First Aid Training

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and trained personnel, to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.

What is ‘adequate and appropriate’ will depend on the circumstances in the workplace. This includes whether trained First Aiders are needed, what should be included in a First Aid box and if a First Aid room is required.

In order to produce a Risk Assessment of First Aid Needs, consideration of workplace hazards and risks, the size of the organisation and other relevant factors need to be taken into account in order to determine what First Aid equipment, facilities and trained personnel should be provided.

This course will provide detailed information about the considerations and relevant factors in order to determine the needs and requirements and to ultimately produce a Risk Assessment of First Aid Needs for the business.

Syllabus

The course is made up of theoretical and practical sessions delivered by your Instructor who will provide a detailed course programme.

A range of subjects are covered that will enable you to understand:

  • The role and responsibilities of a First Aid Appointed Person
  • The employer’s responsibilities in respect of First Aid
  • How to manage a First Aid related incident in the absence of a qualified First Aider or Emergency First Aider

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and trained personnel, to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.

What is ‘adequate and appropriate’ will depend on the circumstances in the workplace. This includes whether trained First Aiders are needed, what should be included in a First Aid box and if a First Aid room is required.

In order to produce a Risk Assessment of First Aid Needs, consideration of workplace hazards and risks, the size of the organisation and other relevant factors need to be taken into account in order to determine what First Aid equipment, facilities and trained personnel should be provided.

This course will provide detailed information about the considerations and relevant factors in order to determine the needs and requirements and to ultimately produce a Risk Assessment of First Aid Needs for the business.

Syllabus

The course is made up of theoretical and practical sessions delivered by your Instructor who will provide a detailed course programme.

A range of subjects are covered that will enable you to understand:

  • The role and responsibilities of a First Aid Appointed Person
  • The employer’s responsibilities in respect of First Aid
  • How to manage a First Aid related incident in the absence of a qualified First Aider or Emergency First Aider

Although it is not mandatory, the HSE strongly recommend that HSE qualified First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders undertake an first aid annual refresher course in order to keep their skills up-to-date and refreshed.

The qualification period for both groups of First Aiders is 3-years. It was felt that this period was too long without any additional training.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Responsibilities 
  • Primary Assessment
  • Recovery Position
  • Resuscitation
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Communication skills
  • Top-to-toe survey
  • Action for vomit
  • Chain of Survival
  • Bandaging and Hygiene

It is a requirement of the Health & Safety law that employers provide a safe and healthy environment to work in. If your assessment of first aid needs highlights the need for qualified first aiders, then this level 3 qualification will provide you with suitable, highly trained personnel.

This comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. In addition, this course will include any protocol changes that may have arisen since their last training course.

This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered in:

  • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
  • Heart attacks
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Eye injuries
  • Fractures and spinal injuries
  • Choking Control of bleeding
  • Chest injuries Assessment of the situation
  • Diabetes
  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
  • Asthma
  • Head injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stroke
  • Burns
  • Epilepsy
  • Resuscitation
  • Bandaging

It is a requirement of the Health & Safety law that employers provide a safe and healthy environment to work in. If your assessment of first aid needs highlights the need for qualified first aiders, then this level 6 qualification will provide you with suitable, highly trained personnel.

This comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. In addition, this course will include any protocol changes that may have arisen since their last training course.

This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered in:

  • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
  • Heart attacks
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Eye injuries
  • Fractures and spinal injuries
  • Choking Control of bleeding
  • Chest injuries Assessment of the situation
  • Diabetes
  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
  • Asthma
  • Head injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stroke
  • Burns
  • Epilepsy
  • Resuscitation
  • Bandaging

This 2-day First Aid at Work course is designed for those who currently hold a First Aid at Work qualification and are due to expire.

Please consider the following rules for attendance:

  • A First Aider can renew their First Aid at Work qualification by attending a 2-day requalification course without question, if it’s within 1 month past the expiry date
  • If the First Aider has lapsed by more than 1 month, but no longer than 3 months, then the First Aider can requalify by attending a 2-day course providing ‘Special considerations’ have been applied

Special considerations are:

  • A signed letter from the employer to the provider of the training stating the reasons why in their opinion, the First Aider is suitably experienced to attend a 2-day course and does not require a full 3-day FAW course

OR …

  • A decision is made by the provider of the training after discussions with the employer, or the First Aider, and deciding that their previous experience is sufficient to attend a 2-day course
  • If the First Aider has lapsed beyond 3 months then they must attend a full 3-day First Aid at Work course

The important thing to remember is that as soon as the certificate expires, the First Aider is no longer considered competent to act as a First Aider in the workplace which may well leave the employer with a shortfall of First Aiders. Therefore, it would be prudent to arrange their First Aid at Work Requalification before they expire.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
  • Heart attacks
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Eye injuries
  • Fractures and spinal injuries
  • Choking
  • Control of bleeding
  • Chest injuries
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Diabetes
  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
  • Asthma
  • Head injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stroke
  • Burns
  • Epilepsy
  • Resuscitation
  • Bandaging

This 2-day First Aid at Work course is designed for those who currently hold a First Aid at Work qualification and are due to expire.

Please consider the following rules for attendance:

  • A First Aider can renew their First Aid at Work qualification by attending a 2-day requalification course without question, if it’s within 1 month past the expiry date
  • If the First Aider has lapsed by more than 1 month, but no longer than 3 months, then the First Aider can requalify by attending a 2-day course providing ‘Special considerations’ have been applied

Special considerations are:

  • A signed letter from the employer to the provider of the training stating the reasons why in their opinion, the First Aider is suitably experienced to attend a 2-day course and does not require a full 3-day FAW course

OR …

  • A decision is made by the provider of the training after discussions with the employer, or the First Aider, and deciding that their previous experience is sufficient to attend a 2-day course
  • If the First Aider has lapsed beyond 3 months then they must attend a full 3-day First Aid at Work course

The important thing to remember is that as soon as the certificate expires, the First Aider is no longer considered competent to act as a First Aider in the workplace which may well leave the employer with a shortfall of First Aiders. Therefore, it would be prudent to arrange their First Aid at Work Requalification before they expire.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
  • Heart attacks
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Eye injuries
  • Fractures and spinal injuries
  • Choking
  • Control of bleeding
  • Chest injuries
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Diabetes
  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
  • Asthma
  • Head injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stroke
  • Burns
  • Epilepsy
  • Resuscitation
  • Bandaging

Where an organisation’s risk assessment of First Aid needs identifies that there is a requirement for Emergency First Aid at Work practitioners, then this national Award in Emergency First Aid at Work satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid – the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Basic hygiene in First Aid
  • Burns
  • Epilepsy
  • Resuscitation
  • Anatomy
  • Minor injuries
  • Bleeding control
  • Choking
  • Shock

Where an organisation’s risk assessment of First Aid needs identifies that there is a requirement for Emergency First Aid at Work practitioners, then this national Award in Emergency First Aid at Work satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid – the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Basic hygiene in First Aid
  • Burns
  • Epilepsy
  • Resuscitation
  • Anatomy
  • Minor injuries
  • Bleeding control
  • Choking
  • Shock

An Anaphylactic shock, or anaphylaxis, is a life-threatening, serious allergic reaction to an allergen such as food substances or insect stings. If it is not treated appropriately, it may cause death. This training is for qualified First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders to enable them to recognise and treat anaphylaxis safely and effectively.

When administering a medication, it is important to recognise and differentiate between allergic reactions and the potentially life-threatening anaphylactic reactions immediately. It is also essential to determine whether the individual has had an allergic or anaphylactic response to the medication in the past or prior to administration.

This course is suitable for all First Aiders and healthcare professionals, as well as those in a high risk environment where such medication is available.

Syllabus

The course is made up of practical and theoretical sessions delivered by your Instructor who will provide a detailed course programme.

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe anaphylaxis
  • Identify triggers for anaphylaxis

Describe life threatening problems associated with the:

  • Airway
  • Breathing
  • Circulation
  • Disability (Neurological status)
  • Exposure (Skin and mucosal changes)
  • Explain the need for an early call for help

Explain the treatment for anaphylaxis:

  • Non re-breather mask
  • Removal of trigger
  • Auto-injector
  • Identify key features of adrenaline-auto injectors
  • Conduct an initial assessment using the ABCDE approach
  • Demonstrate a recovery position
  • Demonstrate resuscitation for adult and/or child
  • Recognise the need to use an auto-injector
  • Prepare medication for administration during anaphylaxis treatment
  • Demonstrate the safe use of an adrenaline auto-injector using a training device
  • Safely dispose of sharps according to agreed ways of working
  • Handover the casualty to a medical professional

An Anaphylactic shock, or anaphylaxis, is a life-threatening, serious allergic reaction to an allergen such as food substances or insect stings. If it is not treated appropriately, it may cause death. This training is for qualified First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders to enable them to recognise and treat anaphylaxis safely and effectively.

When administering a medication, it is important to recognise and differentiate between allergic reactions and the potentially life-threatening anaphylactic reactions immediately. It is also essential to determine whether the individual has had an allergic or anaphylactic response to the medication in the past or prior to administration.

This course is suitable for all First Aiders and healthcare professionals, as well as those in a high risk environment where such medication is available.

Syllabus

The course is made up of practical and theoretical sessions delivered by your Instructor who will provide a detailed course programme.

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe anaphylaxis
  • Identify triggers for anaphylaxis

Describe life threatening problems associated with the:

  • Airway
  • Breathing
  • Circulation
  • Disability (Neurological status)
  • Exposure (Skin and mucosal changes)
  • Explain the need for an early call for help

Explain the treatment for anaphylaxis:

  • Non re-breather mask
  • Removal of trigger
  • Auto-injector
  • Identify key features of adrenaline-auto injectors
  • Conduct an initial assessment using the ABCDE approach
  • Demonstrate a recovery position
  • Demonstrate resuscitation for adult and/or child
  • Recognise the need to use an auto-injector
  • Prepare medication for administration during anaphylaxis treatment
  • Demonstrate the safe use of an adrenaline auto-injector using a training device
  • Safely dispose of sharps according to agreed ways of working
  • Handover the casualty to a medical professional

This training enables users to administer oxygen safely and effectively, for casualties with breathing difficulties. Delegates will learn how and when to administer oxygen to a casualty and the safety concerns with carrying, storing and administering it.

This course is suitable for qualified First Aiders, Emergency First Aiders, dental practitioners and dental care professionals, nurses, healthcare professionals and others working in an environment where oxygen is available for casualty welfare.

Syllabus

The course is made up of practical and theoretical sessions delivered by your Instructor who will provide a detailed course programme.

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain benefits of oxygen therapy
  • Identify indications for the use of oxygen
  • Explain contraindications prohibiting use of oxygen
  • Explain dangers of using compressed gas

Outline health and safety rules for the:

  • Use
  • Storage
  • Handling of oxygen
  • Carry out operational checks in preparation for use of oxygen therapy equipment
  • Identify when oxygen therapy is required

Administer oxygen using the required flow rate for the following oxygen delivery devices:

  • Non re-breather mask
  • Bag, valve and mask
  • Minor injuries
  • Administer oxygen to a patient in line with agreed ways of working

This training enables users to administer oxygen safely and effectively, for casualties with breathing difficulties. Delegates will learn how and when to administer oxygen to a casualty and the safety concerns with carrying, storing and administering it.

This course is suitable for qualified First Aiders, Emergency First Aiders, dental practitioners and dental care professionals, nurses, healthcare professionals and others working in an environment where oxygen is available for casualty welfare.

Syllabus

The course is made up of practical and theoretical sessions delivered by your Instructor who will provide a detailed course programme.

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain benefits of oxygen therapy
  • Identify indications for the use of oxygen
  • Explain contraindications prohibiting use of oxygen
  • Explain dangers of using compressed gas

Outline health and safety rules for the:

  • Use
  • Storage
  • Handling of oxygen
  • Carry out operational checks in preparation for use of oxygen therapy equipment
  • Identify when oxygen therapy is required

Administer oxygen using the required flow rate for the following oxygen delivery devices:

  • Non re-breather mask
  • Bag, valve and mask
  • Minor injuries
  • Administer oxygen to a patient in line with agreed ways of working

Heart and circulatory disease claims around 200,000 lives each year. Many could have been saved if a defibrillator was made available.

Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) are now becoming more common throughout a range of public and work places.

A casualty’s survival rate will dramatically increase if an AED is available and if you have appropriately qualified personnel to use it.

This very practical course will enable you to use the AED competently and with confidence.

Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED, but it also includes vital training in basic life support including resuscitation.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Resuscitation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Resuscitation
  • Defibrillation procedures
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Infection control
  • AED functions
  • Safety measures

Heart and circulatory disease claims around 200,000 lives each year. Many could have been saved if a defibrillator was made available.

Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) are now becoming more common throughout a range of public and work places.

A casualty’s survival rate will dramatically increase if an AED is available and if you have appropriately qualified personnel to use it.

This very practical course will enable you to use the AED competently and with confidence.

Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED, but it also includes vital training in basic life support including resuscitation.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Resuscitation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Resuscitation
  • Defibrillation procedures
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Infection control
  • AED functions
  • Safety measures

Heart and circulatory disease claims around 200,000 lives each year. Many could have been saved if a defibrillator was made available.

Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) are now becoming more common throughout a range of public and work places. A casualty’s survival rate will dramatically increase if an AED is available and if you have appropriately qualified personnel to use it.

This very practical course will enable your learners to use the AED competently and with confidence.

Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED but it also includes vital training in resuscitation and choking procedures.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Resuscitation
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Defibrillation procedures
  • Choking
  • AED safety and Functions
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Paediatric defibrillation
  • Resuscitation
  • Heart attacks
  • Infection control

Heart and circulatory disease claims around 200,000 lives each year. Many could have been saved if a defibrillator was made available.

Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) are now becoming more common throughout a range of public and work places. A casualty’s survival rate will dramatically increase if an AED is available and if you have appropriately qualified personnel to use it.

This very practical course will enable your learners to use the AED competently and with confidence.

Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED but it also includes vital training in resuscitation and choking procedures.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Resuscitation
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Defibrillation procedures
  • Choking
  • AED safety and Functions
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Paediatric defibrillation
  • Resuscitation
  • Heart attacks
  • Infection control

This Level 3 qualification is made up of two units including First Aid Essentials. It is specifically designed for those who are involved in any form of activity, including sports, leisure and recreation.

Not only is Basic Life Support included, but many other First Aid conditions are also covered, making the full qualification very comprehensive.

Unit 1, (or day 1) of this qualification contains and covers the learning outcomes of the level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work, so those who wish to gain the level 3 award in EFAW are able to sit day 1 of this qualification.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Resuscitation
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Basic hygiene in First Aid
  • Fractures
  • Drowning injuries
  • Electrical injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Heat and cold
  • Burns and shock
  • Heart attack
  • Resuscitation
  • Minor injuries
  • Bleeding Control
  • Head injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Angina
  • Choking
  • Seizures
  • Asthma

This Level 6 qualification is made up of two units including First Aid Essentials. It is specifically designed for those who are involved in any form of activity, including sports, leisure and recreation.

Not only is Basic Life Support included, but many other First Aid conditions are also covered, making the full qualification very comprehensive.

Unit 1, (or day 1) of this qualification contains and covers the learning outcomes of the level 6 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work, so those who wish to gain the level 6 award in EFAW are able to sit day 1 of this qualification.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Resuscitation
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Basic hygiene in First Aid
  • Fractures
  • Drowning injuries
  • Electrical injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Heat and cold
  • Burns and shock
  • Heart attack
  • Resuscitation
  • Minor injuries
  • Bleeding Control
  • Head injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Angina
  • Choking
  • Seizures
  • Asthma

The Basic Life Support course is ideal for those looking to gain basic first aid knowledge and skills.

The aim of the course is to enable all students to deal with an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally, and how to deal with an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Arriving at the scene
  • Secondary assessment
  • Primary survey
  • Resuscitation

This one-day Emergency Paediatric First Aid course has been designed for those who have an interest in child and infant basic life support.

If you have a professional interest, i.e. you are a child-minder or school teacher, etc, then this course partly fulfils the requirements of Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation Stage require you to have 12 hours of paediatric first aid training, so the 2-Day Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid would be required to fulfil their requirements. This 6 hour qualification also makes up the first half of the 12-hour course.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Resuscitation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Minor injuries
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Epilepsy Wounds and bleeding
  • Anaphylaxia and Shock

This one-day Emergency Paediatric First Aid course has been designed for those who have an interest in child and infant basic life support.

If you have a professional interest, i.e. you are a child-minder or school teacher, etc, then this course partly fulfils the requirements of Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation Stage require you to have 12 hours of paediatric first aid training, so the 2-Day Level 6 Award in Paediatric First Aid would be required to fulfil their requirements. This 6 hour qualification also makes up the first half of the 12-hour course.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Resuscitation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Minor injuries
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Epilepsy Wounds and bleeding
  • Anaphylaxia and Shock

This course has been developed for those who are working with children and infants. It will be of particular interest to teachers, child minders, crèche assistants, playgroup personnel and anyone else who has a responsibility for their welfare whilst in your care.

It is ideal for individuals who are responsible for children and infants, who wish to gain a nationally accredited Level 3 Award.

This two-day course satisfies the guidelines and criteria as laid down by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted. In order to obtain this qualification, you must attend both days and complete the two units of accreditation.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Resuscitation
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Fainting
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Choking
  • Head injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Infantile convulsions
  • Foreign bodies
  • Control of bleeding
  • Anaphylaxia
  • Eye injuries
  • Fractures
  • Heat and Cold
  • Asthma
  • Sickle cell anaemia
  • Meningitis
  • Burns
  • Shock

This course has been developed for those who are working with children and infants. It will be of particular interest to teachers, child minders, crèche assistants, playgroup personnel and anyone else who has a responsibility for their welfare whilst in your care.

It is ideal for individuals who are responsible for children and infants, who wish to gain a nationally accredited Level 6 Award.

This two-day course satisfies the guidelines and criteria as laid down by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted. In order to obtain this qualification, you must attend both days and complete the two units of accreditation.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Resuscitation
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Fainting
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Choking
  • Head injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Infantile convulsions
  • Foreign bodies
  • Control of bleeding
  • Anaphylaxia
  • Eye injuries
  • Fractures
  • Heat and Cold
  • Asthma
  • Sickle cell anaemia
  • Meningitis
  • Burns
  • Shock

This is a very basic introduction to First Aid and Defibrillation aimed at children between the ages of 8 and 11, but it can suit children of any age. The course is kept at a basic level with no use of confusing terminologies.

The course will show complete respect for the child’s ability, make it educational and practical, and instil the importance of helping someone who is poorly or injured.

This flexible course is aimed at:

  • Primary schools
  • Sports clubs
  • Organisations such as cubs and brownies

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • What is First Aid?
  • Defibrillation
  • First Aid kits
  • Recovery position
  • Choking Resuscitation (CPR)
  • DR ABC
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Asthma Shock
  • Safety
  • Communication and contacting the emergency services

Intu Veritas are training the next generation of first aiders. Working with local authorities and primary schools we can and are making a difference.

Contact us now to discuss how we can help partner you in your training journey.