This course is for all staff members who need to hold a First Aid certificate to support the First Aid needs of the organisation. A risk assessment of first aid needs may identify the need for Emergency First Aiders in the workplace, either as an addition to your First Aiders, or where the risk of your business is low.
This award satisfies the requirements of the Regulatory Body for First Aid - the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and HSENI (Northern Ireland).
After attendance at this course learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with emergency first aid cover that provides treatment to the people they support and their employee’s in a prompt, safe and effective manner and within the roles and responsibilities of their job role.
The certificate is valid for 3 years and will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria of ongoing practical assessments and successful completion of a multiple choice question paper.
As first aid methods and theories may change within the 3 years that a learner’s certificate is valid for, we therefore recommend that emergency first aiders undertake an annual refresher course of 3 hours. This will give them the opportunity to practice skills they may not have used since gaining their qualification and develop their knowledge around other injuries that they may have experienced. This will support the organisation to be constantly up to date with current first aid practice.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
First Aid manikins, first aid kits, assessments, group discussions, small group activities and DVD clips.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
Health and safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 (as amended)
Resuscitation Council Guidelines
And the following QCF units:
Emergency First Aid skills
Contribute to Health and Safety in Health and Social Care
Introduction-The First Aider
What is First Aid?
First Aid in the work place
Responsibilities of the First Aider
Actions in an emergency
Breathing and circulation
Resuscitation and AED Awareness
Disorders of respiration
Disorders of the circulation
State the role and responsibilities of an emergency First Aider
Demonstrate how to assess an incident
Demonstrate how to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
Manage and unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
Describe how to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
Manage a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
Manage a casualty who is in shock
Explain how to manage a casualty with a minor injury
State own responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, relating to Health and Safety in the work setting
Describe the procedure for responding to accidents and sudden illness