No matter what precautions we take to keep our employees safe in the workplace, accidents can – and will – happen. Knowing how to handle the situation when it occurs, however, is what makes all the difference. That’s where First Aid at Work (FAW) training comes in. Providing you with the necessary skills to handle an accident or emergency safely and confidently, this course offers the highest level of first aid training normally undertaken in the workplace.

Can you tell me about the course?

As an employer, you are required – by law – to provide a safe and healthy working environment for your staff. If, upon undertaking a risk assessment of your workplace, it is identified that qualified first aiders are needed and certification in Emergency First Aid at Work training is not sufficient for your business, this three day First Aid at Work course will provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills – and consequent certification – to fulfil that need.

The course covers a broad range of content, including everything covered in the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course, plus many additional subjects (see below for more details on the course content). Combining theory with practical sessions, the course runs for three days (18 hours contact time with your instructor) and can be delivered on-site at your business location – or in another, more suitable venue in Derby.

Who should attend?

The three day First Aid at Work course is best suited to working environments with larger teams of people (50 or more) or those that are considered to be slightly more higher risk and, as such, require more comprehensive first aid training. It would also suit the needs of those businesses that wish to become registered with a trade association and need to provide evidence of effective health and safety procedures in their workplace.

Just some of the business/industries that our FAW course would be suitable for include:

  • Construction Organisations
  • Manufacturing
  • Chemical Industries
  • Retail Offices
  • Clubs
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Schools
  • Local Community organisations
  • Churches

Where can I attend?

As we appreciate the need for flexibility within a business, our three day First Aid at Work training can be delivered on-site at your place of work or, if it’s more suitable for you, another location in Derbyl. Whilst it’s often more convenient and cost-effective to run the training on-site, just let us know if you require assistance in finding another venue for the course.

What will I get from this course?

Covering a comprehensive range of subjects, our FAW course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to deal with first aid accidents and emergencies at work, as well as effective treatment of illnesses that individuals may develop whilst at work.

Specifically, the course will cover:

  • Reporting accidents/incidents. Accident book/ RIDDOR
  • The priorities of first aid, including the 4 Bs
  • Actions to deal with wounds & serious bleeding
  • Introductory training of the automated defibrillator (AED)
  • Recognising a variety of medical conditions, including anaphylaxis and asthma
  • The unconscious casualty and how to treat them
  • Caring for a casualty who is shocked
  • The treatment of broken bones and soft tissue injuries, such as strains and sprains
  • Treating someone who has stopped breathing and whose heart has stopped/ CPR
  • The treatment of burns and scalds
  • Compression
  • Concussion
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Poisoning and the treatment of

How will I be assessed?

Whilst there is no final or written exam for the First Aid at Work training, individuals will be assessed throughout the three day course with a particular focus given to their participation in practical sessions. In line with the new changes to first aid training, in order to successfully pass the course and become certified, individuals must attend the training in its entirety and participate in all practical exercises.

Will I become certified?

Upon successful completion of the three day First Aid at Work training course, participants will be awarded a certificate, which is valid for three years. In keeping with best practice, however, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends that an annual refresher (lasting half a day) should be undertaken to ensure that you have the most up-to-date knowledge.

What is the cost for the course?

Our three day First Aid at Work courses in Derby can be tailored to suit your individual needs and, as such, an individual price is quoted. Call us on 0151 908 0134 to discuss First Aid at Work training for your business.

Any prices which are quoted are exclusive of VAT.