First Aid at Work Course

Course Specification:

Qualification Number: 603/2453/3

Description: This qualification is aimed those looking to undertake the role of a first aider in the workplace, as outlined in the Health and Safety (First-aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.

First Aid at Work Course

First aid at work is an ideal first aid course for medium to higher risk workplaces such as engineering workshops, construction, factories, large warehouses.

This is also an excellent first aid course for larger companies who have a high number of staff members or visitors to the site but are still low risk work environment.

On this first aid at work course, you and will learn how to safely manage an unconscious casualty, and how to give essential lifesaving resuscitation to a casualty who has stopped breathing and how to safely and how to use an AED confidently and competently too.

This first aid at work course will also give you the skills how to safely treat a casualty who has a head, neck, spinal injuries, broken bones, fractures too.

On your learning journey you will learn how to provide treatment to a casualty who is choking,  suffering from anaphylactic shock, having an asthma attack, or having a convulsive seizure, or may have been poisoned too.

First aid at work course will teach you how to treat burns, scalds, bleeds, eye injuries, and so much more in this 3 day (18 tutor led hours) first aid at work course.

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First Aid aid at Work course syllabus includes

Understand the role and responsibilities of a First Aider in reference to:

  • Preventing cross infection
  • Importance of recording incidents and actions
  • Using available equipment
  • Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency

Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who:

  • is unresponsive but breathing normally
  • is unresponsive but NOT breathing normally
  • is wounded and bleeding
  • has external bleeding
  • is suffering from medical shock
  • is having a heart attack
  • is having a stroke
  • has bites or stings
  • has had electric shock
  • has injuries to eyes, bones, muscles, and joints
  • has chest injury
  • has splinters, cuts, grazes, or bruising
  • has minor burns or scalds
  • is having a seizure
  • has sudden poisoning
  • is suffering from anaphylactic shock
  • has diabetes
  • has asthma
  • is suffering the effects of extreme heat or cold

Course Duration

18 guided learning hours (3 days).

Course Tests

Practical observations during your training days and a final multi-choice question paper at the end of your course.

Course Qualification

Candidates who successfully pass all the practical elements of the course and pass the final  multi-choice paper will be awarded an Ofqual regulated

QNUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)

This is valid for 3 years from the date of the course, you will receive an A4 size certificate and also a wallet/purse size plastic qualification card.

Course Pre-requisites

This qualification is aimed at those over 16 who are able to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a workplace emergency first aider. Candidates between 14-16 years can undertake the qualification, however, they should not be relied upon by employers to be a sole first aider.

It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of Level 2 literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Attendees will be required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real work environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore be physically capable of doing so.

Geographical Coverage

This qualification is available to candidates in England.

The Qualification can be delivered in other countries however candidates should be aware that the content was developed in accordance with current UK practice.

First aid at work course is Ofqual approved and accredited by Qualifications Network and meets all current HSE and UK Resuscitation Council guidelines.

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