Why should I take First Aid at Work?
All organisations must ensure by law that they have a sufficient number of employees who possess a first aid qualification in order to fulfill their first aid needs at all times. Employers must ensure that their provision is ‘adequate and appropriate in the circumstances’. It is the employer’s responsibility to decide what the requirements of the organisation are by assessing any specific work hazards and ensuring that sufficient equipment, facilities and personnel are available to deal with the consequences of these hazards.
This accredited qualification is ideal for those already working or preparing to work within industry wishing to become an Emergency First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (NI) 1982.
What will I learn on the course?
- Understand the roles and responsibilities of a first-aider
- Be able to assess an incident
- Learn how to manage unresponsive casualties
- Basic CPR techniques
- Be able to assist with someone who is choking
- Learn how to help causalities with external bleeding, who have gone into shock and other minor injuries such as burns and scalds.
How is First Aid at Work assessed?
The course is one day long and throughout the day you will be continually assessed along with discussion and questioning from the trainer. Upon receiving your results from the examining body all successful learners will be awarded a certificate.