QNUK Level 3 Award in
Emergency First Aid at Work
Why do we need First Aid Training?
Choking is the fourth leading cause of unintentional injury death. During 2015, 5,051 people died from choking. Simple skills can save lives.
A blocked airway can kill someone in three to four minutes. To get an ambulance or first responder on scene can take on average up to 8 minutes in the UK. Providing an airway to allow someone to breath is a simple life saving procedure
There are approximately 60,000 Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests every year in the UK, based on European studies. Only 22% of people in the United Kingdom would feel confident attempting to assist a stranger in this situation. Could you help in that situation?
Learn a life saving skill today.
Who needs this course?
This is the most popular first aid qualification. The Emergency First aid at work qualification is the choice of many employers to ensure they are meeting the requirements of the Health and Safety (first aid) Regulations.
The QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) is ideal for those employers that need to meet the minimum requirement of first aid regulations; typically those working in shops, offices and other low risk environments or higher risk workplaces with a small number of staff and visitors.
The qualification is open to those over 14 years of age, however only those over 16 can act as a sole first aider within the workplace.
This qualification is typically delivered over 1 day.
£59 + VAT per person (open course) – Delivered from Bristol or Chesterfield training centres
From £325 + VAT for group bookings up to 12 delegates
Wallet sized First Aid card
Recognised certificate valid for 3 years
Comprehensive full colour, glossy first aid at work manual
Renewal notification prior to course expiry date
Optional updates and newsletter
What does it cover?
This qualification has been developed to meet the first aid training requirements outlined by the H.S.E.
The course includes:
- What is first aid – Definition of first aid
- First aid in the workplace – Legal requirements of first aid – Numbers of first aiders required
- Responsibilities of the first aider – Roles and responsibilities of a first aider – minimising infection risks – consent to provide first aid
- Primary survey – Scene safety – Summoning assistance
- Unconscious casualty management – Recovery position – Seizure management
- Resuscitation – Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation on adults
- Choking – Different types of choking – Techniques to relieve a choking casualty
- Shock – Recognise shock – Treat a casualty in shock
- Wounds and Bleeding – Severity of bleeding – Appropriate treatment for bleeds
- Minor injuries and burns – Correct treatment for minor injuries and burns
Additional topics can be delivered on request although delivery time may need to be extended.
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What you need to know…
First Aid – What do I need to do?
The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require you to provide adequate and appropriate first-aid equipment, facilities and people so your employees can be given immediate help if there are any injured or taken ill at work.
What is ‘adequate and appropriate’ will depend on the circumstances in your workplace and you should assess what your first-aid needs are.
It is important to remember that accidents and illness can happen at anytime. Provision for first aid needs to be available at all times people are at work.
What is a first-aider?
A first-aider is someone who has done training appropriate to the level identified in the needs assessment. This may be:
- First aid at work (FAW);
Emergency first aid at work (EFAW) or
some other first-aid training appropriate to the particular circumstances of your workplace.
The findings of your first-aid needs assessment will identify whether first aiders should be trained in FAW, EFAW or some other appropriate level of training. EFAW training enables a first-aider to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill while at work. FAW training includes the same content as EFAW and also equips the first-aider to a range of specific injuries and illnesses.
What should I put in the first-aid box?
There is no mandatory list of items to put in a first-aid box. It depends on what you assess your needs to be. As a guide, where work activities involve low level hazards, a minimum stock of first-aid items would be:
a leaflet giving general guidance om first-aid (eg HSE leaflet Basic advice on first-aid at work);
individually wrapped sterile plasters (of assorted sizes), appropriate to the type of work
sterile eye pads;
individually wrapped triangular bandages, preferably sterile;
large, individually wrapped, sterile, unmedicated wound dressings;
medium-sized, individually wrapped, sterile, unmedicated wound dressings;
This is a suggested contents list only.
The contents of any first-aid kit should reflect the outcome of your first-aid needs assessment.
It is recommended that you don’t keep tablets and medicines in the first-aid box.
Can legal action be taken against first-aiders?
It is very unlikely that nay action would be taken against a first-aider using the first-aid training they have received. HSE cannot give any specific advice on this issue as it does not fall within HSE’s statutory powers.
It is recommended that you seek legal advice, or advice from your employer’s insurance brokers on whether their policies cover first-aiders’ liability.