It is a requirement of the Health & Safety law that employers provide a safe and healthy environment to work in. If your assessment of first aid needs highlights the need for qualified first aiders, then this level 3 qualification will provide you with suitable, highly trained personnel.
This comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. In addition, this course will include any protocol changes that may have arisen since their last training course.
This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
A range of subjects are covered in:
Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
Fractures and spinal injuries
Control of bleeding
Assessment of the situation
Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
Sprains and strains
This qualification lasts for 3 years. However, it is recommended that during the 3-year period, the participants attend annual refresher courses.
Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment on each day. A three year Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work will be issued to the participant, subject to successful assessment. No external assessors are required.
A maximum of 12 participants are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. A participant cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the participant is suitable for that role. The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.