The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to have adequate arrangements for first aid and lay down procedures for dealing with emergencies. At least one person must be appointed and trained to take charge of first aid arrangements.
Related to these are the requirements of the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995.
This course is the minimum training recommended for appointed first aiders in the workplace.
- How to recognize different injuries and major illnesses
- How to administer appropriate emergency first aid
- The latest first aid techniques to update your skills
- Assessing situations and taking appropriate action
- including informing emergency services
- Artificial ventilations and chest compressions
- Recovery position
- Clearing obstructed airways
- Controlling severe bleeding
- Recognising and treating shock
- Requirements of a first aid kit
- Reporting accidents in the workplace
- Head injuries
- Major illnesses
- Burns, scalds, poisons and fractures
- Chemical contamination