:

  • Emergency First Aid in the Workplace Roles and responsibilities of a first aider Incident assessment
  • Dealing with an unconscious casualties (including CPR training)
  • First aid for choking, external bleeding, shock and minor injuries

Unit 2:

  • Recognition and management of illness and injury in the workplace
  • The secondary survey first aid for injuries to bones, joints and muscles (including head and spinal injuries)
  • Medical emergencies like sudden poisoning and anaphylaxis
  • Recognition and treatment of major illnesses

 

Learning outcomes

  • This course will enable your employees to become HSE-approved first aiders, certified for three years, meaning you can fulfil your legal requirement for fully qualified first aiders in the workplace.
  • Ensuring you have on-site provision to deal with most first aid emergency situations means you may be able to save the lives of employees or reduce any serious or fatal injuries.

Prerequisites

Attendees should have successfully undertaken an approved three-day First Aid at Work course. However, this is not essential.

Course length

1 day.

Up to 12 people.

Assessment

Certification

This course meets the legislative criteria and successful candidates will be awarded an QCF-approved certificate that is valid for a period of three years.