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1-Day Emergency First Aid at Work award (EFAW level 2 award) London
Fri 21 April 2017, 09:00 – 17:30 BST
This practical course will provide you with extensive first aid skills so you can identify and manage incidents appropriately, whether the casualty is conscious or unconscious. The course is designed to be beneficial to all employees, fulfilling recommendations underlined by the HSE, that all workplaces have a designated first aider.
This one day first aid award will provide you with all of the knowledge and practical skills you will need to administer safely and competently first aid to a casualty in the workplace.
This first aid award is externally validated by Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC).The qualification is valid for 3 years.
Who is the course for?
- Any member of the general public
- Anyone wishing to undertake for the first time, or renew their First Aid Qualification.
- This course is suitable for any anyone wishing to gain an understanding of First Aid and gain a fully recognised award.
- Healthcare practitoners who wish to be able to provide first aid in the workplace, for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, or their Professional Association / Regulator.
- Participants are required to be 16 years of age prior to undertaking the course.
- All attendees who pass the first aid training will be provided with the correct certification that allows them in law to perform first aid in the workplace.
What will I learn?
As an active participant on the course you will partake in incident management, dealing with shock, dealing with an unconscious casualty, CPR, the recovery position, choking, bleeding and treating minor Injuries.
Topics covered within the course are regarded by the Health & Safety Executive as being important in maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective treatment of injuries and ill health in the workplace. On the course you will cover;
- The Law with regards to you and first aid
- Paperwork needed to provide first aid in your workplace / clinic
- Emergency 1st aid in the workplace
- The roles and responsibilities of the first aider
- First aid kit contents for your workplace / clinic
- Action in an emergency
- How to assess an incident.
- How to manage an unresponsive casualty breathing normally
- How to manage an unresponsive casualty not breathing normally
- How to recognise and assist a choking casualty
- How to manage a casualty with external bleeding
- Be able to manage a casualty in shock
- Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury
How many hours CPD?
- This first aid award is 8 hours training.
- Most professional associations do not consider it as valid CPD, rather a professional prerequisite to practice.
Is the course assessed?
- This qualification is assessed throughout the day by the tutor, with practical observations, written and oral questioning, and the completion of an accident form.
- You will need to bring some form of photo ID so that we can verify who you are, (this is a regulation of HABC, we do not take a copy, we just need to verify it’s you).
- You will need to bring a pen or pencil, we will be providing everything else; full colour course notes an full colour EFAW book, all of the training equipment etc.
- It is best if you wear loose comfortable clothing as there are many practical aspects to the course, such as the recovery position, where you will be on the floor with your working partner.
The qualification is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of successful completion of the course, in order for you to re-qualify, you must undertake and pass the same one day EFAW course in 3 years time.
This Emergency First Aid at Work award (EFAW) has been accredited by the regulators of England, Wales and Northern Ireland (Ofqual, Welsh Government and CCEA) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
It is supported by Skills for Health, the Sector Skills Council for Health (QCF) Changes to first aid regulations that came into force from the 1st of October 2013, and removed the requirement for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to approve first aid training providers.
The removal of the HSE approval process gives you as a practitioner and small business, greater flexibility to choose your own first aid training provider. This helps to ensure that the first aid training you get is right for your workplace, based on your own needs assessment and individual practitioner and business needs.
When you work with us to train you or your first aiders, you can be sure that you’re getting the best training to meet your legal obligations now the new regulations have been implemented.