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First Aid Refresher
November 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
This is a two day course being held on 19th & 26th November at Castlefields Community Centre
2 DAY RE-QUALIFICATION COURSE
The practical elements of this course are essential as they provide you with vital hands-on experience. It is important that you are physically able to take part in the practical parts of the course.
The HSE requires you to attend the full duration of the course to be eligible for evaluation and qualify for an Emergency First Aid at Work certificate.
Assessment and Certification
You will be continually assessed throughout the duration of the course by one of our qualified trainers. Upon successful completion you will receive an Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate valid for three years.
The HSE recommends that all qualified first aiders should refresh their knowledge and first aid skills every year. We offer an on-site Annual Skills Update course which can be delivered at your premises for up to 12 first aiders.
If you have a 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work certificate that is due to expire and you are still working in a low risk working environment then to re-qualify you must complete the 1 day course again. This course can train a candidate to be a new first aider or re-qualify those that are due to expire. If your risk assessment has now identified your working environment as high risk then please consider the full 3 day First Aid at Work course.
This course can be completed as an external course at one of our external venues which are strategically placed throughout the UK including all major cities.
Alternatively, if you have a suitable room available with 7 or more candidates to be trained then an on-site course could be a more cost effective solution. If given at least 4 weeks’ notice then one of our trainers could deliver a course at your premises on a date of your choice. The timings could also be arranged to suit your requirements.
In-House Room Requirements
It is recommended that the room size should be approximately 20 x 30 feet for a full 12 person course. The room should be large enough to seat all candidates comfortably in a semi-circle formation. The floor space in the centre should be clean and uncluttered as this will be used for the practical parts of the course. The trainer will also require a flip chart if one is available.
This course is the re-qualification for first aiders who have originally completed the full 3 day First Aid at Work course.
Is this course for me?
It is for first aiders who are near the end of the 3 year qualification period and are due to expire.
9am – 4pm On-Site course timings can be arranged to suit your requirements.
What will I learn?
This course has been designed to refresh and build on the knowledge and confidence gained from the First Aid at Work Course. It will teach you to recognise and treat various illnesses and incidents correctly and efficiently.
The course refreshes candidates on all of the following topics which are covered on a First Aid at Work Course:
Role of a first aider
Use of equipment
Importance of recording incidents and actions
Basic hygiene and preventing cross infection
The priorities of first aid
Assessing and managing incidents
Treatment of an unconscious casualty
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
Wounds and bleeding
Minor injuries including small cuts, grazes, bruises and small splinters
Dressings including bandaging and slings
Head, chest and eye injuries
Fractures and muscular injuries
Burns and scalds
Seizures / Epilepsy
Heart conditions including heart attack, angina