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HSE First Aid at Work (REC Level 3)

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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 fundamental workings of the body, in particular, the heart, lungs and airway
  • Recognising the difference between – healthy; ill; injured
  • Recording the baseline measurements of the vital body functions
  • Introduces a system to cope with all incidents as safely as possible
  • Covers the HSE syllabus for first aiders at work according to the ’81 and ’97 regulations and the UK and European Resuscitation guidelines


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

  • 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 is an HSE approved course 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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