First Aid Training for the Workplace
 
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Statutory Qualifications For HSE Regulatory Compliance

Employers need to provide first aid care on their premises for staff and have a duty of care towards all visitors and users of their facilities.

Which First Aid course do I or my staff need?
HSE recommends that all businesses have a First Aider on site; detailed requirements depend on your business size and what you do.

How does the employer know which course their staff need?
Employers are required to undertake a risk assessment of the workplace to decide which course to take. HSE Advice line.
For many businesses there are two courses:
 
Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) for those employees in low risk workplaces e.g. offices, shops and call centres. This is a 6 hour (1-day) award. Click here to see our course dates.
 
First Aid at Work (FAW) for more remote or hazardous environments e.g. light industry, construction, food processing. This is an 18-hour (3-day) award. Click here to see our course dates.

Additionally all employers are 'highly recommended', by the Health and Safety Executive, to give their staff responsible for first aid an annual 3-hour refresher training.
As a result of your risk assessment you may decide it would be more appropriate that your staff undertake one of our environment specific first aid training courses because of legislation relating to your work sector or specific environment, e.g. Outdoor, Sports, or Paediatric first aid training.
 
Some of our sector specific first aid courses have dual certification, e.g., our ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid course and our Emergency First Aid for Sport and Exercise course can include an Emergency First Aid at Work certificate.
Inspirational Training can assist you in your assessment of statutory first aid needs.
 
Emergency First Aid at Work

Training for the First Aider in a low hazard workplace.

An employer must appoint a person to take charge of first aid provision, and this course provides that person with the necessary knowledge to do so. This course is also ideal for lone workers, employees of smaller low risk organisations and any individual who wants a solid grounding in basic first aid.
This six hour course is one of our most popular first aid courses and provides a good insight into first aid procedures and skills. Hands-on practical exercises help delegates learn basic life support skills and improve their chances of coping in an emergency.
This course is a lifesaver course, giving participants essential lifesaving emergency techniques. On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to
understand the role of the first aider including reference to:

The importance of preventing cross infection
The need for recording incidents and actions
Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
Use an automated external defibrillator (AED)
Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)

How often do I need to be reassessed to keep my training valid?
With the Emergency First Aid at Work qualification there is a requirement to be retrained every 3 years. Additionally the Health and Safety Executive 'highly recommend' that first aiders undergo an annual 3-hour refresher course.
First Aid at Work

First Aid at Work for workplaces with a high hazard rating

First aid training is required by law for all companies and businesses. The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first aid to be given to employees if they are injured or become ill at work. These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with five or fewer employees and to the self-employed. To see the HSE Guidance click here.
First 6-hours content is the same as the EFAW course. The next 12 hours content is:

Administer first aid to a casualty with:
Injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries
Chest injuries
Burns and scalds
Eye injuries
Sudden poisoning
Anaphylactic shock
Recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes)

How often do I need to be reassessed to keep my training valid?
First Aid at Work Requalification


With the First Aid at Work qualification there is a requirement to be retrained every 3 years, however this 'Refresher' training can be for 12-hours as long as it is within 3 years and 1 calendar month of your previous certificate end date.

Basic Skills Refresher
 

Additionally the Health and Safety Executive 'highly recommend' that first aiders undergo an annual 3-hour refresher course.

All courses can be delivered at one of our venues or at yours. We can provide a course at your workplace for as few as two participants!

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