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FIRST AID AT WORK (FAW)
There are various types of courses available depending on experience. These courses are suitable for businesses that require a nominated First Aid person in their work place. Content overview: Primary Care Introduction, Secondary Care Injury & Secondary Care Illness.Price includes VAT, SQA registration and certification.
COURSE CONTENT Initial 6 hours is the same as EFAW:
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) - Requires Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - Wounded and bleeding - Suffering from shock - Provide appropriate First Aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).
With the additional 12 hours incorporating the following: Administer First Aid to a casualty with: - Injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries - Chest, eye injuries, burns and scalds, sudden poisoning - Anaphylactic shock - Recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate - First Aid - including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma and diabetes.
Initial Qualification – Duration 3 days (18 hours) - Price £270 Candidates with no previous First Aid experience or certificate.
Re-qualification – Duration 2 days (12 hours) - Price £200 Candidates who currently hold a FAW certificate and require refresher training - this should be undertaken within 3 years of the initial qualification.
Skills Update Course – Duration 4 hours - Price £70 Candidates who would like to refresh their skills at any time with up to date material. Useful to attend as First Aid procedures and requirements are constantly changing.
Funding for Businesses - Flexible Training Opportunities offer funding for small businesses to increase employee's skills with the help from Skills Development Scotland. For more information to see if you are eligible please click here : https://www.ourskillsforce.co.uk/funding-for-skills/flexible-training-opportunities/
Quick Question : Have you got your First Aid Certificate? If you have already got your certificate, why not update your skills.
Questions we are often asked....
What is First Aid at Work? When people at work suffer injuries or are taken ill. It doesn't matter whether the injury or illness is caused by the work they do or not, it is important to give them immediate attention & to call an ambulance in serious cases. It can save lives & prevent minor injuries becoming major ones.
What do I need to do? The Health & Safety Regulations 1981 require you to provide adequate & appropriate first aid equipment, facilities & people so your employees can be given immediate help if they are injured or taken ill at work.