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First Aid

Level 3 First Aid at Work: 3 Day
 

It is a requirement of the Health & Safety law that employers provide a safe and healthy environment to work in. If your assessment of first aid needs highlights the need for qualified first aiders, then this level 3 qualification will provide you with suitable, highly trained personnel.

 

This three-day course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. In addition, this course will include any protocol changes that may have arisen since their last training.

 

This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Subjects covered:

Legalities, responsibilities and reporting

Heart attacks

Dealing with an unresponsive casualty

Eye injuries

Fractures and spinal injuries

Choking

Control of bleeding

Chest injuries

Assessment of the situation

Diabetes

Shock (including Anaphylaxis)

Asthma

Head injuries

Poisoning

Sprains and strains

Stroke

Burns

Epilepsy

Resuscitation

Bandaging

Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work: 1 Day
 

It is a requirement of the Health & Safety law that employers provide a safe and healthy environment to work in. If your assessment of first aid needs highlights the need for qualified first aiders, then this level 3 qualification will provide you with suitable, highly trained personnel.

 

This one-day course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. In addition, this course will include any protocol changes that may have arisen since their last training.

 

This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Subjects covered:

Responsibilities and reporting

Assessment of the situation

Dealing with an unresponsive casualty

Basic hygiene in First Aid

Burns

Choking

Control of bleeding

Epilepsy

Resuscitation

Anatomy

Shock

Minor injuries

Level 3 Paediatric First Aid: 2 Days (Units 1 & 2)
 

This course has been developed for those who are working with children and infants. It will be of particular interest to teachers, child minders, crèche assistants, playgroup personnel and anyone else who has a responsibility for their welfare whilst in your care.

It is ideal for individuals who are responsible for children and infants, who wish to gain a nationally accredited Level 3 Award.

 

This two-day course satisfies the guidelines and criteria as laid down by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted. In order to obtain this qualification, you must attend both days and complete the two units of accreditation.

Subjects covered:

Responsibilities and reporting

Resuscitation

Assessment of the situation

Fainting

Dealing with an unresponsive casualty

Choking

Head Injuries

Diabetes

Infantile convulsions

Foreign bodies

Control of bleeding

Anaphylaxia

Eye Injuries

Fractures

Heat and Cold

Asthma

Sickle Cell Anaemia

Meningitis

Burns

Shock

Level 3 First Aid at Work Requalification : 2 Days
 

This 2-day First Aid at Work course is designed for those who currently hold a First Aid at Work qualification and are due to expire.

 

Please consider the following rules for attendance:

  • A First Aider can renew their First Aid at Work qualification by attending a 2-day requalification course without question, if it’s within 1 month past the expiry date

  • If the First Aider has lapsed by more than 1 month, but no longer than 3 months, then the First Aider can requalify by attending a 2-day course providing ‘Special considerations’ have been applied​

Subjects covered:

Legalities, responsibilities and reporting

Heart attacks

Dealing with an unresponsive casualty

Eye injuries

Fractures and spinal injuries

Choking

Control of bleeding

Chest injuries

Assessment of the situation

Diabetes

Shock (including Anaphylaxis)

Asthma

Head injuries

Poisoning

Sprains and strains

Stroke

Burns

Epilepsy

Resuscitation

Bandaging

Special considerations are:

  • A signed letter from the employer to the provider of the training stating the reasons why in their opinion, the First Aider is suitably experienced to attend a 2-day course and does not require a full 3-day FAW course

OR …

  • A decision is made by the provider of the training after discussions with the employer, or the First Aider, and deciding that their previous experience is sufficient to attend a 2-day course

  • If the First Aider has lapsed beyond 3 months then they must attend a full 3-day First Aid at Work course

 

The important thing to remember is that as soon as the certificate expires, the First Aider is no longer considered competent to act as a First Aider in the workplace which may well leave the employer with a shortfall of First Aiders. Therefore, it would be prudent to arrange their First Aid at Work Requalification before they expire.

Level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid Course: 1 Day
 

This one-day Emergency Paediatric First Aid course has been designed for those who have an interest in child and infant basic life support.

 

If you have a professional interest, i.e. you are a child-minder or school teacher, etc, then this course partly fulfils the requirements of Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation Stage require you to have 12 hours of paediatric first aid training, so the 2-Day Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid would be required to fulfil their requirements. This 6 hour qualification also makes up the first half of the 12-hour course.

Subjects covered:

Responsibilities and reporting

Resuscitation

Dealing with an unresponsive casualty

Minor Injuries

Assessment of the situation

Epilepsy

Wounds and Bleeding

Anaphylaxia and Shock

Level 3 Oxygen Therapy Administration Course: 1 Day
 

This training enables users to administer oxygen safely and effectively, for casualties with breathing difficulties. Delegates will learn how and when to administer oxygen to a casualty and the safety concerns with carrying, storing and administering it.

 

This course is suitable for qualified First Aiders, Emergency First Aiders, dental practitioners and dental care professionals, nurses, healthcare professionals and others working in an environment where oxygen is available for casualty welfare.

Subjects covered:

Explain benefits of oxygen therapy

Identify indications for the use of oxygen

Explain dangers of using compressed gas

Explain contraindications prohibiting use of oxygen

Outline health & safety rules for:

          •   Use

          •   Storage

          •   Handling of oxygen

          •   Carry out operational checks

          •   Identify when oxygen is needed

Level 3 Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis: 1 Day
 

An Anaphylactic shock, or anaphylaxis, is a life-threatening, serious allergic reaction to an allergen such as food substances or insect stings. If it is not treated appropriately, it may cause death. This training is for qualified First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders to enable them to recognise and treat anaphylaxis safely and effectively.

 

When administering a medication, it is important to recognise and differentiate between allergic reactions and the potentially life-threatening anaphylactic reactions immediately. It is also essential to determine whether the individual has had an allergic or anaphylactic response to the medication in the past or prior to administration.

 

This course is suitable for all First Aiders and healthcare professionals, as well as those in a high risk environment where such medication is available.

Subjects covered:

Describe Anaphylaxis

Identify triggers for anaphylaxis

Airway problems

Breathing problems

Conduct initial assessment

Recovery position

Resuscitation

Disposal of sharps

Circulation problems

Disability (Neurological status)

Exposure (Skin and mucosal changes)

Non re-breather mask

Removal of trigger

Adrenaline Auto-injectors

Prepare medication for administration

Handover of casualty to medical staff

 
First Aid Annual Refresher for First Aiders: Half Day

Although it is not mandatory, the HSE strongly recommend that HSE qualified First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders undertake an first aid annual refresher course in order to keep their skills up-to-date and refreshed.

 

The qualification period for both groups of First Aiders is 3-years. It was felt that this period was too long without any additional training.

Subjects covered:

Responsibilities

Communication skills

Primary Assessment

Top-to-toe survey

Recovery position

Action for vomit

Resuscitation

Chain of Survival

Wounds and bleeding

Bandaging and Hygiene

 
Emergency Response (Basic Life Support); 3 hours

The aim of the course is to enable all students to deal with an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally, and how to deal with an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally.

Subjects covered:

Arriving at the scene

Casualty assessment

Top-to-toe survey

Recovery position

Resuscitation

Hygiene control