QA (Qualsafe Awards) Level 3 Award in First Aid At Work – RQF (Regulated Quality Framework) Re-qualifying.
Who should take this course?
This 2-day course is ideal for:
- People that already hold a valid First Aid Work Certificate but who wish, or are required to, update and refresh their knowledge of the First Aid at Work syllabus. The course covers the contents of the 3-day First Aid at Work course in 2 days, re-qualifying learners for the 3-day course.
- Companies/businesses that deal with higher or advanced level of hazards – for example: construction, manufacturing or chemical plants.
- Companies/businesses where a needs assessment has identified a requirement to cover a broader syllabus to cover the recognition and treatment of a wider range of conditions.
This course leads to The First Aid at Work (FAW) certificate. This qualification is based on the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) training standard for delivery of First Aid at Work (FAW) courses for the purpose of the Health & Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.
Aim of Qualification
The First Aid At Work (FAW) qualification enables learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations. On successful completion of the course learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations. They should also have a good understanding of the role of the first aider.
To attend a First Aid at Work Re-qualifying course, learners must produce a valid copy of a First Aid at Work certificate. Prior to their certificates expiring (ideally within one month of the 3-year expiry date), first-aiders will need to undertake a re-qualifying course as appropriate, to obtain another 3-year certificate. Once certificates have expired, the first aider is no longer considered to be competent to act as a workplace first aider until completion of the 3-day First Aid at Work course.
Learners should also:
- Have communication skills sufficient to allow them to address the assessment requirements of the qualification.
- Be physically able to perform the relevant actions and techniques included in the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) syllabus.
Be in attendance for the entire course duration to be eligible for evaluation and qualify for the First Aid at Work certificate.
The First Aid At Work (FAW) course is a 2-day course which can be delivered on non-consecutive days. This is, to include a minimum of 12 hours training and assessment. The contact hours are exclusive of breaks.
Note: If the course is delivered over a period of more than 2 days, each session must be a minimum of 2 hours, over a maximum period of 6 weeks).
- The Role & Responsibilities of a first aider
- Assessing an incident
- Managing an unresponsive casualty
- Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- Recovery Position
- Heart Attack
- Head and spinal injuries
- Chest injuries
- Wounds & bleeding
- Sprains, strains and dislocations
- Minor injuries
- Burns & scalds
- Eye injuries
- Optional module on Catastrophic Bleeding (Haemostatic Dressings and Tourniquets)
Learners are required to complete both theory and practical assessments. Practical skills are assessed by continuous observation by the trainer and there is a written assessment paper to check understanding.
An A4 Qualsafe First Aid Made Easy booklet is provided.
The First Aid at Work (FAW) certificate is valid for period of 3 years. However, under the current Resuscitation Council guidelines, it is strongly recommended that first aid staff still attend a half-day update every 12 months. Please contact us for details.