The first aid at work course has been designed for first responders who provide initial care to casualties suffering injury or illness at work and incorporates the vital skills necessary to assess and manage the ill or injured casualty in the initial phase.
Upon completion of the course the candidate will be able to:
- Act safely, promptly and effectively with emergencies at work
- Use First Aid equipment including contents of a First Aid box
- Understand the duties of employers and the legal framework
- Maintain simple factual records on what they have done with regard to any treatment or management of an emergency
- Recognise the importance of personal hygiene in First Aid procedures
- Provide scene safety/management skills/triage
- Demonstrate concepts and principles of casualty management
- Establish immediate priorities in an emergency situation
- initiate First Aid care necessary within the first few minutes of a life threatening emergency
- Recognise the need for early referral to the emergency services
- What is First Aid?
- Action in an emergency
- Primary Survey
- Secondary assessment
- The respiratory system
- Disorders of respiration
- Disorders of circulation
- Wounds and bleeding
- Minor burns and scalds
- Foreign objects and unit closure
The Candidate must:
- attend the entire course
- adhere to course content and demonstrate the required practical skills as outlined in the course notes
- successfully complete a final, basic life support, unconscious casualty management and control of bleeding assessment stations with a satisfactory performance rating by the evaluator, based on specific objectives and criteria
Certificates awarded after successful completion of the course will be valid for a three year period after which re-certification must take place.
Students should continue to update their skills and knowledge in order to maintain a high standard of casualty care.