Summary

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the skills, knowledge and competence required for an individual to administer emergency first aid and to recognise and manage illness and injury in the workplace. This includes being able to assess, diagnose and treat casualties prior to the attendance of medically trained staff.

This qualification is typically achieved through a 3-day class-room based training course and for re-qualification this is reduced to 2-days.

The qualification is assessed via practical demonstration/assignment and oral questioning.

YOU WILL

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider.
  • Be able to assess an incident.
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally.
  • Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally.
  • Know how to recognize and assist a casualty who is choking.
  • Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding.
  • Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock.
  • Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury.
  • Be able to conduct a secondary survey.
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints.
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries.
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries.
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds.
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with an eye injury.
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning.
  • be able to administer first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis.
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness.