First Aid at Work

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First Aid Angels is now offering first aid qualifications accredited by an OFQUAL recognised organisation - QUALSAFE

Our First aid at work course is a level 3 RQF award.

The Health and Safety Regulations 1981 requires employers to provide suitable First Aid equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first aid to be given to employees if they become injured or ill at work.

This QUALSAFE approved RQF three-day course is practically as well as theoretically based and provides a high level of training. All our courses are run by trained, professional nurses and fire fighters and first aiders.

All of our Qualsafe First Aid courses can take a maximum of 12 students, each of whom receives a First Aid manual, certification and registration as well as gaining the knowledge and confidence to become a competent first aider.

The latest training equipment is used in all courses (training manikins are at a student ratio of 1:3), along with the use of PowerPoint presentations, lectures, and demonstrations and plenty of hands-on practice for all students.

Once the courses are completed, our students are assessed continually in their practical sessions and they have a Multiple Choice paper too and, if successful, will become recognised first aiders with a certificate valid for three years.

First Aid at Work (RQF) Contents

    Day 1

    • Role of the First Aider
    • Incident and Casualty Assessment
    • CPR
    • Recovery Position including Management of Seizures
    • Choking
    • External Bleeding and Hypovolaemic Shock
    • Minor Injuries-cuts, grazes,bruises and splinters

    Day 2

    • Respiratory System-anatomy,function and mechanics
    • Hypoxia
    • Chest Injuries
    • Asthma
    • Hyperventilation
    • Circulatory System-anatomy, physiology and taking a pulse
    • Wounds & Bleeding-nose bleed/amputation/embedded objects/crush injuries/internal bleeding
    • Eye injuries
    • Shock including Fainting
    • Anaphylaxis
    • Angina & Heart Attack
    • Stroke “Brain Attack”
    • Burns & Scalds
    • Poisons

    Day 3

    • CPR Practice
    • Skeletal System-function of system, signs and symptoms of fracture/ use of slings
    • Fractures/Dislocations- practical assessment
    • Sprains & Strains
    • Spinal Injuries-Causes, signs and symptoms/Manual Inline Stabilisation- Log roll practical assessment
    • Head Injuries-Concussion.Compression, Fractured Skull
    • Secondary Survey-Top to toe
    • Diabetes
    • Epilepsy
    • Multiple Choice Question Paper
    • Evaluation
    • Course Feedback

    First Aid At Work Training Package

    • 3 x 6 hour sessions minimum
    • Interactive hands-on practical training
    • One CPR training manikin per 3 participants
    • Easy to follow training manual
    • Power point presentations
    • Multiple choice question papers

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    * It is essential that adequate provision is made at all times people are at work. Employers therefore need to ensure there is cover for annual leave and other planned absences of first-aiders or appointed persons. Employers should also consider what cover is needed for unplanned and exceptional absences such as sick leave or special leave due to bereavement.