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First Aid at Work Requalification Course

Who for – Those who currently hold a First Aid at Work qualification and are due to expire.

Awarding body – FAA level 3, Ofqual approved.

Duration – 12 classroom hours, ideally over 2 days, however we can accommodate specific needs providing the course is complete within 10 weeks.

Maximum Number candidates – 12.

Syllabus
Acts and regulations, first aid provision, responsibilities, scene assessment, hygiene, first aid kits, reporting, casualty priority, primary and secondary assessment, unconscious casualty, airway management, top to toe survey, recovery position, cpr, defibrillator training, choking, shock, fainting, bleed control, amputations, epilepsy, asthma, heart attack, angina, diabetes, stroke, open fracture, closed fracture, support sling, elevation sling, spinal injuries, head injuries, concussion, compression, skull fracture, sprains, strains, dislocations, bruising, chest injuries, abdominal injuries, crush injuries, electricity, anaphylaxis, poisoning, burns, chemical burns, hypothermia, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, eye injuries, embedded objects, splinters, bites stings. Child and baby techniques.

Certification:
Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment on each day. A three year Level 3 (Level 6 in Scotland) Award in First Aid at Work will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment.

Candidates receive - Certificate, wallet card and a comprehensive fully illustrated first aid training manual.

Please consider the following rules for attendance:
A First Aider can renew their First Aid at Work qualification by attending a 2-day requalification course without question, if it’s within 1 month past the expiry date. If the First Aider has lapsed by more than 1 month, but no longer than 3 months, then the First Aider can requalify by attending a 2-day course providing ‘Special considerations’ have been applied.

Special considerations are:
A signed letter from the employer to the provider of the training stating the reasons why in their opinion, the First Aider is suitably experienced to attend a 2-day course and does not require a full 3-day FAW course.
OR …

  • A decision is made by Life Performance after discussions with the employer, or the First Aider, and deciding that their previous experience is sufficient to attend a 2-day course
  • If the First Aider has lapsed beyond 3 months then they must attend a full 3-day First Aid at Work course

The important thing to remember is that as soon as the certificate expires, the First Aider 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.

Price – £120 per person / £650 for groups of 6+.

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  • Inclusive of certificate and manual
  • Courses adapted to suit business
  • Defibrillator training included
  • VAT non-applicable
  • On site (minimum price of 3 candidates)