This course typically runs across two full days (2 x 6-hour sessions) and leads to the HSE approved First Aid at Work certificate, which is valid for 3 years. You must hold a valid HSE approved First Aid at Work Certificate that is current but due for renewal (ie must be in date at time of assessment).
Unit 1: Emergency First aid in the Workplace
Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace
The course is very practical and participative and there will be plenty of opportunity to practise the skills you learn.
As every workplace has different emergency scenarios, students will be given the opportunity to discuss their own requirements at the beginning of the course.
Students should dress comfortably and women should preferably wear trousers.
You will cover everything you previously learnt doing the L3 First Aid at Work qualification, however this will be taught over 2 days due to the fact that this is a refresher course.
The training programme for Unit 1 covers the following topics:
- Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
- Assessing an incident
- Unconscious casualties
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- External bleeding
- Minor injuries
The training programme for Unit 2 covers the following topics:
- Secondary survey
- Injuries to bones, joints and muscles
- Suspected head and spinal injuries
- Chest injuries
- Burns and scalds
- Eye injuries
- Sudden poisoning
- Major illnesses
- Emergency First Aid
You will be continually assessed throughout the course. At the end of the course you will also undertake a practical and written examination. You must pass this to qualify for the CIEH First Aid at Work Certificate.
The certificate is valid for three years. You must attend a further 12 hour First Aid at Work Re-qualification course after 3 years in order to renew your qualification in full.
Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on firstname.lastname@example.org for details. More about Student Finance.