First Aid at Work (FAW)
QNUK Level 3 Award in First aid at Work (RQF).
This 3-day course is particularly suited for those working in high risk environments such as light engineering, food processing, dangerous machinery & heavy plant construction, large organisations or workers in remote locations.
If you work in a low risk environment with less than 50 employees or a high risk environment with less than 5 employees the Emergency First Aid at Work certificate may be more appropriate to your needs. This meets the minimum HSE requirements for first aid training in the work place and is suitable for a range of work environments from retail & offices to shops, warehousing & light construction.
If you hold a current First Aid at Work certificate and require a Requalification course please go to our First Aid at Work Requalification page »
Comprehensive first aid training that covers the essential skills required to assess & treat a casualty who is bleeding, unconscious or stopped breathing. This also includes the range of first aid skills needed in the work environment to stabilise a casualty and ‘hold the fort’ until paramedic help arrives.
- Assessing vital signs
Brain Activity, Breathing & Circulation
- Approaching and assessing a casualty
The A.B.C.+ D.E. of first aid
- Treating immediately life threatening conditions
Heart attack, stroke, bleeding, shock, burns, scalds & choking
- Basic Life Support
Performing CPR for adults / children & use of face masks
- Taking action to prevent further deterioration
Ensuring a safe airway, stabilising, bandaging & immobilising
- Recognising & treating serious injuries
Broken bones, strains & sprains
- Dealing with major trauma injuries
Head, neck, spine & chest
- Recognising and preventing injuries from heat and cold
Burns, scalds, heat illness & hypothermia
- Recognising & treating common illnesses
Asthma, epilepsy, anaphylaxis, diabetes & angina
- Providing extended casualty care in the field
Low-tech equipment, moving, monitoring & evacuation
- Managing other workplace injuries
Poisoning, foreign bodies & eye injuries
- Current regulations
FAW legislation, record keeping & reporting (RIDDOR)
- Environmental hazards
Knowledge of specific hazards in the work environment
- Appropriate emergency kit for the workplace
- Managing an incident
Multiple casualties & basic triage
This course is certificated by the Qualifications Network and is valid for three years.