What is the First Aid At Work Course?
This is a three day course, looking at first aid at work in greater detail. Higher risk areas naturally require higher skill levels. We discuss this in this article and it may help you to look at it. This course will help you prepare for much broader challenges than the EFAW course can offer in a single day, for instance we will address responses to burns and poisoning. Undoubtedly we will dispel a few myths along the way.
Whatever your work environment, the common factor is you will be working alongside others who may have urgent need of first aid, be that the result of a work-related activity or suffer an unrelated condition while at work. Remember, the national target for an ambulance’s attendance in a life-threatening condition is 8 minutes. In the southwest area that target is met in 80% of cases. Your casualty will need to rely on you before paramedic help can get to them.
What will we be doing?
We will train you to be a competent emergency first aider, learning to assess the situation as well as the casualty – giving you the confidence to step forward and made an important difference to someone’s life.
We’ll work together taking turns both as casualty and first aider. We’ll use use equipment including mannequins, face shields and of course, bandages, providing you with hands-on experience of treating casualties who are unconscious, who have stopped breathing, who are bleeding or who are in shock. We’ll discuss what is happening in the body so that you understand why different kinds of treatment are relevant in varying circumstances. We’ll work at your pace. There is no such thing as a stupid question, this course is your opportunity to immerse yourself in first aid so that you have confidence in your ability to help others.
What do you get at the end?
Beyond the knowledge and skills to save a life you’ll obtain an important, recognised qualification. We’ll undertake an ongoing assessment throughout the course. On successful completion you will be awarded a HSE recognised/Ofqual accredited “Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF)” – that’s valid for three years from the date of issue.
At the conclusion of the course the student will be able to :
Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
Be able to assess an incident
Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding
Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock
Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury
Be able to conduct a secondary survey
Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints
Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries
Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds
Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with an eye injury
Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis
Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness
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£249 (no VAT to pay)
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£290 + VAT (£348)
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