Emergency First Aid at Work Course Content (6 hours) – HSE Certified

The Health & Safety Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first aid to be given to employees if they injured or become ill at work. These regulations apply to all workplaces including those with five or fewer employees and to the self-employed.

This course is designed to teach the layperson the primary care skills.  The course is run over one day and includes both theory and practical sessions, in a relaxed atmosphere, designed to boost a candidate’s confidence.

  1. Understand the role of the first aider.  Including reference to:
    • The importance of cross infection prevention
    • Recording incidents and actions
    • Use available equipment
  2. Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  3. Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizures)
  4. Administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  5. Administer first aid to a choking casualty
  6. Administer first aid to a wounded casualty
  7. Administer first aid to casualty who is suffering from shock
  8. Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including cuts, grazes and minor burns and scalds, small splinters

The assessment process for the EFAW will be by continuous assessment of students, undertaken by the programme instructor. This assessment will be an ongoing process throughout the course duration and is designed to ensure students meet minimum ability criteria in each element

Course time:  9.30 am – 4.00 pm

Investment cost includes a reference manual and face shield and attendance of 3 hour update course for the following year. (Recommended by HSE) certificates valid for 3 years

Discount available for more than 6 candidates

HSE strongly recommend that first aiders take an annual refresher training to help qualified first aiders maintain their basic skills and keep up to date with any changes to first aid procedures.

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