First Aid at Work

This is a QA level 3 award in First Aid at Work. It is based on the HSE training standards for the delivery of first aid at work. The certificate is valid for 3 years. Annual refresher courses are recommended by HSE.

The course is designed for people who have a specific responsibility at work or who are involved in voluntary community activities. It enables people to deal with a range of first aid situations.

The course is a minimum of 18 hours, of both practical and theoretical learning. An individual's knowledge and skills are appraised using a combination of practical and multiple choice assessments.

Subjects include:

  • Resuscitation
  • Unconsciousness
  • Airway and breathing problems
  • Circulation problems
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Poisons, burns and scalds
  • Injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Effects of heat and cold
  • Health and safety


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