Where an organisation’s risk assessment of First Aid needs identifies that there is a requirement for trained First Aiders, then this national Award in Emergency First Aid at Work satisfies the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). All learners will gain the skills and knowledge to provide their organisation with Emergency First Aiders capable of delivering treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.
A minimum of 6 contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities, plus some pre-course activity could be required.
A range of subjects are covered including:
- Responsibilities and reporting
- Assessment of the Situation
- Dealing with an Unresponsive Casualty
- Minor Injuries
- Basic Hygiene in First Aid
- Bleeding Control
Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper, and a three year qualification (FAA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work) will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria. In addition, the HSE strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours.
A maximum of 12 students are permitted per course and must be a minimum of 14 years of age. A certificate will be offered to all, subject to satisfactory assessment. A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role. The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.