First aid at work requalification

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for anyone aged 16+ who wants to refresh and update the skills they previously learned on the first aid at work course, in order to renew their certificate and continue to act as a workplace first aider.

It gives learners the skills and confidence to respond to a range of accidents and first aid emergencies they could encounter in the workplace.

Due to Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) requirements, some aspects of this course will differ for Northern Ireland learners (as explained below).

Length

2 days

Time

09:00-17:00

Course content includes:

Our first aid at work requalification course covers the content specified in the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

It gives learners the skills to help someone who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing
  • is unresponsive and not breathing (including the use of an automated external defibrillator/AED)
  • is choking
  • is bleeding
  • is suffering from shock
  • is burnt
  • feels faint
  • has been poisoned
  • has a head injury
  • has hypothermia or heat exhaustion
  • is having a medical emergency:
    • seizure
    • heart attack*
    • angina attack
    • stroke
    • asthma attack
    • severe allergic reaction
    • diabetic emergency
  • has an injury to a bone, muscle or joint (including spinal injuries).

The course also includes information on:

  • dealing with an emergency:
    • assessing a casualty
    • monitoring a casualty
    • where to get help
    • electrical incidents
  • accident recording and reporting
  • control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH).

Each learner receives a training pack including a host of resources to help them practice the skills covered. The pack includes a course companion workbook, first aid manual, bandages and more.

* The use of aspirin for a heart attack is not covered in Northern Ireland.

Qualification

The HSE requires at least 12 training contact hours for this course. Learners must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment, which is done by continuous observation and questioning during the course.

Northern Ireland learners must also pass a practical final assessment.

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a first aid at work certificate which is valid for three years.

For best practice, we support the HSE recommendation to complete an annual first aid skills update.

Pre-requisites

Learners must have previously attended a three day first aid at work course.

Northern Ireland learners must provide a valid first aid at work or first aid at work requalification certificate from an HSENI approved training provider. You may renew your certificate up to 90 days before its expiry date and the remaining time period will be added to your new certificate. You also have a 28 day grace period after your certificate expires to complete your requalification course.

Our courses offer a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the first aid skills to use in a real life situation.

Learners must be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course.

Notes

For more information on this course please contact us.

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