To provide the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations and/or take on the role of the first aider in the workplace.
- Outline the role and responsibilities of a first aider.
- Identify how to assess an incident.
- Outline and demonstrate how to provide first aid to:
– an unresponsive/unconscious casualty
– a casualty who is choking
– a casualty with external bleeding
– a casualty who is in shock
– a casualty with burns/scalds, eye injuries, poisoning and suspected major illnesses.
- Outline The Secondary Survey.
- Discuss injuries to bones, muscles and joints.
- Discuss suspected head and spinal injuries.
- Discuss suspected chest injuries.
Course certification: Final assessment will be through observation and one MCQ paper.
Upon successful completion of the course delegates will receive a Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work approved for the purpose of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and 1982 (NI), which is valid for 3 years. There is no requalification course which reduces the course duration. Once the qualification has expired, or is due to expire, the learner is required to undertake the course again in order to maintain the qualification.
As this is a Regulated Qualification, an Employer who obtains training from an AoFAQ Approved Centre is not required to carry out any due diligence on the training provider in order to ensure the suitability of the training (HSE statement).
At the end of the course delegates should be able to:
- Understand their role as a first aider and their responsibilities to the workforce.
- Quickly and accurately assess an incident and prioritise their response.
- Identify and demonstrate how to treat an unresponsive casualty and a casualty who is choking.
- Demonstrate how to treat external bleeding and a range of major illnesses.
- Recognise a casualty who is in shock and demonstrate how you would respond to that situation.