FIRST AID AT WORK
First Aid at Work delivered over 3 days, 18 contact hours.
On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:
understand the role of the first-aider, including reference to:
- the importance of preventing cross infection;
- the need for recording incidents and actions;
- use of available equipment;
- assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and
- effectively in an emergency;
- administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure);
- administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
- administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;
- administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;
- administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;
- provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and
- bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).
administer first aid to a casualty with:
– injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries;
– chest injuries;
– burns and scalds;
– eye injuries;
– sudden poisoning;
– anaphylactic shock;
recognise the presence of major illness (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes) and provide appropriate first aid.
Certificates are dated for 3 years use as a workplace first aider.