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Basic Emergency First Aid

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Where an organisation’s risk assessment of First Aid needs identifies that there is a requirement for Emergency First Aid at Work practitioners, then these national Awards for Emergency First Aid at Work satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid - the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.

 

 

Syllabus

A range of subjects is covered including:

• Responsibilities and reporting

• Resuscitation

• Burns

• Assessment of the situation

• Anatomy

• Choking

• Dealing with an unresponsive casualty

• Minor injuries

• Epilepsy

• Basic hygiene in First Aid

• Bleeding control

• Shock

 

Certification

Assessment is on-going by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper, and a three year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria. In addition, the HSE strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours.

 

Numbers

A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and all learners must be a minimum of 14 years of age.

 

Duration: A minimum of six contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities, plus some pre-course activity could be required.

 

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