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First Aid at Work (HSE approved)
This is an HSE approved course to comply with the First Aid at Work regulations for First Aider in the workplace. The course covers primary and secondary care including a mix of theory and practical tasks. It must be carried out by an approved instructor. The HSE recommend that all first aiders complete an annual first aid refresher course and our online course meets this requirement.
On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:
Provide emergency first aid at work including the following techniques:
- Administrate first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
- Administrate CPR
- Administrate first aid to a casualty who is choking
- Administrate first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
- Administrate first aid to a casualty suffering from shock
- Provide first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters.)
In addition, attendees will learn how to administer first aid to a casualty with:
- Injuries to bones, muscles and joints. This includes suspected spinal injuries
- Chest injuries
- Burns and scalds
- Eye injuries
- Sudden poisoning
- Anaphylactic shock
Recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma and diabetes
The full First Aid at Work (FAW) course is a three-day course with a minimum of 18 contact hours, not to include breaks. This course must be taught 100% in classroom and not online.
The course is assessed by a final practical assessment on completion of the course by 1 or 2 assessors (not the instructor).
On completion of the course to the required standard students are awarded the HSE First Aid at Work certificate. This is certified through an awarding body and includes HSE approval number.