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.
Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) (1 Day)
The above course is a nationally recognised and regulated First Aid qualification for those who have a specific responsibility at work to provide first aid in their workplace. It is ideal for smaller, low risk workplaces and for those working in the voluntary and community sector who have a responsibility to deliver first aid for their clients and members. This course covers emergency life threatening conditions and minor injuries. Certification is valid for 3 years and an annual refresher is strongly recommended by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
• Understanding the role of a first-aider
• Importance of preventing cross infection
• Need for recording incidents and actions
• Assessing situations and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
• Administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious
• Administering first aid to a casualty who is not breathing
• Administering first-aid to a casualty who is choking
• Administering first-aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
• Administering first-aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock or has fainted
• Providing appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)
As well as including all of the above, training can also be tailored to meet the needs of individuals and/or their employers.
First Aid at Work (3 Days)
The above course is a nationally regulated and recognised qualification for those who are to be a first aider in their workplace. This extensive course covers most aspects of First Aid and is particularly beneficial for those working in high risk environments or for those who have a specific responsibility to provide first aid in voluntary and community activities. The certification is valid for 3 years and an annual refresher is strongly recommended by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
On successful completion of the above courses a First Aid Industry Body (FIAB) certificate will be issued, which is valid for 3 years.