Where an organization’s risk assessment of First Aid needs identifies that there is a requirement for Emergency First Aid at Work practitioners, then this national Award in Emergency First Aid at Work satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid - the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organization with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.
A minimum of six contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities.
A range of subjects are covered including:-
- Responsibilities and reporting
- Assessment of the situation
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
- Minor injuries
- Basic hygiene in First Aid
- Bleeding control
Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper, and a three year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria. In addition, the HSE strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours.
A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.