In line with the Health & Safety First Aid at Work Regulations 1981, there is a requirement for employers to complete a First Aid needs assessment to ensure that they identify the need for an appropriately trained First Aider to be available at all times. Through this process it has been highlighted that there are several additional skills and knowledge areas required for occasional on-site work. This 7.5 hour qualification is proposed as a result of the 2009 guidance changes on assessing the needs of First Aid requirements in the workplace. It has been designed for predominately low risk with specific additional skills.
It will however not deal with medical conditions such as as diabetes, asthma, allergies or a heart condition, the HSE recommend that you consider completing a 3 day First Aid at Work course. This First Aid at Work initial qualification course covers a wider range of subjects.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
This qualification is via continual assessment by the trainer. An HSE approved, FAIB accredited, certificate, valid for 3 years, will be issued to those who meet the criteria.
Any person who is to be designated as a First Aider at work following a company’s risk assessment.