Employers are required to make an assessment of their first aid to establish what level of First Aid at Work Training Courses are required. This will depend on the workplace, taking into account size, location, no of employees and activities.
Who needs this qualification?
First aiders in lower-risk work environments. The HSE strongly recommends that all first aiders undertake an annual refresher course, and candidates must re-qualify every three years.
Why is this training important?
The course and content address the needs of the first aider within the workplace.
• Understand roles and responsibilities of a first aider.
• How to assess an incident.
• Recognise signs and symptoms of injury and illness.
• First aid skills in CPR and use of an AED.
• First aid to a casualty who is choking.
• Dealing with external bleeding and hypovolaemic shock.
The qualification is assessed by the following two methods:
1. Practical observation
The practical assessment is completed throughout the course delivery. The ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills.
2. Written/oral questioning
Learners must provide a short response to set questions within a learner pack covering underpinning knowledge of first aid.
*Workshops and courses are priced per person and can be booked for up to 12 candidates to attend. Up to a maximum of 6 additional candidates can attend a course and the costs may vary depending on numbers. Prices include the appropriate examination fee only, course books or booklets are additional. A 5% discount is applied if five or more courses are booked in a bundle.