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First Aid at Work Initial Course

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Course Details

This initial First Aid at Work course looks at the requirements to provide basic First Aid knowledge within an organisation. Our First Aid at Work Initial Course complies with the current Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 amended October 2009. Successful participants receive certificates, approved by HSE, and accredited by FAIB to show that they are qualified to be First Aiders in the workplace for the next three years.

Benefits to you

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Provide emergency first aid at work
  • Administer first aid to casualties with: injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries;
  • Chest injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Eye injuries
  • Sudden poisoning
  • Recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes).

Successful participants will receive an FAIB approved certificate valid for 3 years

Course Contents

  • Legislation
  • Role and aims of a First Aider
  • Infection control
  • Contents of a First Aid Kit
  • Record Keeping
  • Incident Management
  • Primary Survey
  • Priorities of Treatment
  • Treatment of an Unconscious Casualty – Recovery Position
  • Resuscitation (Using Resuscitation Council (UK) 2021 Guidelines) inc. Effective Rescue Breaths
  • Choking
  • Recognition and Treatment of Cardiac Conditions
  • Defibrillator (AED) Awareness
  • Secondary Survey
  • Recognition and Treatment of Respiratory Conditions
  • Recognition and Treatment of Nervous System Conditions
  • Recognition and Treatment of Strokes
  • Control and Treatment of Wounds and Bleeding
  • Treatment of Minor Injuries
  • Treatment of Poisoning
  • Treatment of Burns & Scalds
  • Recognition and Treatment of Heat and Cold Injuries
  • Recognition and Treatment of Anaphylaxis and use of an Auto Injector
  •  Recognition and Treatment of Diabetes
  • Management & Treatment of Muscular Skeletal Injuries inc. Spinal Injuries
  • Treatment of Electric Shock
  • Treatment of Clinical Shock
  • Management of Seizures
  • Sepsis & Septicaemia

This qualification is via end of course and continual assessment by the trainer.  An HSE approved, FAIB accredited, certificate, valid for 3 years, will be issued to those who meet the criteria.

This course complies with The Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 or Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982 for FAW and EFAW


Who should attend?

Any person who is to be designated as a First Aider at work. All employers in the UK have a legal obligation to make First Aid provision for their employees.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • First Aid Manual
  • First Aid Training Kit
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • HSE approved certificate (3 Year Validity)