Across a range of common emergencies, this online first aid training course explains the correct steps to take. The goal is to increase confidence and help compliance with regulations.
DURATION | 45 MINUTES
Online First Aid course | If you were injured at work you would expect help but, according to a Red Cross study (2018), only one 1 in 20 UK adults feel confident to act in an emergency. Many lives could be saved if more of us knew some very simple actions to take before the emergency services arrive. For example, clearing the airways of an unconscious patient.
Learning first aid is a personal choice for individuals. However, for employers, legally duties require that anyone taken ill or injured at work receive immediate attention. This means, companies must provide appropriate first aid training for staff and have adequate facilities and supplies.
Firstly, the First Aid course develops the knowledge needed to respond appropriately to a wide variety of workplace 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.
- Steps to take when first encountering an injured victim
- 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
- Correct responses to emergencies such as choking, wounds, bleeding and shock
- Correct responses to burns, scolds, poisons, fractures, sprains and electrical injuries
- Taking care of unconscious patients
- Best practice when calling the emergency services
- RIDDOR and returning to work
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.
UNIT 3 | LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCIES
If the primary survey has highlighted a life-threatening condition (respiratory, bleeding, stokes and cardiac emergencies), we outline what your response should be. This unit details the difference between heart attacks and cardiac arrest. Then highlights best practice assuming a worst case situation where a patient has suffered cardiac arrest. This includes both CPR and using AEDs.
UNIT 4 | NON-LIFE -THREATENING EMERGENCIES
This unit covers what steps should be taken during and following a secondary survey. We cover a range of common workplace injuries, including: fractures, sprains, burns, poisoning, electrical injuries, seizures, allergic reactions and diabetes. We also look at unconsciousness and the recovery position.
UNIT 5 | CALLING THE EMERGENCY SERVICES
It may seem obvious but covering the basics helps to build confidence. So, in this unit we provide a reminder of best practice when calling the emergency services.
UNIT 6 | AFTER CARE & SUMMARY
We briefly cover RIDDOR and how to return to work following a injury. Then its an opportunity to remind yourself of the key points within the course before taking the final short assessment.
UNIT 7 | QUIZ
Next you progress to the 15 question multiple choice quiz.
At the end of the First Aid at Work course there is a 15 question, multiple-choice quiz. If learners demonstrate their understanding of course content by achieving a minimum score of 80%, we’ll email them their completion certificate. If learners score less than 80%, they can revisit any part of the course and retake the quiz until they are successful. A posted certificate is available for £6.
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!
This course is specifically designed for;
- The First Aider in low-risk environments. E.g. Offices, shops, cafes, etc
- The person appointed to manage first aid arrangements
- Anyone supporting a First Aider
- Annual refresher training for first aiders
- Managers and staff who are public-facing. Eg Supermarkets
First Aid at Work Training Includes
- CPD-accredited – 5 credits
- Self-paced, interactive content
- Final assessment to evidence learning
- Emailed certificate
- Completion reports
- 12 months access
- Zero Carbon product
What is First Aid?
First aid is the initial help given to patients suffering minor or major illness or injuries. The aims of first aid are;
- Saving life: For the most serious emergencies like cardiac arrest it is unlikely the emergency services will arrive in time to save the patient without first aid assistant.
- Prevent further harm: First aid can help the patients condition not deteriorate before medical services arrive. For example, clearing airways moving the patient away from harm, keeping them warm and dry, and applying pressure to wounds to stop any bleeding.
- Promote recovery: For example applying a bandage to a wound or running a scald under cold water.
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% of UK citizens lack the confidence to provide first aid. This leads to unnecessary deaths, injuries and disabilities, and puts extra strain on emergency services.
So, the clear simple communication with this first aid course helps to promote confidence in your staff during what can be incredibly stressful times.
Keeping calm and responding appropriately in the vital minutes prior to the arrival of the emergency services leads to more positive long term outcomes and can save lives.
Complying with First Aid Legislation
First-Aid Regulations 1981 apply to all workplaces, including those with less than five employees. Employers are require to make adequate and appropriate arrangements.
What is ‘adequate and appropriate’ will depend on the circumstances in the workplace. So, to ensure you’re legally compliant, start by undertaking a first aid needs assessment.
As a minimum, in say a small a low-risk workplace such as an office, there should be an appointed to take charge of first aid arrangements. The appointed person will have received first aid training with covers what to do in an emergency. This is a key purpose of this course and is sometimes referred to as Emergency First Aid at Work training. Usually the appointed person will maintain the first aid box and call the emergencies services.
As your organisation grows, you should go back to your first aid needs assessment and adjust provisions accordingly.
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