First Aid at Work – 3 days

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 29 Jan - 31 Jan
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Varis Training

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COURSE DURATION

18 Hours – normally 3 days.

FOR WHOM THE TRAINING IS INTENDED

Personnel required to administer First Aid at Work following an employers Assessment of First Aid needs in accordance with The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 -Approved Code of Practice and guidance

THE AIM OF THE TRAINING

The aim of the course is to train selected people in the skills and knowledge needed to achieve the standards of competence to carry out the duties of a workplace First Aider.

THE OBJECTIVES

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:

(a) understand the role of the first-aider including reference to:

(i) the importance of preventing cross-infection;

(ii) the need for recording incidents and actions;

(iii) use of available equipment;

(b) assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;

(c) administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure);

(d) administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation;

(e) administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;

(f) administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;

(g) administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;

(h) provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries.

(i) administer first aid to a casualty with:

(i) injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries;

(ii) chest injuries;

(iii) burns and scalds;

(iv) eye injuries;

(v) sudden poisoning;

(vi) anaphylactic shock;

(j) recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid.

TRAINING PROGRAMME

The course will include a combination of theory and practical sessions, utilising role play and discussion groups to re-enforce learning.

RATIO OF INSTRUCTORS TO TRAINEES

The ratio will not exceed 1:12; therefore the maximum course size is 12 trainees

ACHIEVEMENT MEASUREMENT

Trainees will be continually assessed throughout the course and given feedback on their performance throughout.  Additionally, a final summative assessment will be conducted by independent examiners to confirm competence of trainees – the examiners will be appointed by the training organisation on a ratio not exceeding 1:6.