Two-Day First Aid at Work Re-qualification
This is a nationally recognised award for First Aid at Work (FAW). It satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid – the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) if an organisations risk assessment deems the FAW to be appropriate. This comprehensive two-day re-qualification course covers a wide range of First Aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with an emergency situation with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. In addition, update training will be given on any changes that have occurred since the initial qualification.
This course will give the learners a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
Duration of course
A minimum of 12 hours spread over at least two days. This course can now be run as blended learning, this would be one day online training and one day classroom training equating overall to 12 hours.
A range of subjects is covered including:
- Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
- Assessment of the situation
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
- Fractures and spinal injuries
- Anaphylactic shock
- Control of bleeding
- Automated External Defibrillation
- Heart attacks
- Head injuries
- Eye injuries
- Chest injuries
- Heat and Cold (Optional)
- Tourniquets and Haemostatics (Optional)
The qualification is valid for 3 years from the date of the course finishing.
All learners will be issued a First Aid at Work certificate that is accepted the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after successful completion of the assessments. This qualification is valid for three years and it can be renewed by attending a two-day re-qualification course. The HSE strongly recommend that all First Aider’s attend an annual refresher course lasting a minimum of three hours.
A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course, and learners must provide evidence of a valid First Aid at Work certificate that has not expired beyond 28 days of the original expiry date.
There is a multiple choice question paper at the end of the course. All learners will be assessed by independent assessors on their ability to act safely, promptly and effectively for a casualty who is responsive, one who requires CPR and one who is bleeding and wounded.