First Aid at Work. (Level 3) (18hr)
FAIB Approved – Approval certificate number 150
This is an in-depth course, aimed at providing employees with the skills, knowledge and confidence to deal effectively with a wide range of possible First Aid situations at work.
The course can be modified to meet the First Aid Needs Assessment within specific working environments, but will cover the below core topics: –
Initial assessment. Breathing Disorders. CPR. Circulatory system/Cardiac problems. Wounds and Bleeding & Shock. Fits. Fractures. Extremity injuries. Head Injuries. The Unconscious patient. Spinal Trauma. Choking. Burns, Scalds & Acid attack. Poisons. Eye Injuries. Maintaining records. Maintaining and stocking First Aid Kits.
The course structure includes plenty of practical and practice to build confidence and competence. There are question and answer session, and space to revise areas that candidates may be unsure of. The specification for this course was revised by the HSE in 2009. Employers are currently advised to hold refresher sessions yearly to prevent skill degradation.
At the end of the course, there will be a formal assessment. If successful, each candidate will be awarded a the nationally recognised First Aid at Work certificate which is valid for 3 years. The FAIB recommends that candidate complete yearly refresher training.