First Aid at Work (FAW)

This new QCF qualification is ideal for those already working or preparing to work within industry wishing to become a First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981

Course information

This First Aid at Work qualification is ideal for those already working or preparing to work within industry wishing to become a First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. The minimum contact hours for this qualification, excluding breaks should be for a minimum period of 18 hours over 3 days.

    • Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider
    • Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others.
    • Identify the need of establishing consent to provide first aid.
    • Complete an accident report form
    • Identify the first aid equipment that should be available in a workplace
    • Describe the safe use of first aid equipment
    • Describe the safe use of first aid equipment
    • Be able to assess an incident
    • Conduct a scene survey
    • Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
    • Give examples of when to call for help
    • Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness
    • Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing
    • Explain why it is important to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position
    • Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position 3.5 manage a casualty who is in seizure
    • Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
    • Demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin
    • Describe how to identify a casualty with a • partially blocked airway • completely blocked airway
    • Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
    • Identify the types of external bleeding
    • Control external bleeding
    • Recognise shock
    • Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock
    • Administer first aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises
    • Administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds
    • Administer first aid to a casualty with small splinters

Learners are required to be 16 years of age prior to certification.

1.Practical observation The practical assessment of learners for the qualification is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills across a number of areas. The recording of assessment will be via the HABC QCF EFAW Assessment Pack – Practical.

2.Written/Oral questioning Learners are required to answer a series of questions ensuring their understanding of the theory content is sufficient to meet the required standard. Oral questioning can be used to extract further information for these questions during the practical assessments, with the tutor documenting the responses, or when needing to supplement learners’ written responses, according to individual learners’ needs. The recording of assessment will be via the HABC QCF EFAW Assessment Pack – Theory.

3. Accident Report Form Learners are required to show evidence that they are able to complete an accident report form. The recording of assessment will be via the HABC Accident Report Form

All successful students will be issued with a First Aid at Work Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their qualification which is valid for a period of 3 years

Please note that there is minimum requirement of 4 students for group bookings.
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