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Emergency First Aid at Work

Course Snapshot

  • Max No. Delegates 12
  • Validity 36 Months
  • Price including cerficate £95.00

Additional Course Notes

Start date Duration Location Status Price Select
06/02/2019 - 08:30 1 Day Plymouth AVAILABILITY £95.00 BOOK

Course Aims

If a company decide they don’t need a first-aider in their workplace (A FAW – First Aid at Work trained person), then the minimum requirement is to appoint someone to take charge of first-aid arrangements. The role of this ‘Appointed Person’ includes looking after first-aid equipment and facilities and calling the emergency services when required. They can also provide emergency first-aid cover where a first-aider if absent due to unforeseen circumstances (annual leave does not count). Appointed persons do not need first-aid training, though emergency first-aid courses are available and advisable.

Even if you decide first-aiders are unnecessary in your organisation, there is still the possibility of an accident or illness, so you may wish to consider providing qualified first-aiders. Appointed persons are not necessary where there are an adequate number of first-aiders.

Course Entry Requirements

Candidates should be of a calm mental attitude to enable clear thinking.

Literacy and language comprehension are important requirements on all courses.

Any physical impairment or literacy issues should be discussed with LTC Training Services prior to making a booking so we can best accommodate your needs.

Course Content

Understand the role of the first-aider including reference to:

The importance of preventing cross-infection
The need to record incidents and accidents
Ability to assess the circumstances and situation in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
Administer first aid to a unconscious casualty (including seizure)
Administer first aid to a choking casualty
Use of available equipment
Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (inc. small cuts, grazes and bruises, small splinters and minor burns and scalds)
Administer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Administer first aid to a wounded and bleeding casualty
Administer first aid to a casualty suffering from shock

Who will benefit

The Health and Safety Regulations 1981 require employers to provide suitable first-aid equipment, facilities and personnel so that immediate assistance can be given to employees if they are injured or become ill at work. The regulations state that in order to provide first-aid, a person isn’t suitable unless they have undergone; 

The right training and qualifications approved by HSE; and
Any additional training if required

To decide what course is suitable in order to comply with HSE guidance please visit and complete a first-aid needs assessment http://www.hse.gov.uk/firstaid/assessmenttool.htm