Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)
Our Emergency First Aid at Work training course provides compliance with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance.
Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work is the ideal First Aid training solution for low-risk environments such as offices and shops. It would also enable employees to assist fully Qualified First Aiders, in higher risk organisations.
During the course, you’ll learn techniques and topics regarded important by the HSE. These include cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the recovery position and abdominal thrusts.
This training aids workplace compliance with legislation such as The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, which states that First Aiders must receive suitable training relevant to the risk level within their workplace.
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Emergency First Aid at Work Content
Candidates will learn a variety of techniques, including how to perform CPR, assessing an incident scene and treating burns and seizures. The full course content is:
Role and Responsibilities of a First Aider
- Roles and responsibilities of a First Aider
- Minimising the risk of infection to yourself and others
- Consent: When, how and why you need it.
Assessing an Incident
- Conducting a scene survey
- Conducting a primary survey (DR ABCD)
- Asking for Assistance
- Knowing when to conduct Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Practising the CPR technique
- Knowing when to place a casualty into the Recovery Position
- Practising the Recovery Position technique
- Treating seizures
- Identifying signs of severe and mild choking
- Practising abdominal thrust technique
- Identifying the severity of the external bleeding
- Practising bandaging technique
- Identifying the symptoms of shock
- Treating a casualty who is experiencing shock
- Treating casualties with small cuts, bruises, splinters, etc
- Applying first aid to minor burns and scalds
Assessment and Certification
First Aid is both a theoretical but also highly practical subject. Candidates will need to participate in practice of techniques through numerous practical activities within the course (CPR, the Recovery Position, etc). Each practice task is assessed by the course tutor to coach improvement and verify candidate capability to perform each technique correctly.
At the end of the course there is theory assessment in the form of an examination paper with 10 multiple-choice questions.
Candidates must pass both practical assessment and exam paper to gain the certificate.
Successful candidates certificate is valid for 3 years, when a retake of the course is required to retain valid qualification and to continue practising as a First Aider.
Highfield Qualifications accredit our Emergency First Aid at Work course, regulated by OFQUAL and CCEA.
Who needs Emergency First Aid at Work training?
Emergency First Aid is ideal for any size company, but it is particularly designed for low-risk businesses. The qualification provides the basic knowledge to deal with an emergency situation.
A company risk assessments should identify their specific first aid requirements and outline the number and type of First Aiders the workplace requires.
Guidance is available in the HSE’s recommendations in this advice sheet.
For higher-risk workplaces or those looking for a more in-depth First Aid course, consider our 3 day First Aid at Work course.
Emergency First Aid at Work for Schools
Do you have a large group of staff that need training? You could book us to deliver an Emergency First Aid course at your school.
We offer flexibility for you to choose times and dates to suit your tea, including school holidays, training days or evening & weekend sessions.
For group bookings simply complete the form on CONTACT US with details of your request
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