Emergency First Aid Training Course London

As unpleasant as it may be, the fact remains that accidents do occur, even experiencing one as a spectator, an accident is never a pleasant scene. No matter how hard we try or how many precautions we may take, no one can guarantee an accident-free environment. However, I strongly feel that if an accident happens, you can’t just be a helpless observer, since simply standing by can potentially worsen the situation or even lead to death. This is why it’s important to have at least a basic knowledge of first aid. At its most basic, first aid is the initial assistance given to a victim of injury or illness. Comprised of relatively simple techniques that can be performed with rudimentary equipment, first aid is usually carried out by a layperson until professional medical assistance arrives.

Emergency First Aid Training Course London

As a minimum, a low-risk workplace such as a small office should have a first aid box and a person appointed to take charge of first-aid arrangements, calling the emergency services if necessary, this is usually the role of the Emergency First Aider. Employers must provide information about first-aid arrangements to their employees. Workplaces where there are more significant health and safety risks i.e. construction sites are more likely to need a trained Level 3 first-aider. A first-aid needs assessment will help employers decide what first aid arrangements are appropriate for their workplace.

 

In the UK it’s a requirement by law for one to sit a 1 day Emergency First Aid Training Course if they want to obtain the Level 2 Emergency First Aid qualification and to sit the 3 days First Aid At Work Training Course if they want the Level 3 First Aid at Work qualification. As mentioned above the One Day Emergency First Aid Training Course is aimed at people working in low-risk sites like offices where the likelihood of an accident occurring is low. Whereas the First Aid at Work Training Course is aimed at anyone working on premises deemed as high-risk, where the likelihood of an accident occurring is high.

 

Emergency First Aid Training Course (one day course) breakdown:

 

           - The roles and responsibilities of a first aider

           - How to assess an incident

           - How to assess an unresponsive casualty

           - How to manage a casualty who is bleeding (severe and minor)

           - How to manage a casualty who is in shock

           - Seizures, choking and fainting

           - Burns and scalds

 

First Aid at Work Training Course (three days course) breakdown:

 

            - The roles and responsibilities of a first aider

            - How to assess an incident

            - How to conduct a secondary survey

            - How to assess an unresponsive casualty

            - How to manage a casualty who is bleeding (severe and minor)

            - How to manage a casualty who is in shock

            - How to manage a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints

            - How to manage a casualty with suspected head, spinal injuries and/or chest injuries.

            - Seizures, choking and fainting

            - Asthma

            - Burns and scalds

            - Poisoning

            - Eye injury

           - Low blood sugar

            - Severe allergic reaction

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

         1. How long does the course usually take?

                  • The Emergency First Aid Training Course is a one day course and the First Aid at Work Training Course is a three days course.

 

          2. Will certificates be provided for each participant?

                   • Yes. Candidates who complete the 1 day course will obtain a Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work certificate and candidates who complete the 3 days course will obtain a Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work certificate.

 

          3. How long is the validity of the course?

                    • The Emergency First Aid Training Course is valid for 3 years and the First Aid at Work Training Course is also valid for 3 years.

 

          4. Can these courses be delivered on my site at a date of my choice if I have a group of staff members that need training?

                     • Yes, for group booking we can deliver these courses on site at a date of your choice.

 

           5. How are the first aid courses assessed?

                     • The Emergency First Aid Training Course is assessed by a written exam which usually consists of around 10-12 questions, the First Aid at Work Training Course is also assessed by a written exam, which has about 12-15 questions.

 

          6. Do you need prior experience as a first aider to sit the Emergency First Aid Training Course?

                     • No, you don’t need any prior experience to sit the Emergency First Aid Training Course. Also, you don’t need to sit the one day Emergency First Aid Training Course before sitting the 3 days First Aid at Work Training Course.

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