Upon completion of the course, trainees will be expected to: Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
Be able to assess an incident
Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty
Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking
Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding
Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock
Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries
Responsibilities of the first aider
Assessing an incident
Managing an unresponsive casualty
The respiratory system
Wounds and bleeding
Dealing with minor injuries
ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION
Assessment is through a combination of practical demonstration of competence in emergency first aid procedures and a test of underpinning knowledge through questioning and/or professional discussion. Trainees’ results are reported as a grade (Pass or Fail) for the qualification as a whole. A certificate of completion is awarded to trainees from British Safety Council.
This qualification is ideal for those already working or preparing to work within industry wishing to become a First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.
8 Training Hours
In order to register on to this qualification, trainees are required to meet the following entry requirements:
16 years of age or above
It is advised that trainees have a level of literacy adequate to cope with the assessment.