This First Aid at Work training course (3 days) is for you if you get nominated as a first aider in a high-risk workplace. It can also be used as a refresher course for those who are looking to get requalified as a first aider.
Why Should I Take This First Aid Training?
Emergencies can happen at any time and anywhere. That is why it is important that employees are equipped with appropriate first aid training to respond to accidents and emergencies in the workplace. The timely administration of first aid ensures quick recovery and saves businesses time and money.
How Long is the First Aid at Work Course?
The Level 3 First Aid at Work course is delivered through a combination of two days of training and self-study (blended learning).
Why Should I Provide First Aid Training for My Employees?
If an employer has identified that first aiders are needed in their workplace, they must ensure that those identified to be first aiders are properly trained.
What are the Roles and Responsibilities of a First Aider?
A first-aider should be able to recognise and diagnose injuries and illness, as well as understand how to administer emergency treatment and life support.
Does This FAW Training Meet all the Legal Requirements?
Yes, this 3 day First Aid at Work Training Course meets the legal requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.
What is the Difference Between FAW and EFAW?
The Level 3 First Aid at Work provides more advanced training than the Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work course. The First Aid at Work is a three-day course designed to cover the training requirements for the official first aider in an organisation. It is ideal for high-risk environments. Emergency First Aid at Work is a one-day course that is designed for low-risk environments.
This topic will cover the roles and responsibilities of a first aider that you need to carry out in order to minimise the risk of infection to yourself and to others while providing first aid. You will also learn when the casualty's consent is required and when it can be assumed.
You will learn to recognise suspected fractures and dislocations, sprains and strains and to administer first aid (including the application of a support sling or an elevated sling) to a casualty who has sustained these injuries.
You will learn to identify the routes that poison can take to enter the body, how to administer first aid to a casualty who is affected by sudden poisoning, and how to identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning.
This course will prepare you to provide immediate assistance to any person suffering from either a minor or serious illness/ injury. By knowing what to do in an emergency, First Aiders can potentially preserve someone's life.
Should I go for Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) or First Aid at Work (FAW) Training?
EFAW is a 1-day First Aid course that is designed to prepare you for emergencies in low-risk environments.
FAW on the other hand is a 3-day First Aid course designed to cover the training requirements for the official First Aider in an organisation. It is ideal for high-risk environments.
HSE recommends that at any given time if there are more than 25 individuals at a venue, the 3-day FAW course will be required to maintain the Health & Safety of both employees and the general public.
We recommend the 3-day FAW qualification to anyone where this is a feasible option because it includes the 1-day EFAW content and enables the first aider to recognise and administer first aid in more serious scenarios.
Is it a legal requirement to have a qualified First Aider at work?
Even though it is not a legal requirement to have a fully trained First Aider, a person should be appointed to take charge of the first-aid arrangements.
Depending on the workplace, a risk assessment should be conducted to determine the likelihood of First-Aid emergencies. For high-risk environments, it is recommended to have 1 First Aider for every 50 employees. If there is a change in ergonomics, the risk assessment should be updated.
What are the responsibilities of Employers regarding First Aid?
Under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and Approved Code of Practice (ACOP L74), employers must provide:
Adequate & Appropriate Equipment
Qualified personnel who can provide First Aid to workers if they get injured or become ill at work.
First-Aid regulations apply to all workplaces, including those with five or fewer employees, as well as for the self-employed.
Why is it necessary to have a First Aid kit?
Since emergencies are unpredictable, having an accessible & fully stocked First-Aid kit on any work site is crucial. An appointed person responsible for taking charge of First-Aid arrangements would also be needed.
Can legal action be taken against a First Aider?
It is highly unlikely that legal action will be taken against a First Aider given they follow best practices and have completed a legitimate First Aid qualification. However, you should check with your company's insurance providers whether they cover First Aiders' liability in their insurance policy.
How long is this Level 3 First Aid at Work Certificate valid for?
Your FAW Certificate is valid for 3 years from the date you completed your training.
2 days course
Minimum age requirement 14 years
1 multiple-choice exam and practical assessment
Results available in 7 - 8 working days
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