First AidCourse

Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work

This accredited qualification is ideal for those already working or preparing to work within industry wishing to become a First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (NI) 1982. The recommended course duration is 3 days and topics covered include: the roles and responsibilities of the First Aider; assessing an incident, recognizing signs and symptoms of injury and illness, assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness, chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis. The qualification is assessed via on-going oral and/or written questioning and practical demonstration. All successful students will be issued with a HABC international First Aid at Work Certificate.

Pre-requisites

Learners are required to be 16 years of age prior to certification. It is also advised that learners have a minimum of level 1 in literacy and numeracy.

ID REQUIREMENTS valid passport (any nationality); signed photo card driving license; Other photographic ID card.

Topics

EFAW Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:

This for the first unit of the First Aid at Work qualification

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Be able to assess an incident
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  • Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  • Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding
  • Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock
  • Be able to manage a casualty with a minor in jury

Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace This forms the second part of the qualification.

  • Be able to conduct a secondary survey
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
  • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries
  • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with burns and scalds
  • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with a eye injury
  • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
  • Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis
  • Be able to provide First Aid to a casualty with suspected major illness

Benefits

This Qualification provides learners with skills and knowledge to deal with first aid situations in higher risk workplace environments or workplaces with a larger number of employees. The qualification is for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (NI) 1982. however is is also highly relevant for a wide range of first aid situations.

Assessment Method

The practical Learning Outcomes are assessed by observation.

Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for theory and underpinning knowledge.

This qualification is made up of 2 Units which are assessed separately:
Unit 1: 2 Emergency First Aid at Work also form part of this assessment.

Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace To Awarded this qualification the Learner must 100% pass of the assessments carried out by observation together with a percentage pass in the MCQ paper.

Duration: 3 days
Awarding Body: HBAC