First Aid at Work
This online First Aid at Work course provides the knowledge needed to make the right choices when first aid is required.
Duration Approx. | 45 minutes
First Aid at Work course | If more of us had the confidence to action basic first aid in a timely manner, many thousands of lives could be saved each year. For individuals, learning first aid is a personal choice. However, businesses are legally required to provide adequate, appropriate and timely first aid responses.
So, if your staff need basic first aid training, this course is for you.
Firstly, this First Aid at Work course develops the knowledge needed to recognise and respond to a wide variety of common workplace illness and injuries. Making workplaces safer for both staff and public.
Secondly, the course helps businesses comply with regulatory requirements in an effective and efficient way. The provision of a digital certificate on successful completion means you can evidence training has been completed.
First Aid Course Content
UNIT 1 | Introduction
This first unit introduces the learner to the benefits of first aid training at work. Then, it highlights the vital importance of evaluating that the environment is safe before responding. Because you cannot help a victim if you become a victim yourself.
UNIT 2 | Surveys
Next we look at surveys. Effective primary and secondary surveys are key to informing appropriate action. If the primary survey has highlighted a life-threatening condition, we outline what your response should be. For example, in the case of respiratory, bleeding or cardiac emergencies.
UNIT 3 | Common Workplace Injuries
Following the primary survey, if you are able to progress to the secondary survey, this unit details what steps should be taken. So, we cover a range of common workplace injuries. These include, fractures, sprains, burns, poisoning, electrical injuries and diabetes. In addition, we also look at unconsciousness and the recovery position.
UNIT 4 | Calling the Emergency Services
It may seem obvious but covering the very basics does help build confidence. So, in this unit we provide a reminder of best practice when calling the emergency services.
UNIT 5 | Summary
An opportunity to remind yourself of the key points within the course before taking the final short assessment.
UNIT 6 | Quiz
Next you progress to the 15 question multiple choice quiz.
What you will learn
Following successful completion of this course your staff will know;
- | What to do if you encounter an injured victim
- | How to provide effective care prior to emergency services arriving
- | Appropriate responses for heart attacks and cardiac arrest
- | How and when to put casualties in the recovery position
- | Appropriate responses to emergencies such as choking, wounds, bleeding and shock
- | Appropriate responses to burns, scolds, poisons, fractures, sprains and electrical injuries
- | Taking care of unconscious patients
Upon successful completion learners will be emailed their certificate. This requires achieving 80% or more in the final 15 question multiple-choice assessment. The assessment can be retaken as often as required.
Certificate includes the date, a verification code and earns the learner 5 CPD credits recognisable by many professional bodies.
- | First Aid at Work training has benefits for all employees because you never know when first aid will be required. It could prove life-saving!
- | Staff working in low-hazard environments. E.g. Offices
- | Managers and staff who are public-facing. Eg Supermarkets
- | The designated first aider in small, low risk workplaces. E.g. hairdressers, offices, shops, cafes, etc.
If your business is higher-risk, consider more in-depth first aid training.
According to a Warwick University study (2018) 1 in 5 of us will witness someone collapse who needs CPR.
Manchester University (2016) show 59% of deaths can be been avoided if first aid is given before emergency services arrive.
But, 95% UK citizens (British Red Cross 2018) lack the confidence to provide first aid. Which leads to unnecessary deaths, injuries and disabilities. While also putting extra strain on emergency services.
So, this course helps by giving staff more confidence if a life-threatening situation occurs.
First-Aid Regulations 1981 apply to all workplaces. Including those with less than five employees. And the self-employed. They require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel.
To ensure you’re legally compliant you should undertake a first aid needs assessment.
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. Who for example, will call the emergency services and update the first aid kit. As your organisation grows you must train more staff for arrangements to stay ‘adequate’.
Do you employ staff who are regularly in contact with the public? Then consider providing those employees with a fundamental understanding of emergency first aid at work.
- CPD-accredited – 5 credits
- Final assessment to evidence learning
- Emailed certificate (£5 for posted version)
- Assignment help
- Completion reports
- 12 months access
- Zero Carbon product
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