Who Should attend?
Anyone wishing to become an accredited first aider in the workplace, particularly where it has been identified subsequent to risk assessment that a trained first aider is recommended.
- Understand the role and responsibilities of the first aider
- Recording and reporting of accidents and incidents including RIDDOR
- Discussion of specific work related injuries
- Contents of a first aid kit (including preventing cross infection
- Assessing the situation and acting safely, effectively and promptly in an emergency
Administer first aid to a casualty who is/requires:
- Unconscious (including seizure)
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Wounded and bleeding
- Suffering from shock
- Appropriate first aid for minor injuries including minor cuts, grazes, bruises, small splinters, minor burns and scalds
Administer first aid to a casualty with:
- Injuries to bones, muscles and joints including suspected spinal injuries
- Chest injuries
- Burns and scalds
- Eye injuries
- Sudden poisoning
- Anaphylactic shock
- Heart attack including angina
Assessment & Qualification
Following final assessment, successful learners will receive an HSE approved certificate which is valid for 3 years.
- Learners must be physically able to carry out procedures required to meet HSE assessment criteria.
- This course complies with H&S (First Aid) Regs 1981.
- Learners are required to attend a 2 day requalification course after the 3 year period to keep the qualification valid.
- It is strongly recommended that learners update their skills by attending a 3 hour annual refresher course.