Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work
- Key points
- Who is this suitable for?
As part of the Health and Safety (First Aid) at Work Regulations 1981, employers are required to ensure that their staff receive immediate medical attention in the event of their being taken ill or becoming injured in the workplace. They must also make sure that there are adequate and appropriate first aid equipment and facilities in place, as well as the required number of qualified first aiders and an ‘appointed person’ on the premises.
With 555,000 workplace injuries having been recorded in 2018 alone, delegates who are appointed as a first aider within their workplace are recommended to undertake the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work, which will equip them with the skills and knowledge required to successfully respond to a range of injuries and illnesses.
- Experience: Delegates must hold a position of health and safety responsibility or act as the appointed first aider in their workplace
- Duration: Three days
- Assessment: Five practical assessments and two theory tests
- Teaching method: Classroom-based learning which can be delivered in-house or at one of SOCOTEC’s training facilities across the UK
First Aid at Work course – aims/objectives
The First Aid at Work training course equips delegates with the theoretical and practical skills required to safely and effectively administer first aid following an incident or emergency in the workplace. As well as learning how to respond to a range of injuries and illnesses, delegates will examine the responsibilities of a first aider, learning how to manage, assess and prioritise accordingly during an incident.
First Aid at Work course structure
To pass the First Aid at Work course, delegates must complete two written tests and five practical assessments, the latter of which will be held at regular periods throughout the training. This will ensure that delegates are fully competent in all aspects of first aid at work, as they are required to apply their knowledge in a combination of theoretical and hands-on situations.
Please note that the First Aid at Work training course now includes training in the basic use and management of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Delegates must therefore ensure that they are in good physical health and will not be prevented from participating in the practical demonstration.
Who is the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work course suitable for?
The First Aid at Work course is recommended for delegates who have been officially appointed as a first aider in their place of work or hold a position of responsibility for the health and safety of their colleagues. It is also suited to those who provide first aid on a voluntary basis or within their community.
First Aid at Work course outcomes
Delegates will be awarded a Level 3 certificate upon completion of the First Aid at Work training course, which will prove their competence to deal with a range of emergency medical situations in the workplace. This will be valid for three years from the date of issue, with delegates required to undertake First Aid at Work refresher training to update their skills and knowledge once their certification has expired.
First Aid at Work – course overview
During the Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work course, delegates will not only be able to provide safe, immediate and potentially lifesaving first aid, but will also gain an in-depth understanding of the role of a first aider. Course content is written in line with the Health and Safety (First Aid at Work) Regulations 1989 and includes:
- How to manage an incident
- The priorities of first aid at work
- Identifying the legal duties of employers
- Demonstrating the treatment of an unconscious casualty
- Conducting resuscitation/CPR
- The correct use and management of first aid kits
- Appropriate record keepings
Delegates will also learn how to respond to the following injuries and illnesses as part of their First Aid at Work training:
- Heart attacks
- Eye injuries
- Poisoning and exposure to harmful substances
- Minor and major illnesses
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