This course is designed to give you a basic knowledge and understanding of providing First Aid within the workplace and also in everyday life.
You will leave the course feeling confident that you can provide First Aid in an Emergency First Aid situation, whether that’s an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing, or a casualty who is choking; you will learn how to put a breathing casualty into the recovery position, how to deal with bleeding and how to prioritise in an emergency and call for assistance from the Emergency services if appropriate.
This course can be delivered on site within the workplace.
A range of subjects are covered during the six hours of teaching including:
* Responsibilities of the First Aider
* Putting the casualty in the recovery position
* Calling for help, Emergency services
* AED defibrillator-practise
* Assessment of the situation
* Dealing with unconscious casualty
* Minor Injuries
* Bleeding control
* Basic hygiene in First Aid setting
A minimum of six hours teaching needs to be completed, which will consist of practical exercises such as practising on mannequins, choking vests, bandaging and other skills training with some theoretical activities.
A full colour First Aid manual will be provided for you to keep.
During the course there will be some ongoing assessment of your practical & theoretical skills and knowledge to ensure that you meet the standards required to receive a three year Emergency First Aid at work certificate.
On successful completion of the course an externally validated certificate will be issued which is valid for 3 years.
For reference the Health & Safety Executive recommends that all delegates undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours as a means of updating and refreshing skills so the First Aider remains confident to administer Emergency First Aid.