First Aid At Work | Life Support Medics

Qualification Overview

This qualification is based on the HSE training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.

Duration Certificate lasts for Free E-Learning Manuals included Max No. candidates Price
3 days 3 years Yes Yes 12 £1450 + VAT

Information

The current range of HSE approved first aid courses will be ending on October 1st 2013. This Level 3 (QCF) course is designed to replace it and complies with current Health & Safety Law.

Overview

This 3 Day First Aid at Work course covers what is required by the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 for an employer. The certificate gained is valid for a period of 3 years. During the course the delegate will cover the following:

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

For further information please see the specific sections below which will provide more details

Cost

The costs are based on either attending the course at one of our training centres or for training at an "In-House" venue

  • Cost per delegate - £170 + VAT
  • Cost per group - £1450 + VAT

An AED course can be added onto this course for an additional £10 per candidate.

Aim of the Qualification

The aim of the qualification is to enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider.

Regulated First Aid Qualifications are not only accepted by the HSE right now - you can be confident that they will meet your future legal requirements too.

Structure of the Qualification

This qualification is comprised of two mandatory units with a total value of 3 credits and 24 guided learning hours. Minimum contact teaching hours apply to this qualification - to comply with HSE/Skills for Health guidance.

  • Initial training should be delivered in no less than 18 hours (3 days) excluding breaks.
  • Requalification training should be delivered in no less than 12 hours (2 days) excluding breaks.
  • To attend a requalifying course, learners must produce a copy of a First Aid at Work Certificate that is either HSE approved or Ofqual/SQA regulated. This certificate must not have expired by more than 3 months. On initial and requalification courses, all practical and theoretical assessments must be passed to gain the qualification.

    Intended Audience

    The qualification is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide First Aid when dealing with an emergency situation..

    Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements but in order to benefit from the learning, learners should possess communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification.

    Whilst a first aider's certificate has expired, that person will not be accepted as a workplace first aider under the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, so employers should be encouraged to requalify their first aiders early.

    Requalification Requirements

    This Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work is valid for a period of 3 years, within which time the learner will need to re-take the course and the assessments in order to remain qualified (please refer to Structure of the Qualification above for further details).

    Relationship with Other Related Qualifications

    The Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF) also appears in the Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work offered by ourselves and other awarding organisations. Therefore, learners who have achieved Unit 1 (Emergency First Aid in the Workplace) can use this under Recognition of Prior Learning towards the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work, providing they take the assessments for Unit 2(FAW) within 10 weeks of achieving Unit 1(EFAW) due to the expiration of these certificates.

    Qualification Unit 1

    The Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) has one unit that learners are required to complete in order to achieve the qualification.

    Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider.

    • Identify the role and responsibilities of an emergency first aider.
    • Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others.
    • Identify the need of establishing consent to provide first aid.
    • Describe how to complete an accident report form.
    • Identify the first aid equipment that should be available in a workplace.
    • Describe the safe use of first aid equipment.

    Be able to assess an incident.

    • Describe how to conduct a scene survey.
    • Describe how to make a primary survey of a casualty.
    • Identify when and how to call for help.

    Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally.

    • Demonstrate how to assess a casualty's level of consciousness.
    • Demonstrate how to open a casualty's airway and check breathing.
    • Explain the importance of the recovery position.
    • Demonstrate how to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position.
    • Describe how to treat a casualty who is in seizure.

    Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally.

    • Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.
    • Demonstrate how to administer effective Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin.

    Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking.

    • Describe how to identify a casualty with a partially and completely blocked airway obstruction.
    • Describe how to treat a casualty who is choking.

    Manage a casualty who is wounded and bleeding.

    • Identify the types of external bleeding.
    • Demonstrate how to control severe external bleeding.

    Manage a casualty who is in shock.

    • Describe signs and symptoms of shock.
    • Demonstrate how to manage a casualty who is in shock.

    Understand how to manage a casualty with a minor injury.

    • Describe how to manage a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises.
    • Describe how to manage a casualty with minor burns and scalds.
    • Describe how to manage a casualty with small splinters.

    Qualification Unit 2

    The Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work has two units that learners are required to complete in order to achieve the qualification.

    Be able to conduct a secondary survey.

    • Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history.
    • Conduct a head to toe survey.

    Be able to administer first aid to a casualty withinjuries to bones, muscles and joints.

    • Recognise suspected and Administer first aid for;
    • Fractures
    • Dislocations
    • Sprains and strains

    Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injury.

    • Recognise suspected and Administer first aid for suspected;
    • Concussion
    • Skull Fracture
    • Cerebral Compression
    • Spinal Injury

    Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally.

    • Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.
    • Demonstrate how to administer effective Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin.

    Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with a suspected chest injury.

    • Recognise the different types of chest injuries.
    • Administer first aid for a chest injury.

    Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds.

    • Recognise the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds.
    • Administer first aid for burns involving;
    • Dry heat
    • Wet heat
    • Electricity
    • Chemicals

    Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with an eye injury.

    • Identify examples of common eye injuries.
    • Administer first aid for eye injuries involving;
    • Dust
    • Chemicals
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    Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning.

    • Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body.
    • Administer immediate first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning.
    • Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning.

    Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis.

    • Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis.
    • Recognise anaphylaxis.
    • Administer immediate first aid for a casualty.

    Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness.

    • Recognise major illnesses including and Administer first aid to a casualty suffering from major illnesses including;
    • Heart Attack
    • Stroke
    • Epilepsy
    • Asthma
    • Diabetes