Is this course for me?
It is for anyone that works in a low risk environment where there are minimal hazards or where your risk assessment identifies this course to be the most appropriate. If there are frequent hazards or a higher degree of risk then please consider the full 3 Day First Aid at Work as this course covers a wider range of medical conditions and incidents.
What will I learn?
The content of this course has been designed to build knowledge and confidence. It will teach you to recognise and treat various illnesses and incidents correctly and efficiently.
The course covers the following topics:
- Role of a first aider
- Use of equipment
- Importance of recording incidents and actions
- Basic hygiene and preventing cross infection
- The priorities of first aid
- Assessing and managing incidents
- Treatment of an unconscious casualty
- Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
- Wounds and bleeding
- Minor injuries including small cuts, grazes, bruises and small splinters
- Minor burns and scalds
The practical elements of this course are essential as they provide you with vital hands-on experience. It is important that you are physically able to take part in the practical parts of the course. The HSE requires you to attend the full duration of the course to be eligible for evaluation and qualify for an Emergency First Aid at Work certificate.
You will be continually assessed throughout the duration of the course by one of our qualified trainers. Upon successful completion you will receive an Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate valid for three years. The HSE recommends that all qualified first aiders should refresh their knowledge and first aid skills every year. We offer an on-site Annual Skills Update course which can be delivered at your premises for up to 12 first aiders. If you have a 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work certificate that is due to expire and you are still working in a low risk working environment then to re-qualify you must complete the 1 day course again. This course can train a candidate to be a new first aider or re-qualify those that are due to expire. If your risk assessment has now identified your working environment as high risk then please consider the full 3 day First Aid at Work course.
It is recommended that the room size should be approximately 20 x 30 feet for a full 12 person course. The room should be large enough to seat all candidates comfortably in a semicircle formation. The floor space in the centre should be clean and uncluttered as this will be used for the practical parts of the course. The trainer will also require a flip chart if one is available.