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First Aid at Work

Keeping your staff safe

Description and Purpose

Employers are legally required to assess their workplace with regards to First Aid qualification needs. The findings of the needs assessment should indicate the level of first-aid equipment, facilities and personnel required. This comprehensive 3 day course covers a wide range of CPR, AED and First Aid skills and includes the Emergency First Aid at Work syllabus and also equips the first-aider to apply first aid to a range of specific injuries and illness. This course will provide the learner a recognised Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) First Aid at Work qualification.

Duration

The FAW course duration is 18 hours and the course comprises of practical work and theoretical classroom work, including practical assessment on CPR, AED and first aid. The course can be delivered over 3 consecutive days or can be delivered over 10 weeks from the start of the course.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered which will require the candidate to:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  • Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock Be able to assess an incident
  • Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  • Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  • Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding
  • Be able to conduct a secondary survey
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with an eye injury
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis

Pre Requisites

Every candidate, prior to commencement of training for the FAW qualification must be 16 years of age at the time of taking the FAW assessment.

Certification

Completed assessment reports will be forwarded to the Awarding Body for processing. A carbon copy of the Assessment Report Form will be retained by the candidate as proof of successfully gaining the award. IQL UK will despatch, by normal post, the FAW certificate to the candidate’s home address.

The validity period of the award is three years from the date of the assessment.

Above information was provided by the RLSS.

Courses

Available Courses

Date: 9th to 11th October

Location: Infinity Cars, 4 Braille Cres, Renfrew PA4 0DJ

Cost: £215

 

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