It is a requirement of the Health & Safety law that employers should provide a safe and healthy environment for their employees. This is a two-day course and allows for re-certification of First Aid at Work qualified staff. The criteria are the same as for the initial three-day course.
In addition to this, should there have been any change to protocols during their initial qualification, then this will be updated.
The important thing to remember is that as soon as the certificate expires, the First Aid qualified person is no longer considered competent to act as a First Aider in the workplace, which may well leave the employer with a shortfall of First Aiders. Therefore, it would be prudent to arrange their First Aid at Work Requalification before they expire.
A range of subjects are covered including:
- Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
- Heart attacks
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
- Eye injuries
- Fractures and spinal injuries
- Control of bleeding
- Chest injuries
- Assessment of the situation
- Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
- Head injuries
- Sprains and strains
LWS Training Services is a provider of First Aid CPR certification classes and Health & Safety courses across the Midlands.