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. To ensure this, your organisation should carry out an assessment of first-aid needs appropriate to the workplace.
The minimum requirement for the EFAW or FAW training can depend on the size and nature of the workplace, which is why it is so important for employers to carry out an assessment.
EFAW training courses are designed for low-risk environments and will cover topics such as how to assess an incident, managing an unresponsive casualty and CPR, as well as other life saving first aid techniques.
FAW training courses are designed for higher risk environments, such as construction sites, and will include all the elements of the EFAW course, plus additional topics such as the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
Employers are required to provide First Aid equipment and personnel where necessary in the workplace. They must make sure that there is always a trained first-aider nearby in case of an emergency. Employers must also provide suitable facilities and rest areas for first aiders when dealing with casualties, as well as secure storage for emergency equipment such as bandages and defibrillators. Employers must also provide appropriate information and training to staff on how to use First Aid equipment. This training should be regularly updated to ensure everyone is familiar with the latest techniques and procedures.
Having a First Aid kit is an essential part of any emergency preparedness plan. In the event of an injury, illness, or accident, having a readily available supply of medical supplies can help minimise the severity and duration of the issue. This can be especially useful in remote locations where immediate access to medical care may not be available or during natural disasters or other emergencies. A First Aid kit can also help provide comfort and reassurance to those in need, as it can provide the necessary items needed to treat a medical issue without having to search for them elsewhere.
The Emergency First Aid course is delivered by qualified instructors who are certified in the use of basic first aid. These instructors have a wide range of experience in providing first aid to people of all ages and backgrounds. The course is designed to teach the basics of emergency first aid, such as how to assess a medical situation and respond appropriately. The course also covers more specific topics such as how to use the AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and how to recognise the symptoms of various medical conditions. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the techniques needed to respond in an emergency situation, as well as the ability to provide basic first aid. The course is usually completed in one day with a combination of theory and practical scenarios.
Our first aid certification is suitable anyone, whether you’re a business needing first aid training or work in a hospital as a doctor or a nurse or you’re a member of the public who wants basic first aid training. Training is available on-site at your venue or at our public venue for individuals. Our trainers receive regular feedback and reviews to make sure they stay ahead of the curve delivering excellent training.
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