FIRST AID AT WORK – LEVEL 3

The Welding Academy specialises in the provision of highly effective Health & Safety training for individuals and organisations. Dealing with hazardous substances, maintaining a safe working environment and following best practices are just some of the training programmes we deliver throughout the UK.

Duration: 3 days

The First Aid at Work qualification supports candidates to become first aiders in the workplace. The content of the qualification meets the HSE requirements for training emergency first-aiders in organisations that have identified the need for appropriately trained staff.

Course modules include:

  • The roles and responsibilities of the first aider
  • How to assess an incident and recognise the signs and symptoms of injury and illness
  • First aid skills
  • The use of CPR and AED
  • Assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury, chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis

In line with guidance provided by the HSE, the qualification supports workplace first aiders for a period of 3 years, after which learners will be required to retake the course. In addition to this, it is recommended that candidates refresh their knowledge annually.

Assessment: The qualification is assessed by the following two methods:

  1. Practical observation. The practical assessment is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills
  2. Written/oral questioning. Learners must provide a short response to set questions within a learner pack, which underpins knowledge of first aid

Duration: 1 day

The Emergency First Aid at Work qualification supports candidates to become emergency firstaiders in the workplace. The content of the qualification meets the HSE requirements for training emergency first-aiders in organisations that have identified the need for appropriately trained staff.

Course modules include:

  • The roles and responsibilities of the first aider
  • How to assess an incident and recognise the signs and symptoms of injury and illness
  • First aid skills
  • The use of CPR and AED
  • Providing first aid to a casualty who is chocking
  • Dealing with external bleeding and hypovolaemic shock

In line with guidance provided by the HSE, the qualification supports workplace first aiders for a period of 3 years, after which learners will be required to retake the course. In addition to this, it is recommended that candidates refresh their knowledge annually.

Assessment: The qualification is assessed by the following two methods:

  1. Practical observation. The practical assessment is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills
  2. Written/oral questioning. Learners must provide a short response to set questions within a learner pack, which underpins knowledge of first aid

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