Re-Qualification First Aid at Work (RFAW) Course (2-day)
This Re-Qualification First Aid at Work (RFAW) course is a first aid course for re-certifying existing regulated 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 2 day (12-hour duration) course, designed to update and renew currently trained first aiders in their skills as per current Health & Safety recommended guidelines.
Following successful ongoing daily practical and written assessments, this course will re-qualify the successful first aider delegate for a further 3 year period from the date of expiry of their existing qualification (up to 3 months before, and up to 28 days after their expiry date).
Health & Safety recommendations are that each qualified first aider should also 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. Our wide list of returning customers including G4S, Historic Environment Scotland, Salvation Army and several Councils attest to the fact that we are delivering the quality of training that organizations require and expect.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE REQUIRES THE DELEGATE TO BE AN EXISTING HSE QUALIFIED FIRST AIDER.
Delegates presented for re-qualification by their employer or course booker require to be of 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 2-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.