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First Aid At Work (3 day)

This 3-Day First aid at Work Course Provides a Comprehensive Set of Practical Skills to Allow You to Become a Confident First Aider in the Workplace

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers ‘to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work’. These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with less than five employees and to the self-employed. ‘Adequate and appropriate’ will depend on the circumstances in the workplace and the nature of the risks involved. This includes whether trained first-aiders are needed, what should be included in a first-aid box and if a first-aid room is required.

Who should attend:
All personnel and management that require first aid training.

Topics 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
Administering First Aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected
spinal injuries chest injuries burns and scalds eye injuries sudden poisoning anaphylactic shock
Recognising the presence of major illness and providing appropriate First Aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes) Certification

No qualifications required.

Course Duration:
3 days (consecutive or 3 days over 3 weeks)

Certification Provided.


HSCS Scotland Promoting a Healthier Workplace Through Safety

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