First Aid at Work (FAW) Course (3-day)
This Full First Aid at Work (FAW) course is a comprehensive level first aid course for training individuals to act as first aiders within the workplace, and is both First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) approved, and run to the current Resuscitation Council (UK) 2010 guidelines.
It is a 3 day (18 hour duration) course, designed to equip a person to take on the full role of workplace first aider with comprehensive skills as per Health & Safety recommended guidelines.
Following successful ongoing daily practical and written assessments, this qualification certifies the successful first aider for a 3 year period from date of qualification. Health & Safety recommendations are that each qualified first aider should undertake an annual skills update to refresh their practical skills once qualified. The course is both informative, and fun, and delegates are actively encouraged to contribute (we don’t like death by powerpoint any more than you), and student feedback indicates we’re doing it right.
It is a no nonsense course, not requiring any prior knowledge of first aid for commencing training.
Delegates presented for training by their employer or course booker should be of a suitable physical, mental and psychological disposition to be able to fully undertake the role of a first aider within the workplace. They should have good communication skills, and be reliable and able to cope with stressful and physically demanding emergency procedures¹.
Syllabus for this 3 day course includes;
- Role of first aiders
- Legal Framework
- First Aid Boxes
- Casualty assessment
- Incident assessment
- Recovery Position
- Cardiac arrest and CPR
- Use of an AED*
- Minor wound treatment
- Major Wound Treatment
- Bandage techniques
- Breathing & Respiration
- Chest Wounds
- Crush Injuries
- Eye Injuries
- Fracture management
- Spinal injury management
- Head Injuries
¹. Approved Code of Practice & Guidance. Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulation 1981, L74
NB. From 1st January 2017, ALL students now receive AED training as part of this course using actual AED training devices.