Did you know that an estimated 621,000 workers in Britain sustained an injury at work in 2015/16?
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training. However, having the correct first aid provision in the workplace is not just a legal requirement, it is incredibly important for the safety of all members of staff!
The QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)
qualification is specifically designed for individuals who wish to act as a first aider in their workplace. Successful candidates will learn how to manage a range of injuries and illnesses that could occur at work and will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give emergency first aid. What’s more, as a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured that they have fulfilled their legal responsibilities for providing quality first aid training, without having to undertake any lengthy due diligence checks introduced in the recent HSE changes.
The role and responsibilities of a first aider
Assessing an incident
Managing an unresponsive casualty
CPR and AED use
Head and spinal injuries
Wounds and bleeding
Sprains, strains and dislocations
Burns and scalds
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For 25 years RP Training has been assisting companies and organisations ensuring they have qualified Lifeguard and First Aiders in the work place. This has been accomplished by training courses which are informative and appropriate to the specific needs of each company or organisation.
As stated by law, it is the responsibility of all employers to ensure appropriate training, facilities and the provision of first aid. This provision should take into consideration all employees, contractors and facility users.