Course Details

A three day (minimum 18 hours) modular course. The course is for statutory and workplace needs. The FAW course is designed to introduce a systematic method of first aid for managing casualties. The course is a balance of learning and practical intermixed with scenarios of real situations. The course includes:

The Content

First aid training with the REC scheme is easy and fun. The course is progressive by building on each session, introducing new scenarios to test all techniques for:

Emergency: vital signs • emergency action • airway • unconscious • choking • bleeding • breathing and circulation • cpr • AED (automated external defibrillator) practical training

Environment: heat stress • cold stress • hot injuries • cold injuries

Health & Safety: recording accidents • RIDDOR • FAW regulations • first aid kits • sick room

Illness: chest pain • stroke • asthma • epilepsy • diabetes • minor ailments

Injury: head • spine • chest • abdomen • pelvis • bones • soft tissue • eye

Rescue: transportation • communication

Assessment: reviews learning during course • practical assessment • external assessors

The Assessment

HSE First Aid at Work course is externally assessed by qualified Assessors by observation of practical skills and oral questions.

The Candidate

Will be able to take control of an incident until a nurse, doctor or ambulance arrives

Is able to cope with common occurrences – illness; injury; collapse; rescue 

Is able to fulfill health and safety requirements for the HSE First Aid at Work

All candidates must feel confident and have competence to deliver as a First Aider at work.

The Qualification

First Aid at Work meets the HSE requirements and is valid for 3 years

Ability to maintain statutory first aid requirements for a place of work according to HSE ’81 and ’97 regulations

Can be updated by a 2 day refresher course before expiry of original 3 year certificate

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