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This Emergency First Aid at Work qualification is designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, to provide first aid in a range of emergency first aid situations. It is also ideal for people who have a specific responsibility to provide basic first aid in voluntary and community activities.
Learners are assessed for this emergency first aid qualification using the following methods:
• Multiple choice question paper
• Practical observation
The 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.
This classroom delivered course is held over 1 day.
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.
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.
The classroom course is held over 1 day.
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.
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 take the refresher course before the expiry date.
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.
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