The First Aid at Work training (FAW) is the most popular course we offer, with over 100,000 people trained to date.
There are a number of skills required to complete the full first aid at work course. At the end of the course, each candidate will sit a final assessment. Those who successfully complete this assessment will be awarded a certificate which will be valid for three years.
UK regulations from the HSE require that each of the following must be covered.
- Understanding 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;
- Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and
effectively in an emergency;
- Administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure);
- Administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
- Administering first aid to a casualty who is choking;
- Administering first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;
- Administering first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;
- Providing appropriate first aid for minor injuries
(including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).
- Administering first aid to a casualty with:
injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected
burns and scalds
- Recognising the presence of major illness and provide appropriatefirst aid
(including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes).