First Aid at Work & Defibrillator Course – 3 day FAW

Target Group: A person who is nominated to provide first aid cover in higher risk environments.

Pre-Course requirements: None, but candidate must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline.

Assessment: Continual assessment of practical skills by observation + final multi-choice question paper & practical skills assessment.

Trainer Ratio 1 Trainer to 12 Candidates.

Course Outline

• The Role of First Aider
• Personal Safety, assessing the incident;
• Dealing with an unconscious casualty (including seizure);
• Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation;
• Defibrillation protocols (theory) ILCOR 2010
• Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation; AED descriptions and usage
• Choking;
• Dealing with blood loss and the treatment of Shock;
• Burns & scalds;
• Recognition and management of fractures, inc. spinal injuries;
• Amputations, head & crush injuries;
• Chest injuries;
• Eye injuries;
• Sudden poisoning & Anaphylactic shock;
• Minor injuries; small cuts, grazes, bruisers, splinters.
• Major illness; heart attack. strokes, epilepsy, diabetes, & asthma;

Trainer contact hours : 18 hours minimum including assessments but excluding any lunch/refreshment breaks.

Completion time scale : Normally 3 consecutive days but may be run over a period not exceeding 10 weeks, where each session lasts a minimum of 2 hours.

Certification : First Aid at Work Certificate.

Renewal : Valid for three years.

** This course is suitable for the majority of medium to high risk workplaces, however HSE have given employers more freedom to select First Aid training appropriate to the nature of individual businesses with additional topics such as tourniquets for high risk businesses. All courses stating CPR also include child CPR as standard.