Adult Emergency First Aid (1 day)
Adult Emergency First Aid Refresher (1/2 day)
Must we have a Trained First-Aid Person?
Yes. Providing adequate First-Aid facilities at your place of work is a requirement under The Health and Safety at work act. This should ideally apply to any business with more than 5 employees
On the 1st of October 2009, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) implemented new rules for employers on First-Aid at work. Employers must by law carry out a First-Aid training needs assessment. There are now two types of first aiders: First Aid at Work Training (3 day course) and an Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day course). In addition, the HSE now recommends that all First Aiders attend annual refresher training of 3 hours.
As the HSE requires at least six training and assessment contact hours for this course, participants must be in attendance for the entire course duration to be eligible for evaluation and qualify for a certificate for Emergency First aid at work; valid for three years.
All too often people think they know what to do in an emergency and they risk getting it wrong, this can be damaging for the injured person and a long term memory you might want to forget yet can’t! It doesn’t seem like a risk until it happens! “If only I had known what to do” doesn’t help after the event.
This HSE approved, 1 day training course is for individuals who are required to act as an Emergency First-Aider at Work with the emphasis on prevention, promotion, and preservation.
- It is appropriate for nominated emergency First-Aiders, or anyone requiring a comprehensive one day First-Aid course.
- This course is ideal for small to medium sized businesses, freelancers and self-employed, in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations. The course is run over one day, or a half day refresher course following completion of the 1 day course. It includes both theory and practical sessions. We create a relaxed atmosphere, where learning is designed to quickly build confidence
- We have specialist experience working with the Care Sector in Care Home and Domiciliary care and education settings.
- The course can be adapted to suit a particular audience.
- This Emergency First-Aid Training at Work course also meets the requirements of an Appointed Person First-Aid Course
Learn how to save a life in 6 hours
All it takes is six hours of your time to learn these basic First-Aid techniques, which could save a life. As a minimum any workplace should have a First-Aid box and a person appointed to take charge in the event something should happen.
Certification is based on assessment throughout the course and on completion candidates who meet the required standard will receive a certificate which is valid for 3 years, this is signed and dated at the end of the course by the trainer and can be taken away the same day. Yearly half day refresher courses are available and highly recommended as this keeps your skills up to date and refreshes your practical knowledge.
Who should attend?
There is no particular person profile, ideally someone who is full time, preferable if they have an interest in Health and can stay calm in a crisis and probably essential they don’t faint at the sight of blood!
This full one day course is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in a voluntary and community role, to provide First-Aid when dealing with an emergency situation. It is therefore, ideal for workplaces that present fewer health and safety risks.
The aim of the qualification is to enable candidates to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations.
Basically whatever size your business, whatever the nature of your business this course provides the required training and meets the outcomes in line with The Care Certificate for those that this is applicable for.
What does the course look like?
This training course is delivered as a full day 6 hour course or half day refresher 3-4 hours depending on group size. Refresher courses are advised on a yearly basis to ensure skills and knowledge are up to date. Both courses require the learner to successfully demonstrate their competence and confidence to deliver First Aid safely. The topics covered in these courses are as follows:
- Recovery Position (Primary and Secondary Survey)
- Prioritising Treatment
- Shock (emotional and physical)
- Bleeding and Wounds
- Heart Attack
- Burns and scalds
- Reporting and Recording
This course covers key learning’s as outlined in the Care Certificate.