What to Expect on your First Aid at Work Training Course

People at work can suffer injuries or be taken ill. It doesn’t matter whether the injury or illness is caused by the work they do or not, it is important to give them immediate attention and call an ambulance in serious cases. You should make
arrangements to ensure this happens. It can save lives and prevent minor injuries becoming major ones. This is where our First Aid at Work courses come in.

Whether you need the full 3 day First Aid at Work course or the 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work, by law employers only have to provide First Aid Training to employees and this includes people undertaking work experience or on training schemes.

All organisations must ensure by law that they have a sufficient number of employees who possess a First Aid qualification to fulfil their First Aid needs at all times. Employers must ensure that their provision is ‘adequate and appropriate in the circumstances’. It is the employer’s responsibility to decide what the requirements of the organisation are by assessing any specific work hazards and ensuring that sufficient equipment, facilities and personnel are available to deal with the consequences of these hazards.” – Highfield Qualifications

How to prepare

A day of practicing life-saving methods can seem like a challenge and quite over whelming. This encourages many to start researching first aid procedures in an effort to get a head start. Don’t make this mistake. You will not require any prior knowledge of first aid or emergency response before you course and in doing so may cause confusion when practicing the techniques. Simply show up on the day with a positive attitude and willingness to participate in the practical scenarios.

What clothing is appropriate?

Casual clothing is recommended. Much of the practical work requires kneeling on the floor. It’s best to wear trousers and flat shoes. For those with physical restraints or disabilities that makes kneeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods, a first aid course may not be advisable, it’s worth discussing any disabilities before booking a course.

What does the course involve?

First Aid at Work Training Course – Level 3 Award (3 days)

This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to become first-aiders in the workplace. This qualification meets the requirements for training emergency first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.

Emergency First Aid at Work Training Course – Level 3 Award (1 day)

This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to become emergency first-aiders in the workplace. This qualification meets the requirements for training emergency first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.

First Aid at Work Annual Refresher Training Course (1 Day)

This course is ideal for keeping your first aiders up to date with techniques and legislation. It is suitable for people who have completed the EFAW or the FAW courses.Other essential first aid skills are taught such as treating burns and scalds as well as assisting a choking individual. Recording and reporting is another area covered which is especially important for those in the working environment.

Warnings regarding graphic or sensitive material

All of our first aid courses are interactive and can involve images of real life emergency situations and material that may cause emotional distress and upset. Those that feel uncomfortable have the option of additional assistance or may choose to leave at any time.

Who will be providing the training?

All our trainers are fully approved and accredited with Highfields and have extensive experience as a workplace first aider. Using their expertise, they can guide you through the techniques and information needed while assessing your ability to deliver first aid.

Why it’s better not to attend only free courses?

Free first aid courses may be given in your local area and even online which offers the chance to familiarise yourself with some of the techniques. These are beneficial for those wanting an introduction to first aid but they are often not as in-depth as a certified course and you won’t receive an accreditation upon completion. As with the many free online courses, this won’t be recognised by an employer. By taking a fully accredited course, you’ll be rest assured of the best teaching standards which meet current laws and legislation.

For more information on first aid training or for advice on booking a course, get in touch with JJ Training (UK) Limited today.

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