Qualification Overview

This qualification is based on the HSE training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work courses for the purposes of the Health & Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.

Aim of Qualification

The aim of the qualification is to enable learners to attain the knowledge and competence needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations.  Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider.

Intended Audience

The qualification is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work or in voluntary and community activities, to provide first aid when dealing with an emergency situation

Course Content

Day 1

  • The role of the First Aider
  • Incident and Casualty Management
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Recovery Position & Management of Seizure
  • Choking
  • External Bleeding & Hypovolaemic Shock
  • Minor Injuries
  • Written Assessments & Course Evaluations

Day 2

  • Respiratory System
  • Hypoxia
  • Chest Injuries
  • Asthma & Hyperventilation
  • Circulatory System
  • Woulds & Bleeding Extras
  • Eye Injuries
  • Shock
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angina & Heart Attack
  • Stroke "Brain Attack"
  • Burns & Scalds
  • Poisons

Day 3

  • CPR Recap/Practise
  • Skeletal System
  • Fractures/Dislocations
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Head Injuries
  • Secondary Survey
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Written Assessments

A Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work is issued on successful completion of the course.  This is valid for 3 years.

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