The First Aid at Work (FAW) course will alow delegates to act as a qualified first aider in the work place. This course will give delegates the Level 3 First at Work qualification, accredited by Qualsafe awards.
There is no need to attend Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) before attending this course. If you already hold the EFAW qualification, please contact the administrator of the course before booking.
If you are already FAW qualified and need to requalify please look for the First Aid at Work Requalification course. This is a two day course open to people who are appoaching the end of their three year FAW qualification.
You will be able to:
state the role of the first aider including reference to: the importance of preventing cross infection; the need for recording incidents and actions; use of available equipment;
assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure);
administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and demonstrate the safe use of an AED;
administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;
administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;
administer first aid to a casualty who has a catastrophic bleed;
administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;
provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)
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;
recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes)
Practical skills are an essential element of First Aid training. You will need to lie, kneel and get on and off of the floor. Please contact us before the start of the course if you have any medical conditions or injuries which stop you, or make it difficult for you to take part in these assessments. We will be able to discuss your requirements and offer advice.
Depending on the course you are attending there maybe theory assessments for you to take part in.
If you have any issues around reading and writing please contact us before the start of the course so that we can arrange additional support. Any information that you share with us will be treated as strictly confidential.
Please ensure that you are dressed appropriately for a practical First Aid course. The following items of clothing might compromise your safety/dignity and so are best avoided:
Low cut tops or blouses
Open toe shoes
If you arrive dressed in any of the above the trainer may ask you to leave and return on a different day (a charge may be incurred).
Due to a change in requirements it is now essential that participants on any First Aid course take with them on the first day one of the following:
Picture Driving Licence
A signed credit card/debit card is acceptable if you are a non-driver and do not hold a passport
Please be aware that by making this booking and agreeing to the terms and conditions, you are confirming you have your managers authorisation to attend this training and are aware of the cancellation/non-attendance charges that apply.