First Aid at Work
First Aid at Work
HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)
This is a fully accredited First Aid at Work course, in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. Once qualified, you can be used as First Aiders in the workplace in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
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Is this course right for me?
This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to become first-aiders in the workplace. This qualification meets the requirements for training first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.
This course can be adapted to suit a particular audience, for example, clerical or engineering staff. The First Aid at Work course is run over three days and includes both theory and practical sessions.
The course covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider, how to assess an incident and recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness. The course also covers first aid skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness such as chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis.
In line with guidance provided by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the qualification supports/approves workplace first aiders for a period of three years, after which point learners will need to retake the course. Therefore, the qualification is valid for three years from the date of award. In addition to this, it is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.
This three day course normally runs on a Friday, 09:30 – 16:00.
- No formal entry requirements
- You should be physically capable of completing the practical elements of this course
- Each application is considered on individual merit
Units to be studied include:
- Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
- Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace
By the end of the course learners will be able to:
- Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
- Be able to assess an incident
- Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty
- Be able to provide first aid to a casualty:
- who is choking
- with external bleeding
- with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints
- with suspected head and spinal injuries
- Know how to provide first aid to a casualty:
- who is in shock
- with minor injuries
- with suspected chest injuries
- with burns and scalds
- with an eye injury
- with sudden poisoning
- with anaphylaxis
- with suspected major illness
- Be able to conduct a secondary survey
Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.
- Continuous assessment during the course
- Practical assessment during the course
Following completion of this course you might want to try another one of our work-based courses.
- Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
Any costs above are approximate and may change.
- No additional costs