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Level 3 : 2-day First Aid at Work requalification
This 2-day First Aid at Work course is designed for those holding a First Aid at Work qualification that is due to expire.
Please read the following:
If the student’s qualification is less than one month past the expiration date, then the First Aider can renew their qualification without any questions.
If the First Aider has not requalified by more than 1 month, but no longer than 3 months, then the First Aider can requalify by attending a 2-day course providing ‘Special considerations’ have been applied to allow the student to participate.
To train a First Aider, an employer must provide a letter stating why they think the First Aider should attend a 2-day course.
A signed letter from the employer to the provider of the training stating the reasons why, in their opinion, the First Aider is suitably experienced to attend a 2-day course and does not require a full 3-day FAW course.
‘If the First Aider has lapsed beyond three months, they must attend a full 3-day First Aid at Work course.’
Employers must remember that as soon as the certificate expires, the First Aider is no longer considered competent to act as a First Aider in the workplace, which may leave the employer with a shortfall of First Aiders. Therefore, it is mandatory to arrange their First Aid at Work Requalification before expiration.
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Did you know?
- ‘A blocked airway can kill someone in three to four minutes, but it can take more than eight minutes for an ambulance to arrive.’
- ‘New research shows just 5% of adults have the skills and confidence to provide first aid in emergency situations.’
- ‘59% of deaths from injuries would have been preventable had first aid been given before the emergency services arrived.’
- ‘In the UK fewer than 10% of all the people in whom a resuscitation attempt is made outside hospital survive.’
- ‘With no compressions, the 90% confidence of successful defibrillation is reached at 6 minutes and the median time limit for success is 9.5 minutes. However, with pre-shock chest compressions, the modeled data suggest a 90% success rate at 10 minutes and a 50% rate at 14 minutes.’
- ‘Nearly 45 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survived when bystander CPR was administered.’
- ‘80%/85% of cardiac arrests happen at home.’
This course will teach students the ways in which to handle potential lifesaving situations to preserve life, prevent harm and promote recovery.
A range of First Aid related subjects are covered including:
- Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
- Heart attacks
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
- Eye injuries
- Fractures and spinal injuries
- Control of bleeding
- Chest injuries
- Assessment of the situation
- Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
- Head injuries
- Sprains and strains
Successful qualification on this course is based on practical assessments conducted throughout the course and written test papers each day. A three year Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. No external assessors are required.
The instructor will carry out a written assessment and a comprehensive practical assessment each day. The results of these assessments are used to determine the level of award that the learner will receive.
A minimum of 7 students and a maximum of 12 students can attend this course. The minimum age for enrolling on this course is 14 years, and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. A student 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 student is suitable for that role. The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.