Virtual Qualsafe First Aid at Work (RQF) Requalification

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Course Overview

Our Virtual First Aid at Work (Requalification) Course delivers a minimum of 18 hours of virtual classroom based theory and face-to-face practical instruction and is designed to instruct up to a maximum of 12 delegates.

This Regulated Qualification is ideal for anyone wishing to maintain their first aider qualification. The HSE guidance is clear that if an employee's FAW certificate has expired, then they are "no longer considered competent to act as a first aider in the workplace." For this reason, you should make every effort to requalify a first aider before the certificate expires.

This course consists of a virtual lecture via zoom, DVD presentation, written assessment, practical training and assessment.

This course is aimed at personnel who are already a first aider in the workplace and need to maintain their qualification needed for that role. It is intended for those who will have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic first aid to people in a range of first aid situations.

Delegates will need to produce their current or previous recently expired FAW certificate in order to attend this course.

This course is suitable for anyone who needs first aid training, but would like to restrict the time spent face to face in the classroom.

Please note that learners will be expected to take part in exercises such CPR and AED use, so please ensure delegates are in good health and do not have anything that may preclude them from taking part in the practical assessment. Delegate must be at least 16 years old to attend this course and it is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in Literacy or Numeracy, or equivalent due to the multiple choice examination at the end of the course.

Delegates will gain an understanding of the practical administration of safe, prompt and effective first aid in the workplace with an understanding of the role of first aider in line with current legislation and recommendations from the Resuscitation Council (UK).

Throughout the duration of the course, delegates will be assessed when carrying out a number of practical exercises including CPR, use of an AED, unconscious casualties, wounds, bleeding and shock, secondary surveys and management of fractures. At the end of the course delegates will take a multiple choice test.

Successful delegates will receive a certificate and ID cards which will be valid for a period of 3 years from the date of the course.

Day One: Theory Session delivered virtually via Zoom

Day Two: Face-to-Face practical session delivered in the classroom

The agenda for the First Aid at Work (Requalification) Course includes all learning objectives from the Emergency First Aid at Work Course and First Aid at Work Course. Due to the experience of the delegates attending, the learning objectives will be covered at a faster pace.

In addition, the course agenda will enable delegates to:

  1. Be able to conduct a secondary survey
  2. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  3. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
  4. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries
  5. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds
  6. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with an eye injury
  7. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
  8. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis
  9. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness

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