First aid regulation changes

The changes to first aid regulations that came in place on 1 October 2013 removde the requirement for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to approve first aid training providers.

The removal of HSE approval process gives businesses greater flexibility to choose their own training providers and first aid training that is right for their workplace, based on their needs assessment and their individual business needs.

The workplace first aid regulations in Northern Ireland are different to those in England, Wales and Scotland.

Hogg's Fitness & First Aid are here to make sure you have the correct level of training to cover your first aid needs, our highly trained team will provide you with all the advice and training that you need.

QA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) (1day)

This 1 day QA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) qualification is designed for individuals who wish to act as an emergency first aider in their workplace. Upon successful completion of this qualification, candidates will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give safe, prompt and effective first aid in emergency situations.

What’s more, as a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured that they have fulfilled their legal responsibilities for providing quality first aid training, without having to undertake any lengthy due diligence checks introduced in the recent HSE changes.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for people who want to receive training in emergency first aid and is especially suited for nominated first aiders in smaller, low risk working environments. Please note this covers the basic level of cover for your first aid needs.

Is your workplace prepared

Did you know that an estimated 629,000 workers in Britain had an accident at work in 2013/14?

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training. However, having the correct first aid provision in the workplace is not just a legal requirement, it is incredibly important for the safety of all members of staff!

Course duration

One day

Assessment

Written assessment and continuous observation by the trainer.

Certification

Successful candidates will receive a Qualsafe certificate which is valid for three years.

We cover mainly West Essex, which includes Epping, Loughton, Chigwell, Romford, Brentwood and Chelmsford.


Whats covered?

  • The roles and responsibilities of an emergency first aider
  • Assessing an incident
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty
  • CPR
  • Recovery Position
  • Choking
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Minor injuries - cuts, grazes and bruises - minor burns and scalds
  
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