Emergency First Aid At Work
Emergency First Aid at Work course
The Emergency First Aid at Work course provides basic training for people who are required to be emergency first aiders within the workplace.
This course is suitable for low-risk workplaces such as offices and shops, and covers areas such as:
- Using a defibrillator
- The recovery position
The course syllabus is as specified by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and is fully compliant with The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.
Should I attend?
This course is suitable for those workplaces that fall into low risk categories, such as offices, shops, libraries, and whose needs assessment indicates a requirement for emergency first aid training only.
If your first aid needs assessment shows that you have staff who have underlying medical conditionssuch as heart problems, diabetes or asthma, etc, then we recommend you consider the ‘First Aid at Work’ course as this covers treatment for a wider variety of health issues.
If you are considering attending, please consider the following personal attributes as they are an important part of the process.
- Reliability, disposition, and communication skills.
- Aptitude and ability to absorb new knowledge and learn new skills.
- Ability to cope with stressful and physically demanding emergency procedures.
- Normal duties, which should be such that they may be able to respond immediately and rapidly to an emergency.
What will I learn?
On completing your course, you will be able to understand the role of the first aider, including:
- the importance of preventing cross infection.
- the need for recording incidents and actions.
- use of available equipment.
You will be able to assess situations and circumstances in order to provide First Aid safely, promptly and effectively in a range of emergencies, such as:
- administering first aid to an adult casualty who is unconscious (including seizure).
- administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation to an adult, including using an AED.
- administering first aid to an adult casualty who is choking.
- administering first aid to an adult casualty who is wounded and bleeding.
- administering first aid to an adult casualty who is suffering from shock.
- providing appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).
How long does the course last?
The course lasts for one day.
You will be required to complete six contact hours of training and assessment. It is therefore necessary that you are able to attend for the whole duration of the course, to make sure you’re eligible for continuous assessment and certification.
What time does the course take place?
This course takes place between 9.00 am, and 4.45 pm.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed throughout the course. Evidence of knowledge and practical skills competence will be recorded in a Student Workbook.for certification.
Will I get a certificate?
Upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a St Andrew’s First Aid Training and Supplies Ltd ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ certificate, which is valid for three years.
Along with the HSE, St Andrew’s First Aid Training and Supplies Ltd strongly recommends that candidates complete an Annual Update course each year during the lifespan of their valid certificate to prevent first aid skills fade.