Who is this Qualification aimed at?
This 3 day course is for individuals who require a first aid at work certificate, in organisations that have identified that staff need training to this level within their first aid needs assessment. It provides students with the confidence to apply their knowledge and skills in a range of first aid situations. This course is regulated by Qualsafe Awards and complies with H.S.E recommendations. This qualification is valid for 3 years.
Students must be over 16 years of age and be able to carry out the practical elements detailed in the course outline. The qualification is continually assessed during practical application of the skills and by means of questioning. Students must attend the full three days.
Class Size – up to 12 people
Course Duration – 3 Days (8 hours each day – minimum 18 hours contact time) Days may be split by arrangement.
Students will be able to:
- Explain the roles and responsibilities of a first aider
- Assess an incident including a scene survey and the primary/secondary survey of a casualty
- Perform a secondary survey
- Perform a head to toe survey
- Provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty including placement of the casualty into the recovery position
- Perform CPR and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is experiencing a seizure
- Provide first aid to a casualty who is choking
- Provide fist aid to a casualty who is bleeding severely
- Provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock
- Provide first aid to a casualty suffering from burns and scalds, including chemical and electrical burns
- Provide first aid to casualties with a range minor injuries
- Provide first aid to casualties with bone, muscle and joint injuries including the application of slings
- Provide first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
- Provide first aid to a casualty with chest injuries
- Treat a casualty with an eye injury
- Explain how to treat a casualty who has been poisoned
- Demonstrate how to treat a casualty with anaphylaxis – including use of an epi-pen
- Explain and demonstrate the treatment for a range of suspected major illnesses, including: heart attack, stroke, asthma attack, diabetic emergency