This 2-day First Aid at Work course is designed for those who currently hold a First Aid at Work qualification which is due to expire.
The conditions for attending this course are as follows:
You can renew your current FAW qualification by attending this requalification course without question, if it is within 1 month past the expiry date
If your current FAW qualification has lapsed by more than 1 month, but no longer than 3 months, then you can requalify by attending a 2-day course providing ‘Special considerations’ have been applied
Special considerations are:
A signed letter from your employer to me stating the reasons why in their opinion, you are suitably experienced to attend a 2-day course and do not require a full 3-day FAW course
Or I decide after discussions with your employer, or you that your previous experience is sufficient to attend a 2-day course
If your FAW qualification has lapsed beyond 3 months then you must attend a full 3-day FAW course
The important thing to remember is that as soon as the certificate expires, you are no longer considered competent to act as a First Aider in the workplace which may well leave your employer with a shortfall of First Aiders. Therefore, it would be prudent to arrange your requalification before your current FAW expires.
A minimum of 12 hours spread over at least two days. Ideally, the course should be run over two consecutive days, but can be spread over a longer time period if you so desire, providing it is completed within 6 weeks of starting the course and the training sessions last for a minimum of two hours.
A range of subjects are covered including:
Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
Resuscitation and AED awareness
Assessment of the situation
Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
Fractures and spinal injuries
Control of bleeding
Sprains and strains
Successful qualification on this course is based on practical assessments conducted throughout the course and written test papers.
A three year Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work will be issued to you subject to successful assessment.
A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.
A delegate cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the delegate is suitable for that role.