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The First aid At Work (FAW) Training Course also referred to as the FAW course is a 3-day course that covers a wide range of topics related to first aid. The course is designed for people aged 16+ who might need to provide first aid by responding to a wide range of accidents, injuries, and illnesses that they could encounter in their workplace.
This extensive level 3 first aid course meets the requirements specified in the Health and Safety Regulations (First Aid) 1981 and goes a step beyond the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course, qualifying you to work in high-risk workplaces.
The FAW course also covers emergency situation management, and good effective communication in the event of an incident, whether it's a victim, eyewitnesses to the problem, or expert medical personnel who respond.
Did you know? The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states that a first-aider must be appointed where there are more than five employees.
The FAW course is ideal for organisations whose needs assessment has identified a requirement for additional first aid training. This might be due to having employees with a disability or a medical condition. It is ideal for those working in high-risk environments such as construction, manufacturing, warehousing, or healthcare.
The FAW course will cover topics such as:
• how to assess an incident
• how to manage an unresponsive casualty
• how to administer CPR
• how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to carry out a risk assessment
• how to recognize and treat a variety of injuries and medical conditions, including:
• heart attacks
In addition to the topics covered in an emergency first aid at work course, this course covers treatment for a variety of injuries and medical conditions.
Full details regarding what you will learn in the 3-day First aid At Work course can be reviewed in our topics covered section below.
The main difference between Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) and First Aid at Work (FAW) is the depth of training. Emergency first aid at work is designed for low-risk workplaces, while first aid at work is designed for higher-risk workplaces. First aid at work also provides comprehensive training for those who are required to be the designated first aider within their workplace.
The First aid at Work course is 3 days long while the emergency First aid at work is only 1 day.
The content of each course also differs, with the First Aid At Work course covering a wider range of topics such as dealing with an unconscious casualty, heart attacks and strokes, and spinal injuries. The emergency first aid at work course covers basic life support, choking, burns and bleeds.
If you're looking for a more extensive course or work in high-risk environments then take a look at our 3-day first aid at work course. If your looking to become a first aid trainer or instructor then the first aid at work for instructors course is the right course for you.
Employers have a legal responsibility to carry out a first-aid needs assessment. This will help them decide how many first-aiders they need, what level of training they need, and what equipment and facilities are required.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has produced guidance on carrying out a first-aid needs assessment.
Under the current Health and Safety Executive guidelines, it is strongly recommended that first-aiders take an annual refresher course in order to keep their first aid skills up to date. The annual refresher course is a great way to stay confident and competent in your first aid skills.
Booking for a large number of people? We provide on-site and in-house first aid and health and safety training at your location, workplace, school, or community group.
• Time and cost-effective: no more transportation expenses, with discounts available for big groups.
• Bespoke training - tailored to meet your needs and your particular work environment.
• Flexible: you may choose a day, location, and time that is convenient for you.
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• Trusted First Aid Provider - Rated #1 First Aid training provider offering training that you can trust, with over 100,000+ learners trained by our highly qualified first-aid instructors
• We offer a wide range of first aid training courses to suit your needs: Including the 1-day emergency first aid at work (EFAW) course, paediatric first aid, first aid trainers course, and AED & CPR
Our 3-day First Aid at Work is perfect for most workplaces including high-risk environments such as construction sites or warehouses.
This topic will cover the roles and responsibilities of a first aider that you need to carry out in order to minimise the risk of infection to yourself and to others while providing first aid. You will also learn when the casualty's consent is required and when it can be assumed.
You will learn how to conduct a scene survey, as well as, a primary survey of a casualty, and summon appropriate assistance based on the outcome of that survey.
In this topic, you will learn when and how to deliver CPR and place a casualty in the recovery position. You will also learn how to administer first aid to a casualty who is experiencing a seizure.
You will learn how to identify when a casualty is experiencing mild or severe choking and how to deliver first aid to them.
You will learn to identify the severity of external bleeding and control it. You will also learn to recognise a casualty who is suffering from shock and administer first aid to them.
In this topic, you will learn how to administer first aid to a casualty with smalls cuts, grazes, bruises, small splinters, minor burns and scalds.
You will learn which information to ask for when gathering a casualty history and how to conduct a head to toe survey.
You will learn to recognise suspected fractures and dislocations, sprains and strains and to administer first aid (including the application of a support sling or an elevated sling) to a casualty who has sustained these injuries.
You will learn to recognise and administer first aid to a casualty who has sustained a head or spinal injury.
You will learn to recognise and administer first aid to a casualty who has a flailed chest or has sustained a penetrating chest injury.
You will learn to recognise the severity of burns and administer first aid to a casualty who has sustained burns involving dry or wet heat, electricity or chemicals.
You will learn how to administer first aid for eye injuries involving dust, chemicals and embedded objects.
You will learn to identify the routes that poison can take to enter the body, how to administer first aid to a casualty who is affected by sudden poisoning, and how to identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning.
You will learn to identify and recognise common triggers for anaphylaxis, as well as, administering first aid to a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis.