First Aid at Work (RQF / SCQF)
3 days (18 hours)

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 First Aid at Work Level 3 qualification (FAW) is ideal for most businesses whose risk assessment has identified that they require a fully trained first aider for their workplace. All courses are delivered, evaluated and quality assured to meet the new guidelines set out by the HSE in October 2013 and meet the requirements of the First Aid at Work (First Aid) regulations 1981 and subsequent 2016 changes. All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.

This course encompasses the HSE First Aid at Work syllabus, including examination and is aimed at Employers where there is a Legal requirement for First Aid at Work. If you are unsure as to whether you need staff with this qualification, the HSE has published a Guide to Assessing First Aid at Work requirements. The actual Regulations can be found here.

 

The National School of First Aid Training offers the First Aid at Work qualification, awarded as a Level 3 RQF qualification in England and Wales and a Level 6 SCQF qualification in Scotland.

 First Aid at Work programme

Day 1 – same as the 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work covering:

  • The role of the first aider including:
    – the importance of preventing cross infection
    – the need for recording incidents and subsequent actions
    – use of available first aid equipment
  • Legislation – first aid law including first aider litigation issues
  • Assessing any situation to act safely, promptly and effectively in any emergency
  • Unconscious casualty management including Epilepsy
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for a non-breathing casualty
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Choking first aid for a casualty with a blocked airway
  • First aid for a casualty that has been injured and is bleeding
  • Shock (Hypovolemic)
  • Minor injuries first aid for small cuts, grazes and bruises and small splinters
  • Minor burns and scalds

Day 2 and 3 – specific to the 3 day First Aid at Work course including:

  • Injuries to bones, muscles and joints including fractures, breaks, sprains and strains
  • Spinal injuries including log rolls and priorities
  • Chest injuries, open and closed injuries including impalement and fractured ribs
  • Burns and scalds, severe and minor, including specific burns such as chemical and electrical
  • Eye injuries and prevention
  • Poisoning including specific work place poisons and methods of entry
  • Anaphylaxis and the use of an Adrenaline Autoinjector Pen
  • Major illness including:
    – Heart attack
    – Epilepsy
    – Asthma
    – Diabetes
    – Stroke
    – Fainting
    – Hyperventilation

Instructors

Our Instructors come from a range of professional and voluntary backgrounds such as:

  • emergency services (ambulance, police and fire service)
  • military (medics)
  • outdoor professionals (Mountain leaders)
  • Community Responders
  • Experienced First Aiders

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.

Training

Our training is very practical and hands on. We 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.

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites to attend this course. The minimum age to attend is 14 and you must be reasonably fit and strong due to the physical nature of the training.

Basic written and verbal English comprehension is required. To pass you must be able to demonstrate practical competence as well as answer the written test questions to an acceptable standard.

If you have any disabilities please contact us beforehand to discuss how we might be able to support you.

Assessment

All candidates must attend the full course to pass. Each candidate is continually assessed throughout and must demonstrate competence in all the assessed skills.

In addition, there is a written test at the end which will either be a multiple choice question (MCQ) paper or a written answer paper.

Qualification

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 before, or within one month of expiry.

The Health and Safety Executive also ‘highly recommends’ that workplace First Aiders attend an Annual Basic Skills Refresher course. It is not compulsory and will not extend your Certificate, however it does give you confidence that your skills are up to date.

Certification

Our awarding body for Emergency First Aid at Work qualifications is either through Pro Trainings or ITC.

ITC First is authorised and regulated by Ofqual and the SQA. Qualification titles are: ITC Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) in England and Wales and ITC Certificate in Emergency First Aid at Work (SCQF Level 6) in Scotland.

Pro Trainings Authorises our Qualifications and can also provide Regulated Certificates through TQUK

Cost

In-house course for 12 candidates
- £1260

Individual candidate
- £180

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