Three-Day Level 3 Award First Aid at Work Course (FAW)
QCF Level 3 Award
DESCRIPTION - It is a requirement of the Health & Safety law that employers should provide a safe and healthy environment for their employees. If the assessment of First Aid needs highlights the need for qualified First Aiders, then this course will provide you with suitable, highly trained personnel. This comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of First Aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with an emergency situation with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
DURATION - A minimum of 18 hours (excluding breaks,) spread over at least 3 days. Ideally, the course should be run over 3 consecutive days, but to accommodate your specific needs the course can be split over several weeks.
Our Venue: £180 (Per person)
Your Venue: £840 (Up to 6 Delegates), £1395 (6-12 Delegates)
SYLLABUS -All training is undertaken on adult, child and baby manikins. Plus training on the use of an AED, (Automated External Defibrillator) is included as standard. However to obtain a certificate in AED an extra 1hour a day training must be completed i.e. making the course 9-5pm (7 contact hours a day.)
If your organisation has a specific area of training that is not included in our syllabus, or you require a more in-depth session, then we can accommodate you by providing additional training in that particular subject.
A range of subjects are covered including:-
Legalities, Responsibilities & Reporting Assessment of the Situation Basic Hygiene in First Aid Dealing with an Unresponsive Casualty Resuscitation Heart attack
Shock (including Anaphylaxis) Chest Injuries Choking & Asthma Fractures and Spinal Injuries Control of Bleeding/Bandaging Head Injuries
CERTIFICATION - Subject to assessment, all participants will be issued with a First Aid at Work certificate (and wallet card) approved by the Health and Safety Executive and valid for three years. This can be re-newed by attending a suitable Two-Day Re-Qualification course.
(A first aider can attend a re-qualification course up to three months before the expiry of their current certificate and must have completed a re-qualification course within 28 days of the expiry date of their certificate. However the new certificate will be dated three years from the expiry date of the previous FAW certificate, in both cases.)
The HSE strongly recommends that all First Aiders attend an annual refresher programme of minimum three hours duration.
NUMBERS - A maximum of 12 candidates can be accommodated on this course and each participant must be at least 14 years old. However a First Aider can only be officially recognised in the workplace at the age of 16 and then it is the employers responsibility to ensure that the candidate is suitable for that role.
ASSESSMENT - All candidates will be assessed by independent assessors on their ability to act safely, promptly and effectively for a casualty who is unresponsive, requires CPR and who is wounded and bleeding (This is a practical test).
A 12 question, multiple choice paper is also included in the assessment procedure.
LOCATION/ SIZE - We are able to deliver this course on your premises, as long as the area/room is suitable for the course and number of candidates. (If you do not have a suitable venue we can arrange one at a reasonable cost.)
To run an effective first aid course, the room ideally needs to be large enough for half the candidates to lay on the floor, with a candidate kneeling beside them, plus space for a chair for each candidate and table for teaching aids etc. The floor should be carpeted if possible and clean
MJ Training is approved with (Nuco) HSE Approved Centre No. 29/99, who are an approved centre with First Aid Awards Ltd (An Ofqual regulated awarding organisation).