First Aid At Work (FAAW) 18 hours, Level 3, 3 Days

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Our tutors use different types of CPR training mannequins from: light to dark Resusci Annie, small portable CPR Prompts, these are great for young kids to Bariatric mannequins which are ideal for any working in the bariatric care sector.

The first day of FAAW covers the same syllabus as EFAW.  The second and third day the candidate should have successfully demonstrated competence in all of the subject areas for EFAW.

The student will be taught to:

  • Understand the role of the first aider
  • Assess the situation in order to act safely and promptly in an emergency
  • Place an unconscious breathing casualty into the recovery position
  •  Give Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation to a casualty who has stopped breathing
  • Administer First Aid to a casualty with injuries to bonesone light and dark training mannequins
  • muscles and joints
  • including suspected spinal injuries
  • chest injuries
  •  Burns and Scalds
  • Eye Injuries
  • Sudden Poisoning
  • Administer First Aid to a casualty with Anaphylactic Shock
  • Identify and give first aid to a casualty suffering from choking
  • Recognise the presence of major illness (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthama, diabetes) and provide appropriate first aid.
  • Prevent cross infection
  • Record incidents and actions
  • Contents of First Aid Box

You can use the Qualsafe accredited first aid courses for work purposes, depending on the industry. If you work with children you will need a Paediatric First Aid at Work course whereas if you teach martial arts you will need a three day First Aid at Work qualification.

There is no formal test at the end of the course.  It has been replaced with continuous assessment and a multiple choice question and answers.

First Aid at Work (FAAW) can be used for vocational pursuits and valid for work.

Everyone should attend an annual first aid refresher course to keep their skills up to speed and up to date.

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Visit Health and Safety at Work website for further guidance


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