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Workplace First Aid

Why First aid at work?

First aid training for the workplace is an employer and employee requirement depending on the risk that is associated with the size of staff in a workplace and the risk factors associated with that individual work place.

Most smaller, low risk workplaces with less than five staff require only an appointed person to take charge of recording and organising essentials such as the first aid kit. However we believe even a small amount of training in Basic Life Saving is essential for these appointed people to help them fulfil their role effectively, especially when operating in a public service role.

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Larger staff numbers would require elected members of staff to have an Emergency First aid at work qualifications provided by individuals whom workplaces have carried out due diligence checks on or via providers associated with a regulated awarding organisation such as ITC First. This saves the hassle of carrying out due diligence checks as the Quality Assurance of the training is done through the awarding organisation protocols.

It is important to take into account staff numbers as well as possible absences, holidays and isolated working conditions when thinking of how many people to send on first aid training courses.

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For larger, higher risk environments we offer the three day First Aid at Work qualification which looks at a wider ranger of critical injury. This is more commonly required in construction, engineering or manufacturing.

If you are unsure of your requirements or to get some help in doing an effective Health and Safety audit, please feel free to get in touch for some no obligation advice.

Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)

The Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work is a one day course suitable for members of small to medium sized, low risk environments, like offices or retail shops.

We cover elements such as identifying life signs, incident management, CPR and AED (defibrillator) use, chocking, bleeding, shock and minor injuries.

Candidates who complete this course will receive the ‘ITC Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work’ certificate with is valid for 3 years.

This qualification is part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) under the qualification number 600/7701/3.

The qualification is supported by the sector skills council; Skills for Health and is externally regulated by Ofqual and Qualifications Wales. If so desired we also are able to offer the course under the Scottish Curriculum and Qualifications Framework (SCQF.)

Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)

The Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work is suitable for higher risk industries such as construction, manufacture or workplaces with more than 50 employees.

We cover elements similar to the Emergency First aid at work but we include more information on major illnesses, common and serious workplace injuries, poisoning, anaphylactic shock, burns, eye injuries and using first aid kits effectively.

Candidates who successfully complete this course will receive the ‘ITC Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work’ certificate which is valid for 3 years however it is strongly recommended by the HSE that candidates undergo an annual refresher as well as a revalidation course every three years.

This qualification is part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), qualification number 600/7696/3.

The qualification is supported by the sector skills council; Skills for Health and is externally regulated by Ofqual and Qualifications Wales. If so desired we also are able to offer the course under the Scottish Curriculum and Qualifications Framework (SCQF.)

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