Course content includes:
The HSE guidelines set out a syllabus for first aid at work in accordance with set criteria for selecting a training provider. The guidance cites the specific use of teaching materials such as the current edition of the first aid manual of the Voluntary Aid Societies (including the British Red Cross), who are acknowledged by the HSE guidance as standard setters for first aid practice.
By selecting the Red Cross as your training provider you can be confident that attendees receive a quality learning experience built on our extensive experience and input to the HSE requirements.
In addition to the topics covered on an emergency first aid at work course, on completion of training, successful candidates will be able to:
a) administer first aid to a casualty with:
- injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries
- chest injuries
- eye injuries
- sudden poisoning
- anaphylactic shock
b) recognise the presence of major illnesses and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes).
This course now includes a practical, hands-on automated external defibrillator (AED) awareness session using trainer AEDs, a move which has been welcomed by the Health and Safety Executive, citing that awareness training instils greater confidence in the use of AEDs.