First Aid at Work
£15.00 (inc. VAT)
Duration | 60 minutes
First Aid at Work | 140,000 people die each year in the UK from incidents where first aid could have possibly saved their lives (St John’s Ambulance, 2016). Only 7% of UK adults feel confident to deliver basic first aid. 6 out of 10 said they would be willing to try but half of those said they would be worried about doing something wrong (British Red Cross survey).
The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.
COURSE OBJECTIVE | To provide crucial knowledge on how to attend to a wide range of workplace illness and injuries – particularly in the vital period before emergency services arrive. On completion of this course you will know…
| When emergency services are required
| How to provide effective care prior to emergency services arriving
| How to put casualties in the recovery position
| How to respond appropriately to emergencies such as choking, wounds, bleeding and shock
| How to respond appropriately to burns, scolds, poisons, fractures, sprains and electrical injuries
| How to care for unconscious patients
Section 1 | First Aid at Work
Provision of First Aid in the workplace
Personal safety and safety of the patient
Section 2 | Reacting to Medical Emergencies
Fractures, sprains and strains
Burns, scalds, poisons and electrical injuries
Diabetes and epilepsy
How to react to medical emergencies
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On successful completion of this First Aid at Work course candidates receive a self-print completion certificate.
| Requires 80% or more in final assessment
| Certificate emailed immediately
| Unlimited retakes
| CPD accredited – 2 credits
Why take First Aid at Work training online?
According to the British Red Cross, up to 59% of deaths from injury may have been prevented had first aid been carried out before the arrival of the emergency medical services. However the majority of UK citizens lack the confidence and skills to provide basic first aid in an emergency situation.
This leads to unnecessary deaths, injuries and disabilities, while also putting greater pressure on emergency services. The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.
These Regulations apply to all workplaces, including those with less than five employees, and to the self-employed. To be legally compliant you need to know what is ‘adequate and appropriate’ for your business. This requires a First Aid Risk Assessment. As a minimum, a low-risk workplace such as a small office of up to 25 staff should have a first aid box and a person appointed to take charge of first aid arrangements, such as calling the emergency services if necessary. As your organisation grows you must train more staff in first aid for your arrangements to remain ‘adequate’.
If you employ staff who regularly come into contact with the public, you should consider providing those employees with a fundamental understanding of emergency first aid. All your first aid arrangements must be communicated to staff so that everyone is clear on responsibilities and procedures. This course is an effective way to provide basic first aid awareness to all staff. It can boost confidence, evidence compliance and perhaps even help save a life.
General first aid training for all employees has clear benefits and could prove life-saving. This course is appropriate for candidates learning new first aid skills or refreshing their existing first aid skills. No previous qualifications are needed.
Benefits of echo3education First Aid at Work eLearning course
- Accelerated learning | 60 minutes
- RoSPA approved
- Complies with UK Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981
- CPD Accredited & RoSPA Approved
- Kept up to date with best practice
- Efficient and friendly service
- Flexible assignment and reporting options
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