First Aid at Work (FAW) Training Course
Our FAW course in Ashford, Kent meets all Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requirements and can be undertaken at our Ashford Training Centre with new First Aid training courses starting weekly and also running over the weekends.
The first aid at work 3 day course is for you if you are seeking a role as a first aider in the workplace or if you need to refresh your existing fist aid qualification and competence.
All organisations are required to provide for first aid requirements in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) First Aid Regulations 1981 and where a need is identified through a risk assessment. The Goldcross FAW training course meets HSE specifications and provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to operate as certified First Aider’s enabling them to deliver promt and effective primary treatment to casualties and where necessary deal with an emergency situation until such times as the emergency services arrive.
The First Aid at Work Certificate (commonly known as FAW) enables individuals to deliver emergency treatment in the event of an individual injuring themselves or falling ill within the workplace or any other setting.
This FAW course is designed for workplaces that fall into a higher risk categories such as: construction, engineering, manufacturing, chemicals, warehousing, etc and for any workplace where employees may be at risk of underlying health conditions i.e. diabetes, anaphylaxis, high blood pressure, heart problems, etc.
First Aid at Work Course (HSE) Applicability
This three day (18 hour) duration FAW Training course is designed to be undertaken by any individual operating in a regulated role as a first aider in a work place setting. The qualification is however equally applicable for those individuals who provide for voluntary activities such as: charities, voluntary, children and youth organisations, etc.
First Aid at Work (FAW) Syllabus
The Goldcross EFAW training programme utilises a variety of teaching techniques to meet the needs of individuals and upon completion delegates will have a greater understanding of the requirements in delivering emergency first aid at work to the appropriate level.
The syllabus includes but is not limited to:
- Casualty Incident Management: including the need for recording and reporting
- Situational Awareness and Assessment: enabling individuals to act safely, effectively and promptly in an emergency
- Casualty Examination: including undertaking a secondary survey
- Unconcious casualties
- Adult basic life support: Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Head Injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Chest Pains: including heart attack
- Control of Bleeding
- Injuries to Bones, Muscles & Joints: including fractures and dislocations
- Strains and Sprains
- Treating shock
- Eye Injuries: including embedded objects, chemicals and dust
- Major Illness: including heart Attack, Stroke, Epileptic seizure, Asthma attack, Diabetic emergency
- Other illnesses: including siezure
- The provision of appropriate first aid for minor injuries: small cuts, bruises, minor burns and scalds, etc
FAW Course Qualification
The HSE require all delegates to complete a minimum of 18 hours training in order to achieve accredtation and delegates must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.
Assessment is achieved via continuous tutor observation and questioning throughout the course. On successful completion of the First Aid At Work (FAW) Course you will receive a certificate valid for three years from the date of completion.