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First Aid at Work (FAW)

The First Aid at Work (FAW) training course covers the practical skills needed by a first aider in the modern workplace and will give delegates the confidence and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies. Where an employer has identified a need for a fully qualified First Aider, a person should be nominated for training in accordance with HSE guidance and legal obligations.

This qualification is designed for those wishing to gain a nationally recognised qualification in First Aid, delegates should ideally be working or preparing to work in industry and that have been identified within the company’s risk assessment of First Aid.

Accreditation – Highfield

Level – 3

Duration – 3 days

Validation – Highfield and Qualsafe certificates are valid for 3 years, however it is recommended by HSE that all appointed first aid personnel take a refresher course annually.

Entry requirements – there are no formal entry requirements.

Additional information –

Course objectives – by the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

– assess and prioritise a first aid incident

– deal with an unconscious casualty

– carry out resuscitation (CPR)

– control bleeding and manage shock

– deal with injuries to bones, muscles and joints

– deal with a casualty suffering burns and scalds

– manage eye injuries

– deal with casualties overcome by fumes or suffering from poisoning

– deal with a broad range of common injuries and illnesses until the arrival of medical care

– maintain first aid records

– use and maintain first aid kits

– use an AED (chain of survival, safety considerations)

Delegates will be assessed via continuous trainer observation and written assessments, there will also be written exam at the end of the course.

Further development / qualifications – First Aid at Work Requalification, Paediatric First Aid