Did you know that an estimated 555,000 workers in Britain sustained an injury at work in 2017/18? Is your workplace prepared?
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure that their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training. However, having the correct first aid provision in the workplace is not just a legal requirement, it is also incredibly important for the safety of all members of staff.
This First Aid course is run over one day, and includes both theory and practical sessions in a relaxed atmosphere, designed to boost a candidate’s confidence. The course includes topics on first aid priorities, managing incidents, basic life support, examination of a casualty, unconsciousness, control of bleeding, burns and scalds, regulations, first aid kits and recording and reporting.
Certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment of the student and successful completion of written exam. Those students who complete the course and are deemed to have reached the required standard are issued with a certificate that is valid for three years.