Emergency First Aid at Work

Who Should attend?

Employees who have been identified to act as the first aider in low risk work place environments.

Course Content

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the first aider
  • Recording and reporting of accidents and incidents including RIDDOR
  • Contents of a first aid kit (including preventing cross infection)
  • Assessing the situation and acting safely, effectively and promptly in an emergency

Administer first aid to a casualty who is/requires:

  • Unconscious (including seizure)
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Choking
  • Wounded and bleeding
  • Suffering from shock
  • Appropriate first aid for minor injuries including minor cuts, grazes, bruises, small splinters, minor burns and scalds.

In addition, discussion of specific work related injuries/illness to include topics such as:

  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Stroke
  • Asthma
  • Heart attack including angina
  • Diabetes
  • Fractures

Assessment & Qualification

Learners are continually assessed throughout the course to ensure learning outcomes have been achieved.  Successful learners will receive an HSE approved certificate which is valid for 3 years.

Additional Information

Learners must be physically able to carry out procedures required to meet HSE assessment criteria. This course complies with H&S (First Aid) Regs 1981 and updates learners of any change in practice and guidelines. Learners are required to attend a requalification course after the 3 year period to keep the qualification valid. It is strongly recommended that learners update their skills by attending a 3 hour annual refresher course.

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