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Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work

A packed and well paced First Aid at Work program over 3 days. On this L3 accredited First Aid at Work program, learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of first aid situations.

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Description

A packed and well paced First Aid at Work program over 3 days. On this L3 accredited First Aid at Work program, learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of first aid situations. This includes:

  • Assessing an incident
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty
  • CPR
  • Heart attacks
  • Choking
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Fractures
  • Anaphylaxis and more

Assessment

Learners are assessed for this qualification using the following methods: 

  • Multiple choice question paper
  • Practical observation

The multiple choice assessment will take place under examination conditions; i.e. learners will sit at least 1.25 metres apart and will not be allowed to confer during the examination. No books, including dictionaries, will be permitted during the examination.

Business benefits

  • Having designated first aiders in the workplace is a legal requirement
  • Nobody expects an emergency to happen. Having trained first aiders onsite ensures that if an emergency situation does arise, it will be dealt with in a prompt and effective manner
  • Failing to provide qualified first aiders puts everyone involved in your business at risk. This includes your employees, customers and visitors

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider.
  • Assess an incident
  • Manage an unresponsive casualty who is or is not breathing normally
  • Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  • Manage a casualty with:
    • external bleeding
    • who is in shock
    • a minor in jury
  • Conduct a secondary survey
  • Administering First Aid to a casualty with: Injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Administering First Aid to a casualty with: Suspected head and spinal injuries
  • Administering First Aid to a casualty with: Suspected chest injuries
  • Administering First Aid to a casualty with: Burns and scalds
  • Administering First Aid to a casualty with: An eye injury
  • Administering First Aid to a casualty with: Sudden poisoning
  • Administering First Aid to a casualty with: Anaphylaxis
  • Provide First Aid to a casualty with suspected major illness
  • Administer first aid to a casualty suffering from major illnesses. This includes:
    • Heart attack
    • Stroke
    • Epilepsy
    • Asthma
    • Diabetes

Assessment of Emergency First Aid at Work needs

Employers are required to carry out an assessment of first-aid needs. This involves consideration of workplace hazards and risks, the size of the organisation and other relevant factors, to determine what first-aid equipment, facilities and personnel should be provided.

If in doubt, we can provide a consultancy service. There is also a free HSE leaflet, which contains a useful checklist covering the points employers should consider when carrying out the assessment.

First aid at work: your questions answered

Modules

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider; in relation to:

  • the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
  • the need for consent to provide First Aid

 

2. Be able to assess an incident; in relation to:

  • conducting a scene survey
  • conducting a primary survey of a casualty
  • summoning appropriate assistance when necessary

 

3. Be able to provide First Aid to an unresponsive casualty; in relation to:

  • when to administer Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • when to place a casualty into the recovery position
  • demonstrating how to place a casualty into the recovery position
  • how to administer First Aid to a casualty who is experiencing a seizure

 

4. Be able to provide First Aid to a casualty who is choking; in relation to:

  • when choking is:

    • mild

    • severe

  • demonstrating how to administer First Aid to a casualty who is choking

 

5. Be able to provide First Aid to a casualty with external bleeding; in relation to:

  • the severity of external bleeding
  • demonstrating how to control external bleeding

 

6. Know how to provide First Aid to a casualty who is in shock; in relation to:

  • recognising a casualty who is suffering from shock
  • how to administer First Aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock

 

7. Know how to provide First Aid to a casualty with minor injuries; in relation to:

  • how to administer First Aid to a casualty with:

    • small cuts

    • grazes

    • bruises

    • small splinters

  • how to administer First Aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds

 

7.2 How to administer First Aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds

Learners will know how to deal with minor burns and scalds in line with accepted current practice as outlined in the Voluntary Aids Society First Aid Manual.

 

8. Be able to conduct a secondary survey; in relation to:

  • the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history

  • demonstrating how to conduct a head to toe survey

 

9. Be able to provide First Aid to a casualty with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints; in relation to:

  • recognising suspected:

• Fractures and dislocations

• Sprains and strains

  • how to administer First Aid for:

• Fractures and dislocations

• Sprains and strains

  • demonstrating how to apply:

• a support sling

• an elevated sling

 

10. Be able to provide First Aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries; in relation to:

  • recognising a suspected:

• Head injury

• Spinal injury

  • how to administer First Aid for a suspected head Injury
  • how to administer First Aid for a suspected spinal injury

 

11. Know how to provide First Aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries; in relation to:

  • recognising a suspected:

• Flail chest

• Penetrating chest injury

  • how to administer First Aid for a:

• Flail chest

• Penetrating chest injury

 

12. Know how to provide First Aid to a casualty with burns and scalds; in relation to:

  • the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds
  • how to administer First Aid for burns involving:

• Dry heat

• Wet heat

• Electricity

 

13. Know how to provide First Aid to a casualty with an eye injury; in relation to:

  • how to administer First Aid for eye injuries involving:

• Dust

• Chemicals

• Embedded objects

 

14. Know how to provide First Aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning; in relation to:

  • the routes that poisons can take to enter the body
  • how to administer First Aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning
  • sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning

 

15. Know how to provide First Aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis; in relation to:

  • common triggers for anaphylaxis
  • recognising suspected anaphylaxis
  • how to administer First Aid for a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis

16. Know how to provide First Aid to a casualty with suspected major illness; in relation to:

  • recognising suspected:

• Heart Attack

• Stroke

• Epileptic seizure

• Asthma attack

• Diabetic emergency

  • recognising suspected:

• Heart Attack

• Stroke

• Epileptic seizure

• Asthma attack

• Diabetic emergency

Suitability

This qualification is aimed at those over 16 who are able to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a workplace first aider.

Learners between 14-16 years can undertake the qualification, however they should not be relied upon by employers to be a sole first aider.

Due to the language of the assessment, it is recommended that learners have sufficient command of the English language in order to understand the assessment and to undertake the recommended assessment methods.

Learners will be required to demonstrate First Aid procedures as they would in a real work environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore be physically capable of doing so.

There are no other pre-requisites for this qualification.

FAQ

What is first aid at work?

People at work can suffer injuries or be taken ill. It doesn’t matter whether the injury or illness is caused by the work they do or not, it is important to give them immediate attention and call an ambulance in serious cases. You should make arrangements to ensure this happens. It can save lives and prevent minor injuries becoming major ones.
 
 

What do I need to do?

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require you to provide adequate and appropriate first-aid equipment, facilities and people so your employees can be given immediate help if they are injured or taken ill at work.

What is ‘adequate and appropriate’ will depend on the circumstances in your workplace and you should assess what your first-aid needs are.

The minimum first-aid provision on any work site is: a suitably stocked first-aid kit; an appointed person to take charge of first-aid arrangements; information for employees about first-aid arrangements. It is important to remember that accidents and illness can happen at any time. Provision for first aid needs to be available at all times people are at work.

 

How long does First Aid at Work take to complete?

The classroom course is held over 3 days.

 

Will I be issued with a certificate upon successful completion?

Yes. On successful completion the learner will receive an accredited certificate. The certificate will be forwarded at a later date. A proof of pass can be immediately provided if required though.

 

How long is the FAW First Aid at Work certificate valid for?

Certification for this course is valid for 3 years but the HSE recommends a refresher course every year. To remain certified in this area, you will need to retake the course before the expiry date.

 

Are there any entry requirements?

This qualification is aimed at those over 16 who are able to undertake the responsibilities associated with being a workplace emergency first aider.

Learners between 14-16 years can undertake the qualification, however they should not be relied upon by employers to be a sole emergency first aider.

Due to the language of the assessment, it is recommended that learners have sufficient command of the English language in order to understand the assessment and to undertake the recommended assessment methods.

Attendees will be required to demonstrate First Aid procedures as they would in a real work environment. This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore be physically capable of doing so.

There are no other pre-requisites for this qualification.



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