This course provides foundation knowledge and practical skills for first aiders in workplaces of less than 50 or more employees and lower risk workplaces such as shops, hotels and small businesses. It provides candidates with confidence and knowledge to deal with first aid occurrences. It is compliant with Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations.
This course is suitable for anyone who is anominated First Aider. No prior first aid experience is needed. It is designed for first aiders in smaller, low-risk working environments.
Candidates should have a positive attitude, be responsible, have an aptitude to help, be able to think clearly in times of need, be willing and able to learn new skills, be physically able to deal with first aid situations and have good communication skills.
An assessment is used to determine the candidates competency. It will involve practical and oral questions and a short multiple choice paper. This qualification lasts for 3 years.
All candidates will receive a course book and a certificate on completion. The course involves scenario based role play activities so candidates should dress appropriately. Please advise in advance of any movement/bending problems so we adapt planned activities. But please be aware that candidates should be physically able to participate, as non-participation may prevent candidates from being awarded a pass.