What is the First Aid at Work Course (FAW)?
FAW courses provide a comprehensive introduction to First Aid at Work. Through a variety of theoretical input and practical demonstrations, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and practice first aid procedures that can be adapted to any work situation.
This FAW course, accredited by HABC, is legally compliant with the current Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
What is the Legal Requirement for FAW Training?
The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, requires employers to make sure they provide adequate and appropriate first aid equipment, facilities, trained first-aiders to ensure their employees receive instant attention if they are injured or become ill at work. The Regulations apply to all workplaces, including those with less than five employees and to the self-employed.
To determine the number of trained first aiders needed, employers are required to carry out an assessment of their own first-aid needs. The HSE provides an excellent guide, which will help you determine the training you need.
What Will I Learn on the First Aid at Work Course?
- Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
- Assessing incidents
- Manage and administer first aid to an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
- Manage and administer first aid to an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
- Administer first aid for a range of conditions
- Manage and administer first aid to a casualty with a minor injury
- Manage and administer first aid to a casualty for a range of major illnesses
- Manage and administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock
- Manage and administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
- Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
Who Should Go on a FAW Course?
This course is ideal for nominated workplace first aiders, or anyone wanting a comprehensive introduction to first aid. The course equips you to become a first-aider that can apply first aid to a range of specific injuries.
An alternative course is the Emergency First Aid at Work, which enables a first-aider to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill at work
By the end of this course delegates will be able to:
- Treat Accidents and Illnesses
- Use a First Aid Kit
- Keep First Aid Records
- Understand the treatment of:
- An unconscious casualty
- Heart attacks
- Burns and scalds
- Severe allergic reaction
- Eye injuries
- Low blood sugar
How is the First Aid at Work Course Assessed?
The assessment comprises of a written examination plus a practical assessment of CPR, recovery position and treatment of a bleed. After completing a final assessment, successful candidates will receive a Highfield approved certificate that is valid for three years. An annual refresher course is highly recommended.
Do I Need to Complete a First Aid Refresher Course?
To help keep your basic first aid skills up to date, it is strongly recommended by the HSE that you undertake annual refresher training