Suitable for high hazard environments and working conditions that require comprehensive first aid cover such as in factories or on building sites and companies with high numbers of staff. No previous first aid experience is required to attend this course.
The Health and Safety First Aid Regulations have been amended as of the 1st October 2013 so that the Health and Safety Executive no longer approve first aid training or qualifications. The responsibility has now moved to employers to confirm that first aid providers are ‘up to the job’. The published document ‘HSE GEIS3’ is available to view and download at http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/geis3.pdf. This document provides a 4 page ‘due diligence’ check list with an appendix that employers have to keep for inspection adding to employers health and safety bureaucracy. However, ‘due to awarding organisations (The National School of First Aid Training) offering ‘regulated qualifications’, you (the employer) do not have to use the checklist to satisfy yourself of the competency of that organisation’ (paragraph 12 of HSE document GEIS3). The National School of First Aid Training offers minimal bureaucracy as well as the most up to date, legally compliant and first aid training and qualifications.
The National School of First Aid Training offer the new and updated First Aid at Work qualification, awarded as a Level 3 QCF qualification in England and Wales and a Level 6 SCQF qualification in Scotland. The old First Aid at Work course is being withdrawn in 2013 as the HSE will no longer be issuing first aid awards.
Day 1 – same as the 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work covering:
Day 2 and 3 – specific to the 3 day First Aid at Work course including:
Our trainers come from a range of professional backgrounds such as the emergency services, the military and outdoor professionals. We aim to match instructors to your specific training requirements. They are aware of the specific needs of various outdoor environments, fully understanding the problems and judgements that have to be made when dealing with incidents in stressful, dangerous and remote situations. Learn more about our trainers and what makes them unique.
Our training is very practical and hands on with a typically 70% practical to just 30% theory. Our courses do not rely upon the usual ‘death by PowerPoint’, instead we use progressive incident scenario based training methods. Our courses teach techniques proven to work in real life incidents and not just in a classroom. Our training builds confidence and develops first aid skills into complete incident management. Read more about our training and why we get such positive reviews.
All candidates must attend the full 18 hours to qualify. Each candidate is continually assessed throughout. There is NO final practical assessment.
The 3 day First Aid at Work qualification is valid for 3 years. It can be revalidated by completing a 2 day First Aid at Work Requalification course. The Health and Safety Executive also ‘highly recommended’ that work place first aiders attend an Annual Basic Skills Refresher course.
Our main awarding body for First Aid at Work qualifications is ITC First Aid who are authorised and regulated by Ofqual and the SQA. Qualification titles are: ITC Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF) in England and Wales and ITC Certificate in First Aid at Work (SCQF Level 6) in Scotland.
We can also award First Aid at Work qualifications through our alternative HABC or Qualsafe awarding bodies. Please let us know before booking if you would prefer one of these alternative awarding bodies so we can send you the information.
In-house course for 12 candidates
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