The Health & Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 states that where an employer provides first-aiders in the workplace, they should ensure they have undertaken suitable training, have an appropriate first-aid qualification and remain competent to perform their role.
This course, which is in accordance with the current guidelines published by the Resuscitation Council (UK) will give learners the skills and knowledge to confidently respond to a range of accidents and first aid emergencies in the workplace.
On successful completion of the syllabus, each delegate must be able to demonstrate that they are able to:
Act safely, promptly and effectively with emergencies at work
Use first aid equipment, including the contents of a first aid box
Understand the duties of employers and the legal framework
Maintain simple factual records on what they have done with regard to any treatment or management of an emergency
Recognise the importance of personal hygiene in first aid procedures
They must also be able to deal with a casualty who:
Requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Is bleeding or wounded
Is suffering from shock
Is suffering from an injury to bones, muscles or joints
Has been burned or scalded
Has an eye injury
Has been overcome by gas or fumes
May have been poisoned or exposed to a harmful substance
And, they must be able to:
Recognise major illnesses and take appropriate action
Recognise minor illnesses and take appropriate action
Manage the transportation of a casualty, as required by the circumstances of the workplace
On completion of theoretical and practical assessments, delegates will receive a certificate which is issued for the purposes of complying with the requirements of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 and has a validity of three years.
Learners must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.
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