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Level 3 First Aid at Work Course

 

Who needs this first aid qualification

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first aid to be given to employees if they are injured or become ill at work. These regulations apply to all workplaces, including those with five or fewer employees, and to the self-employed.

How much first aid provision an employer has to make depends on the circumstances of each workplace.

This qualification will enable employers to satisfy the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 regulations that apply to all workplaces, including those with five or fewer employees, and to the self-employed.

 

Learning outcomes

The learner will understand the roles and responsibilities of a first aider to be able:

  • to assess an incident
  • to manage an unresponsive casualty who is both breathing/not breathing normally
  • recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  • manage a casualty with external bleeding
  • manage a casualty who is in shock
  • manage a casualty with a minor injury
  • conduct a secondary survey

The learner will learn how to administer first aid to a casualty with:

  • injuries to bones, joints and muscles
  • suspected head and spinal injuries
  • chest injuries
  • burns and scalds
  • eye injuries
  • sudden poisoning
  • anaphylaxis
  • suspected major illnesses