It is a requirement of the Health and Safety (First Aid)
Regulations 1981 that employers provide a safe and
healthy environment to work in. If employers’ risk
assessments of first aid requirements highlight the need to
maintain the qualification of their First Aiders, then this
course will meet those needs.
This two-day course is designed to enable existing first aiders
to extend their qualification in line with the
Regulations for a further three years. The course may be taken
within three months of the first aider’s certificate
expiry date but must be taken within 28 days of the expiry date.
The course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies,
enabling all participants to deal with emergency
situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way.
In addition, this course will include any protocol
changes that may have arisen since their last training course.
A minimum of 12 hours spread over at least two days. Ideally, the course should be run over two consecutive days, but we have the flexibility to accommodate your specific needs if you so desire providing it is completed within 6 weeks of starting the course and the training sessions last for a minimum of two hours.
A range of subjects is covered including:
• Legalities, responsibilities and reporting • Resuscitation • Assessment of the situation
• Dealing with an unresponsive casualty • bandaging • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
• Fractures and spinal injuries • Heart attacks • Choking
• Control of bleeding • Head injuries • Eye injuries
• poisoning • Chest injuries • Sprains and strains
• burns • Asthma • Diabetes
• Epilepsy • Stroke
Successful qualification on this course is based on practical assessments conducted throughout the course and written test papers each day.
A three year Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. No external assessors are required.
A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and all learners must be a minimum of 16 years of age.