The two day First Aid at Work Refresher course is designed for those who currently hold a three day First Aid at Work qualification and are interested in remaining a first aider.
The First Aid at Work Refresher Course recounts the topics required by first aiders in high risk workplace environments. Therefore, providing an understanding of managing illness and injury and the correct procedures for resuscitation.
Note: A candidate must possess a valid three day first aid qualification to enrol on this course.
Over two days, candidates will refresh their learning of a variety of techniques. These include performing CPR, assessing an incident scene and treating major illness and injury. The full course content is:
- The roles and responsibilities of the first aider
- Contents of the first aid kit
- Accident reporting
- Scene, primary and secondary surveys (assessing the incident)
- The recovery position
- Dealing with unresponsive casualties
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- Abdominal Thrusts
- Treatment of wounds
- Fractures and dislocations
- Chest injuries
- Attending to major illness including strokes and diabetes
Assessment and Certification
Candidates are assessed during each practical activity. At the end of the course candidates will complete a multiple choice question paper. Each candidate must successfully complete both elements to pass the course.
Each successful candidate will receive certificates accredited through Highfield Qualifications. Furthermore, the First Aid at Work requalification is valid for another 3 years.
Who needs the First Aid at Work Refresher training course?
The refresher course is applicable to those who have a valid three day First Aid at Work qualification and wish to continue practicing.
Your company first aid requirements should be visible from your risk assessments. These will outline the type & number of first aiders required in your organisation. Should you require any assistance get in touch or view the HSE’s recommendations.
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First aid for schools
We can organise training around school holidays and training days. If it suits you better we can also offer weekend or evening courses.
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