Unit 1 of this course is a foundational module that aims to equip users with essential knowledge and skills for acting as a first aider in various emergency situations. This unit primarily focuses on helping individuals understand their roles and responsibilities as first aid responders. It educates them on how to effectively assess an incident, taking into account the safety of both the victim and the first aider. Furthermore, it provides training in a variety of techniques to address minor injuries, ensuring that participants can offer immediate assistance for common problems such as cuts, scrapes, and burns. The unit also covers essential skills like handling choking incidents, resuscitation (CPR), dealing with external bleeding, and managing cases of shock.
Unit 2 delves deeper into the realm of first aid, concentrating on more serious injuries and life-threatening conditions. It offers comprehensive instruction on how to respond to injuries involving bones, joints, and muscles, as well as how to handle suspected head or spinal injuries with care and precision. Additionally, this unit provides guidance on managing chest injuries, burns, eye injuries, suspected poisonings, and various major illnesses. These topics are crucial for first aid providers to effectively respond to diverse emergency situations, which may involve more severe trauma or medical crises. The knowledge and skills acquired in Unit 2 build upon the fundamentals established in Unit 1, enabling individuals to offer advanced and specialized first-aid interventions when necessary.
Together, Units 1 and 2 provide a well-rounded first-aid training experience, preparing users to be confident and capable first responders in a wide range of emergency scenarios. The knowledge and practical skills gained in these units empower individuals to make a positive difference in times of crisis, potentially saving lives and reducing the severity of injuries and illnesses.
This qualification has been developed for those already working, or preparing to work, in the industry and who have been identified in the company’s first aid risk assessment as being required to provide first aid in the workplace.
Delegate Requirements – Delegates should be physically fit, in good health and should, generally, not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness. It is, however, desirable (but not mandatory) that applicants should be literate and have had driving experience as an indication of dexterity
Novice – This course is designed for the complete Novice delegate.
Experienced – Delegates must have used the equipment in a range of operations for a minimum of 3 months.
Refresher – Delegates must have already attended a course and have valid proof in the form of certification.
Experienced Worker Test (EWA) – Delegates must have used the equipment in a range of operations for a minimum of 2 years.
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