First Aid at Work exams


On completion of the 3-day First Aid at Work course or the 2-day Refresher First Aid at Work course candidates will need to be able to pass the final assessment.

They will also have completed the course in accordance with HSE (Health and Safety Executive) guidelines.  This includes the specifications as regards course content :

Content of an FAW course

On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:

understand the role of the firstaider

including reference to: the

importance of preventing cross infection; the

need for recording incidents and actions; use

of available equipment;

assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;

administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure);

administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation;

administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;

administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;

administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;

provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries

administer first aid to a casualty with: injuries

to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries; chest

injuries; burns

and scalds; eye

injuries; sudden

poisoning; anaphylactic

shock;

recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes).

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