First Aid at Work
First Aid at Work
This course is designed to equip those staff acting as First Aider in the workplace with an appropriate level of training to enable them to act confidently in the setting of both major and minor injury and illness. It is the standard course that meets the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive guidance on first aid at work.
The award is made up of two mandatory units; Emergency First Aid in the Workplace and Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace.
Guidance on producing a first aid needs assessment can be found in the HSE document First Aid at Work (third edition).
Unit 1, Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
- Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
- Assess an incident
- Manage an unresponsive casualty
- Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) familiarisation
- Recognise and manage a choking casualty
- Recognise and manage a casualty with external bleeding
- Recognise and manage a casualty in shock
- Manage minor injuries
Unit 2, Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace
- Conduct a secondary survey
- Recognise and manage casualties with injuries to bones, joints and muscles
- Recognise and manage casualties with head and spinal injuries
- Recognise and manage casualties with chest injuries
- Recognise and manage a casualty with burns and scalds
- Recognise and manage eye injuries
- Recognise and manage casualties who are poisoned
- Recognise and manage casualties suffering anaphylaxis (including epipen use)
- Recognise and manage major illnesses
Completion of both of these units leads to the First Aid at Work qualification.
Minimum age 16 years.
No previous first aid experience necessary.
The course price is £180.00 for individuals attending a NARS-hosted event. However, if you would like NARS to deliver this course for a number of people at your premises, please contact us for more information and to discuss pricing.