This FAIB regulated and certificated course is delivered over 3 days with a total of 18 hours contact time, excluding breaks, and meets the syllabus standards expected by the Health & Safety Executive. The certificate is valid for 3 years from date of issue.
The course is suited for workplaces which have a level of risk which necessitates a higher level of first aid provision and training in the event of an accident. Typically, this may include educational establishments or workplaces which have processes which include:
- using chemicals as part of an educational or industrial process.
- cutting equipment where there is a risk of amputation of body parts such as fingers, toes, arms, legs.
- educational, building, agricultural or construction processes which involve plant and machinery which pose a risk of serious injury.
- processes which involve the risk of burns /scalds which are larger than the palm of your hand.
- managing first aid provision for a workforce which is reasonably large.
The outline course syllabus is:
- Role sand Responsibilities of the First Aider, including the legal aspects of first aid provision.
- Managing a first aid incident
- Conducting a Primary and Secondary Survey to establish treatment needs of the casualty.
- Deliver CPR to a casualty, including use of a defibrillator.
- Initial identification, management and treatment of blocked airway, bleeding, seizures, shock, bites, stings, burns, scalds, cuts, bruises, grazes, splinters, nose bleeds, fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains, poisons, anaphylaxis, diabetes, stroke, asthma, heart attack, angina, cardiac arrest, and spinal injuries.