First Aid at Work (FAW) (18 hours)
The FAW courses involve at least 18 hours of training run over either 3 days or multiple shorter sessions
The course is designed to train participants to be able to administer first aid to injured or ill persons in a higher risk environment, such as light engineering and assembly work, food processing, warehousing, extensive work with dangerous machinery or sharp instruments, construction and chemical manufacture.
Under the Health & Safety Regulation (First Aid) 1981, it is suggested that for every 5-50 employees there should be at least 1 EFAW or FAW trained first aider dependent on the types of injuries that may occur and with more than 50 employees at least 1 FAW trained first aider.
The qualification is valid for three years.
Learning Outcomes & Assessment criteria:
1: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
- Understand the role and responsibility of a First Aider.
- Be able to assess an incident.
- Be able to manage a casualty who is unresponsive and NOT breathing normally.
- Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive and breathing normally casualty.
- Be able to manage a casualty who is in seizure.
- Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking.
- Manage a casualty with external bleeding.
- Manage a casualty who is in shock.
- Understand how to manage a casualty with a minor injury.
- Understand how to manage a casualty with minor burns and scalds.
2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace.
- Identify the signs, symptoms and history of a casualty.
- Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints.
- Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries.
- Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injury.
- Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with burns and scalds.
- Know how to provide First Aid to a casualty with an eye injury.
- Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning.
- Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis.
- Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected major illness.
Prices: £150 per person