All employers even the self employed must have staff that hold a valid first aid at work certificate to comply with the Health & Safety (First Aid) at Work Regulations 1981. Emergency First Aid at Work is the entry level certificate available for those working in low risk environments to comply with their duties.
About the First Aid at Work qualification
The Level 3 award in First Aid at Work will ensure that delegates can provide competent first aid support whilst at work. They will have the skills and knowledge required to manage a casualty and contact the emergency services for professional assistance. The course will cover the legal requirements of being a First Aider in the workplace, and the equipment available to them should their skills be called upon.
The course includes practical assessments of:
- Managing a casualty that is unconscious, but breathing
- Managing a casualty the is unconscious and not breathing (including the use of an AED)
- Managing a casualty that is bleeding (including serious life treating bleeds)
- Managing a casualty that is suffering from burns
The course will also cover injuries and illnesses that could be sustained at work and the skills required to manage a casualty whilst awaiting the emergency services arrival.
This course is suited to workplaces of a larger nature that have a requirement for full First Aid at Work certificate holders.
This qualification is available to those over 14 years. Candidates should hold at least a level 2 numeracy and literacy qualification.
The course must be retaken every 3 years is to ensure skills are current and relevant and you comply with current legislation. The HSE recommend an annual refresher of skills also be taken but this is not mandatory and should be considered as part of your risk assessment process. A 2 day refresher course is available to delegates that re-take the course prior to their current certificate expiring.
What we can offer
The course is delivered in a classroom environment by a friendly, professional assessor, who will ensure delegates are fully prepared for the assessment which concludes the training session. Public courses are run on a regular basis, please see our Public Courses page for details of any planned events.
If there are no events running that suit your needs we are more than happy to bring the training to you, get in touch via our Contact Us page and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible to get you trained.
If you have not undertaken a first aid needs analysis, or are unsure of how to assess your needs for first aiders in your work place, please give us a call and we can help you identify your needs and arrange the correct level of training for you.