First Aid at Work

Venue
Room C, Hirst Hall, 1 Tower Lane, East Lane Business Park, East Lane, Wembley, HA9 7NB.
Venue Parking
There is free on-site parking for vehicles of 3.5 tonnes and under (only in the main estate car park and not
in the roadway or tenant’s bays). The main estate car park is located to the right of the security hut by the
main entrance.
Course Times – to be notified
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to course start time for registration purposes.
Identification Requirements
Please bring at least one of the following forms of identification – Driving Licence, Driver Qualification Card,
Driver Card or Valid Passport.

This 3 day certificated First aid at work training course provides the comprehensive set of practical skills needed by first aiders in most workplaces to become a confident first aider at work. Giving both the ability and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies. It meets the standards required to help comply with Health and Safety (First aid) regulations.

Aim of First Aid at Work

The First Aid at Work (FAW) course is designed for workplaces which are inherently deemed to be high risk ( e.g. engineering, manufacturing etc. )  and workplaces that may have staff with varying  underlying health conditions (heart problems, diabetes anaphylaxis, high blood pressure, etc).  The content and delivery is designed  to provide comprehensive training for those who are required to be the designated first aider within their workplace.

This course contains all of the following elements :-

  • Asthma

  • Bleeding (minor and severe)

  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries

  • Burns and scalds

  • Choking

  • Chest pains (including heart attack)

  • Eye injuries

  • Fainting

  • Choking (adult)

  • Spinal injuries

  • Head injuries

  • Health and safety (first aid) regulations

  • Low blood sugar

  • Poisoning

  • Stroke

  • Resuscitation (adult CPR)

  • Seizures (adult)

  • Severe allergic reaction

  • Shock

  • Unresponsive casualty

On completion of the First Aid at Work course :-

Successful candidates will be able to understand 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
  • assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • administer first aid to an adult casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
  • administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation to an adult, including using an AED
    administer first aid to an adult casualty who is choking
  • administer first aid to an adult casualty who is wounded and bleeding
    administer first aid to an adult casualty who is suffering from shock
  • provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)
  • administer first aid to an adult casualty with:
    injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries
    chest injuries
    burns and scalds
    eye injuries
    sudden poisoning
    anaphylactic shock
  • recognise the presence of major illness (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes) and provide appropriate first aid