This course is aimed at personnel who are or will be appointed as an first aider in the workplace and need to develop the skills and knowledge needed to take on 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.
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.
The agenda for the First Aid at Work Course includes:
- All learning objectives from the Emergency First Aid at Work Course
- Be able to conduct a secondary survey
- Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history
- Demonstrate how to conduct a head to toe survey
- Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints
- Recognise suspected fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains
- Identify how to administer first aid for fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains
- Demonstrate how to apply a support sling an an elevated sling
- Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
- Recognise a suspected head injury and spinal injury
- Identify how to administer first aid for suspected head injury
- Demonstrate how to administer first aid for suspected spinal injury
- Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries
- Recognise a suspected flail chest and penetrating chest injury
- Identify how to administer first aid for a flail chest and penetrating chest injury
- Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds
- Identify the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds
- Identify how to administer first aid for burns involving dry heat, wet heat, electricity and chemicals
- Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with an eye injury
- Identify how to administer first aid for eye injuries involving dust, chemicals and embedded objects
- Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
- Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body
- Identify how to administer immediate first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning
- Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning
- Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis
- Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis
- Recognise suspected anaphylaxis
- Identify how to administer first aid for a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis
- Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness
- Recognise suspected heart attack, stroke, epileptic seizure, asthma attack and diabetic emergency
- Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty suffering from heart attack, stroke, epileptic seizure, asthma attack and diabetic emergency
"The instructor was very engaging and real-life skills have been learnt. Very pleased!"
- Alan Taylor
"Very well delivered, excellent communication skills and easy to understand the different scenarios"
- Chris Howden
"I found the course very informative, delivered at a pace that allowed me time to digest all the information the presentation was excellent and the facilities were equally impressive. Would highly recommend it."
- James Elks
"A very well produced training session in first aid, beneficial and advisable to anyone who wishes to participate. Great instructor knowledge, professionalism and delivery."
- Deborah Keenan
"It was very good and reviewed a lot in just a day training, highly recommended and instructor was great."
- Robert Franklin