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First Aid At Work


Our  3 -day  First Aid at Work (FAW) training is one

of the qualifications for the purpose of complying with statutory requirements for First aid in the workplace which is covered by

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and guidance documents L74 and GEIE3.


Under these regulations, employers have an obligation to make adequate and appropriate first aid provision for their workforce. 


This qualification is designed to provide essential skills to allow a person who has trained in emergency first at work to preserve life and manage incidents at work .


Typical delivery methods are practical in application  and the course is assessed by continual observation of candidate performance and a brief multiple choice questionnaire.


Successful completion will result in candidate gaining  a certificate in First Aid at Work  which is valid for 3 years from date of completion.


The training is re-validated by attending another FAW course after 3 years or by undertaking the 3 day First Aid at work refresher course.


It is recomended that yerly updates are completed.


Delivery


Topics include: -



Unit 1 Emergency First Aid in the Workplace


  • 1.1 The role and responsibilities of a first aider
    The learner will know the main responsibilities of the first aider, to include managing hazards, prioritising
    casualties, identifying possible injuries, identifying appropriate First Aid equipment, knowing how to use First
    Aid equipment found in the common workplace, knowing the principles of effective casualty
    communication.


  • 1.2 How to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
    Learners to be aware of how to minimise the risk of infection, including the importance of handwashing,
    using sterile equipment, using equipment correctly and the correct disposal of used, disposable First Aid
    equipment.


  • 1.3 The need for consent to provide First Aid
    Learners should know why they need consent and when it should be obtained.


    • 2.1 Conducting a scene survey
      Learners can demonstrate an awareness of the environment, other hazards, bystanders and available First
      Aid equipment.
      2.2 Conducting a primary survey of a casualty
      Learners can conduct a primary survey of a casualty, to include: dangers, response, open airway and
      breathing check.
      2.3 Summoning appropriate assistance when necessary
      Learners will know the type of assistance they require; whether bystanders or the emergency services, on
      completion of a primary survey


    • 3.1 When to administer Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
      Learners know how to differentiate between casualties who require resuscitation and when they should be
      placed into a recovery position. Learners will also be aware of agonal gasps.


    • 3.2 Demonstrating CPR using a manikin
      The learner will demonstrate basic CPR in accordance with current UK resuscitation council guidelines, to
      include the use of an AED including the placement of pads and following of AED instructions.


    • 3.3 When to place a casualty into the recovery position
      Learners know how to differentiate between casualties who require resuscitation and when they should be
      placed into a recovery position.


    • 3.4 Demonstrating how to place a casualty into the recovery position
      The learner can demonstrate the recovery position, as outlined by the latest UK resuscitation council
      guidelines.


    • 3.5 How to administer First Aid to a casualty who is experiencing a seizure Learners will know the actions to undertake while a casualty is in seizure. The management of the casualty
      once the seizure has stopped and the recommended times to call the emergency services


    • 4.1 Know when choking is: • mild • severe


    • Learners will know the recognition features of a mild and a severe obstruction of the airway.

    • 4.2 Demonstrating how to administer First Aid to a casualty who is choking. Learners will be able to demonstrate the treatment protocol for a choking casualty, as per the current UK
      resuscitation council guidelines.


    • 5.1 The severity of external bleeding
      Learners will be able to identify the characteristics of capillary, venous and arterial bleeding.


    • 5.2 Demonstrating how to control external bleeding
      Learners will be able to demonstrate the management of a casualty will a bleed. To include dressing
      common wounds including to the head, arm, hand or leg.


    • 6.1 How to recognise a casualty who is suffering from shock
      Learners will be able to recognise the common recognition features of a casualty in hypovolaemic shock.


    • 6.2 How to administer First Aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock Learners will know the recommended First Aid treatment for a casualty in hypovolaemic shock. To include, position, keep warm, nil by mouth, moisten lips, reassurance and refer to the emergency services.


    • 7.1 How to administer First Aid to a casualty with:
      • small cuts
      • grazes
      • bruises
      • small splinters


    • Learners will know how to deal with the above injuries in line with accepted current practice, as outlined in
      the Voluntary Aids Society First Aid Manual.


    • 7.2 How to administer First Aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds Learners will know how to deal with minor in line with accepted current practice as outlined in the Voluntary
      Aids Society First Aid Manual.



     Unit 2 Recognition and management of illness and injury in   the workplace


    • 1.1 The information to be collected when gathering a casualty history Information to be collected should include: Signs and symptoms, allergies, medication, past medical history,
      last meal/drink, events that have led to this.


    • 1.2 How to conduct a head to toe survey
      The learner will be able to perform a head to toe survey on an unresponsive casualty. Learners should also know how to perform a top-to-toe on a conscious casualty.


    • 2.1 Recognising suspected:
      • Fractures and dislocations
      • Sprains and strains
      Learners will know how to recognise the common signs of a fracture and dislocation of a limb or digits. They
      will also be able to recognise common sprains and strains.


    • 2.2 How to administer First Aid for:
      • Fractures and dislocations
      • Sprains and strains
      Learners will know how to support and provide basic First Aid to a casualty with a dislocation or fracture to a limb or digit and common sprains and strains.


    • 2.3 Demonstrating how to apply:
      • a support sling
      • an elevated sling
      Learners will be able to apply both slings using a recognised technique.


    • 3.1 Recognising a suspected:
      • Head injury
      • Spinal injury
      Learners will be able to recognise the common signs and symptoms of a mild head injury, a severe head
      injury and a suspected spinal injury in a conscious casualty.


    • 3.2 How to administer First Aid for a suspected head Injury
      Learners will know the basic First Aid treatment for a head injury to include management of the injury, casualty position and when to contact the emergency services.


    • 3.3 How to administer First Aid for a suspected spinal injury
      Learners will be able to demonstrate the correct management of a casualty with a spinal injury who is conscious, unconscious and breathing and unconscious and not breathing. They will be able to perform a spinal log roll as part of a team.


    • 4.1 Recognising a suspected:
      • Flail chest
      • Penetrating chest injury
      Learners will know the recognition features of a flail chest and a penetrating chest injury.

    • How to administer First Aid for a:
      • Flail chest
      • Penetrating chest injury
    • Learners will know the First Aid treatment for a casualty with:
      • flail chest 
      • penetrating chest injury


    • 5.1 The factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds
      Factors include: size, cause, age of the casualty, location of the burn and depth of the burn.


    • 5.2 How to administer First Aid for burns involving:
      • Dry heat
      • Wet heat
      • Electricity
      • Chemicals
      Learners will know the treatment of burns, in accordance with the British Burns Association guidelines 2018.


    • 6.1 How to administer First Aid for eye injuries involving:
      • Dust
      • Chemicals
      • Embedded objects
      Learners will know how to treat eye injuries in line with current First Aid practice.


    • 7.1 The routes that poisons can take to enter the body
      Routes include: injection, ingestion, inhalation and absorption.


    • 7.2 How to administer First Aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning Learners will know how to administer First Aid to a casualty who has been poisoned by common workplace
      poisons. To include: chemicals, over the counter medications, food and plants.


    • 7.3 Sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning Learners will know common sources of information related to poisons. To include product labels and COSHH
      data sheets.


    • 8.1 Common triggers for anaphylaxis
      Common triggers include:
      • peanuts
      • tree nuts such as almonds, walnuts, cashews, brazils
      • fish and shellfish
      • dairy products and eggs
      • wasp or bee stings
      • natural latex (rubber)
      • penicillin and other drugs or injections


    • 8.2 Recognising suspected anaphylaxis
      Recognition features as outlined in the Voluntary Aids Society First Aid Manual. To include:
      • the casualty may appear to be anxious
      • swelling of the throat, mouth and face
      • flushed, blotchy skin
      • distressed breathing
      • rapid, weak pulse
      • if the reaction is severe, the casualty may become unconscious and stop breathing.


    • 8.3 How to administer First Aid for a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis
      Treatment to include: scene management, current practice on casualty positioning, when to contact the emergency services and administration of adrenaline auto injector (AAI).


    • 9.1
      Recognising suspected:
      • Heart Attack
      • Stroke
      • Epileptic seizure
      • Asthma attack
      • Diabetic emergency


    • Learners will know the common causes or triggers for each condition. They will also know common signs and
      symptoms for each condition.


    • 9.2 How to administer First Aid to a casualty suffering from:
      • Heart Attack
      • Stroke
      • Epileptic seizure
      • Asthma attack
      • Diabetic emergency


    • Recognition features in line with the current version of the Voluntary Aids Society Manual. To include scene
      management, reducing the effects of the event, suitable positioning, when to contact the emergency
      services.

     


    If you require any further information or would like to book a course please contact  firstaid@workingalternatives.co.uk  or telephone our office on 01325 240267

     



    Free Resources 



    The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and guidance documents L74 and GEIE3.

    Download a free copy - L74(PDF)



    The HSE have produced and handy guide to answer your questions  Download a free copy - INDG214(PDF)


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