First Aid courses across Cumbria and the Lake District
Suitable for: Freelancers and small and medium businesses with employees working in a higher risk working environment, such as light engineering, warehouses, food processing, dangerous machinery, heavy plant construction, etc. May also be appropriate for organisations with staff with a known disability or medical condition. There is a greater likelihood of serious injury or illness, and emergency medical help is likely to arrive reasonably quickly.
In the standard 18 hour First Aid at Work course, the core training covers the essential skills needed to preserve life, prevent worsening and promote recovery after injury or illness in the higher risk work environment, until medical help arrives.
Our courses are active and hands-on! Expect to be an active participant, assessing other candidates as if you were a first aider and in turn acting as a casualty for other candidates. Learners should be physically able to participate, although reasonable adjustments are possible as appropriate.
We practically assess your progress throughout this course, helping you achieve the best possible standards as a first aider. Our FAW course also has an exam at the end
On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:
Understand the role of the first-aider, including reference to:
The importance of preventing cross infection;
The need for recording incidents and actions - record keeping and accident reporting;
Use of available first aid equipment;
Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency - safe and systematic approach to first aid using A>B>C system;
Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure);
Recognising and treating medical emergencies: heart attack, angina, strokes;
Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use an automated external defibrillator (AED);
Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;
Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding - stabilising and bandaging;
Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;
Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters);
Administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries;
Administer first aid to a casualty with chest injuries;
Administer first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds;
Administer first aid to a casualty with eye injuries;
Administer first aid to a casualty suffering from sudden poisoning;
Administer first aid to a casualty suffering from anaphylactic shock;
Recognise the presence of major illness (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes) and provide appropriate first aid.
Once you have completed a 3 day FAW course your certificate lasts 3 years, you can re-new this anytime in the last 3 months by completing a 2 day FAW re-qualification course. We offer this service as an addition to our open 2 day outdoor courses, or as a work based course.
We offer the option to do a dual award 16hr outdoor course and FAW. This course is a 3 day course (20hrs) or a 2 day re-qualification (16hrs including 12hrs requal plus 4hrs outdoor specific scenarios).
First Aid courses across South Cumbria and the Lake District.