It is a requirement of the Health & Safety law that employers provide a safe and healthy environment to work in. If your assessment of first aid needs highlights the need for qualified first aiders, then this level 3 qualification will provide you with suitable, highly trained personnel. (Click here for details of HSE recommendations)
This comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. In addition, this course will include any protocol changes that may have arisen since their last training course.
This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
The first aid qualification is a requirement for anyone who wants to be the nominated First Aider in their workplace. Only once a risk assessment has been carried out can it be determined how many employees require first aid training or if a qualified First Aider is needed.
The First aid at Work qualification is only valid for 3 years. The first aid qualification can be renewed by sitting a refresher course (which we are also happy to provide).
The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first aid to be given to employees if they are injured or become ill at work. These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with five or fewer employees and to the self-employed.
What is ‘adequate and appropriate’ provision?The minimum legal requirement is to have an ‘appointed person’ (AP) to take charge of first aid arrangements in the workplace. This person does not have to be a trained and qualified emergency first-aider or first-aider, although many employers regard this as best practice.
To become an emergency first-aider the minimum level of first aid training you need is the Emergency First Aid at Work qualification.
Employers must carry out an assessment of first aid training needs to determine whether an AP is adequate or whether they need to provide a person who has undergone the three-day First Aid at Work course
A minimum of 18 hours spread over at least three days. Ideally, the course should be run over three consecutive days, but we have the flexibility to accommodate your specific needs if you so desire providing it is completed within 10 weeks of starting the course and the training sessions last for a minimum of two hours.
A range of subjects are covered including:-
- Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
- Resuscitation and AED awareness
- Assessment of the situation
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
- Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
- Fractures and spinal injuries
- Heart attacks
- Control of bleeding
- Head injuries
- Eye injuries
- Chest injuries
- Sprains and strain
Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment for unit 2.
A three year Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment.
We also offer a two day refresher courses which we will remind you about when the three years is almost up if you wish.
A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.
A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.
The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.