Is this course for me?
It is for anyone that works in a high risk environment where there are frequent hazards or where your risk assessment identifies this course to be the most appropriate.
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, incidents and medical conditions 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
- Dressings including bandaging and slings
- Head, chest and eye injuries
- Fractures and muscular injuries
- Burns and scalds
- Seizures / Epilepsy
- Anaphylactic shock
- Heart conditions including heart attack, angina and stroke
Alternatively, if you have a suitable room available one of our trainers could deliver this course at your premises on a date of your choice. The timings could also be arranged to suit your requirements.
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 a First Aid at Work certificate.
Assessment and Certification
You will be continually assessed throughout the duration of the course by one of our qualified trainers. Upon successful completion you will receive a 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 In-House Annual Skills Update course which can be delivered at your premises for up to 12 first aiders.
On-Site Training Room Requirement
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.