It is the responsibility of every business owner to ensure that they have trained first aiders at their workplace. Provided by Community Education Skills 4 Life, the first aid at work training course is ideal for employees who want to become a qualified first aider. Based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, we offer this course to businesses who want their staff to learn about first aid as well as any individuals who wish to improve their first aid skills.
On 1st October 2009, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) implemented new rules for employers on first aid at work. Now, if you have more than one employee working at a location, the HSE requires you to undertake a first aid needs assessment. This assessment will help you determine the number and type of first aiders required to provide adequate first aid cover for your place of work.
One of the changes implemented by the HSE on the 1st October 2009 was to reduce the first aid at work training course from a four-day course to a three-day course. The comprehensive first aid at work course is for people intending to act as a first aider at work. It is designed to provide first aiders with the skills necessary to provide effective life support, diagnose and treat injuries or illness, and maintain care and the casualty’s comfort. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on dealing with life-threatening situations and keeping the casualty alive until professional help arrives.
Where appropriate, aspects of the course will be related to real-life situations. This makes the training more applicable to your first aiders and also helps them gain vital life-saving knowledge and skills. As a result, they will be able to deal confidently and competently with a wide range of situations that could arise both in and outside of your workplace.