DESCRIPTION

RQF Code:500/9894/9 (England Wales and Northern Ireland)

Where an organisation’s risk assessment of First Aid needs identifies that there is a requirement for Emergency First Aid at Work practitioners, then this Level 3 Award for Emergency First Aid at work satisfies the requirements of the
regulatory body for First Aid – the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.


DURATION

A minimum of six contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities, plus some pre-course activity could be required.

 

SYLLABUS
A range of subjects is covered including:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Basic hygiene in First Aid
  • Resuscitation
  • Heart Attacks
  • Minor injuries
  • Bleeding control
  • Angina
  • Choking
  • Seizures
  • Shock

 

CERTIFICATION
Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper, and a three year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria.  In addition, the HSE strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours.

 

NUMBERS
A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 14 years of age to qualify.

 

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