First Aid Training
If an employer has identified that first-aiders are needed in their workplace, they must ensure that those identified to be first aiders undertake training appropriate to the need – typically this may be first aid at work (FAW) or emergency first aid at work (EFAW):
• EFAW training enables a first-aider to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill while at work.
• FAW training includes EFAW and also equips the first-aider to apply first aid to a range of specific injuries and illnesses.
This course is for people wishing to renew a valid First Aid at Work certificate. This course covers the contents of the three-day First aid at work course in 2 days. Students will requalify for the 3-day course.
The aim of this short 4-hour course is to train candidates in Basic First Aid treatments and CPR. The conditions participants are trained to treat are conditions associated with drug and alcohol mis use.
This short 3-hour course teaches the essential skills that an AED operator needs and gives students the confidence to know what to do in an emergency. Defibrillators are very simple to operate and no previous training is required to attend this course.
This half-day course has been developed to meet the requirements of industries that consider themselves to be at high risk following a suitable and sufficient risk assessment, such construction workers, forestry employees, and those This course will equip the student with the necessary skills, knowledge and expertise on CPR, how to apply a Tourniquet, Haemostatic dressings and how to manage an Airway in the event of an emergency.
This two-day paediatric first aid course focuses on emergency scenarios that face those looking after young children and infants,including daynurseries, private nursery schools, pre-schools, before and after school clubs for children in the early years age group, childminders and carers of children at home. This course is for people working with young children and those working towards an Early Years educator qualification.
This one-day course focuses on emergency scenarios that may face those looking after babies and young children. This course is for people working with and caring for babies and young children.
Students will understand the roles and responsibilities of the emergency paediatric first aider, have the ability to assess an emergency situation and prioritise your actions. Students will learn how to help a baby or child who is; unresponsive and breathing normally, unresponsive and not breathing normally, having a seizure, choking, suffering from shock and bleeding
• Employers may also identify some other level or standard of training that is appropriate to their needs.
Standards of first aid
First-aid management of injuries and illness, in relation to the topics covered in FAW/EFAW training courses, are in accordance with:
Current guidelines published by the Resuscitation Council (UK); and
the current edition of the first-aid manual of the Voluntary Aid Societies (St John Ambulance, British Red Cross, St Andrew’s First Aid).
Courses include; Emergency First Aid At Work, First Aid At Work, Paediatric First Aid and First Aid Appointed Person.