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. This 6 hour qualification was developed as a result of the 2009 guidance changes on assessing the needs of First Aid requirements in the workplace. It is designed for low risk environments e.g. offices, shops, libraries or if your risk assessment identifies a requirement for a first aider trained in emergency first aid at work. If however your First Aid needs assessment identifies additional hazards or risks or staff with a medical condition such 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.
Who should attend?
Any person who is to be designated as a First Aider at work following a company’s risk assessment.
Benefits to you
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
This qualification is via continual assessment by the trainer. An FAIB approved certificate, valid for 3 years, will be issued to those who meet the criteria.