This Level 3 First Aid at Work course is for anyone who wishes to become a fully qualified first aider at work, or where an employer’s first aid needs assessment has identified the need for a qualified first aider in the workplace. The three day First Aid at Work course is generally accepted as the most advanced first aid training course. The qualification is suitable for “high risk” environments and is valid for 3 years and requires a 2 day re-qualification course which must be completed within 3 years to maintain the qualification. The course is predominantly practical hands on training. The emphasis being to ensure that upon completion of the course, students will be both competent and confident dealing with accidents and injuries in the workplace.
This 3 day course includes course materials, expert tutoring and practical exercises to give learners in-depth training in the following information and treatments:
- Principles of first aid
- Prevention of cross-infection
- Basic life support (CPR)
- Breathing management
- Managing unconscious casualties
- Assessing and treating wounds & bleeds
- Treating anaphylaxis
- Treating shock or sudden poisoning
- Treating burns, poisoning and eye injuries
- Treating common major and minor illnesses
- Managing asthma attacks and choking
- Fractures, dislocations and head injuries
- Managing epilepsy and diabetes
- Record keeping and equipment use
- Legal aspects and secondary surveys
Candidates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to administer a wide variety of first aid techniques in the workplace with confidence – from treating minor wounds to saving the lives of colleagues in life-threatening situations.
The course is HSE recommended and complies with Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations and the approved code of practice L74 guidelines for the qualification of workplace first aiders.
After completing a practical assessment, recorded in a candidate logbook, and a short, multiple choice exam.
Successful candidates will receive a Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work certificate which complies with Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. The HSE “strongly recommends” candidates attend a 3 hour annual refresher training session to keep knowledge up to date.
3 day course