First Aid at Work Course Details
Looking to get trained in first aid? Taking the next step in becoming a certified first aider can be overwhelming, especially when getting the right training.
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The First Aid Training, also known as FAW, is an extensive level 3 training course which is part of obtaining the First Aid at Work Certificate.
The course prepares you to provide treatment and handle emergency situations where an individual falls ill or injures themselves.
Help make a difference ⚡️
Security professionals who are qualified in first aid make a huge difference to the health and wellbeing of any casualty. If an incident occurs, your knowledge could prove vital to saving lives.
Health and safety hero ⚡️
In the UK, a staggering total of 25.9 million working days were lost due to work-related incidents during 2017 and 2018 alone. A trained, qualified first aid security professional helps to prevent workplace accidents, but also knows exactly how to take action in emergencies.
Jobs love first aiders ⚡️
Jobs are always looking for staff who are first aid trained. Being a certified first aider can increase your job prospects and help you stand out from the crowd.
✅ Follow the law
For managers and business owners, having a trained first aider on-site is a legal requirement. Getting your staff first aid trained ensures that you are complying with the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
✅ Take ownership of your career
Make your next career move a great one, with greater job flexibility and role variety by having the knowledge of being able to save lives and help make a difference.
✅ Secure your best job yet
Broaden your career prospects and improve job satisfaction by becoming a first aider.
What’s the difference between FAW and EFAW courses?
While both of these courses give security professionals life-saving knowledge, a First Aid at Work (FAW) course is more in-depth than an Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course. As such, FAW courses let you work in security in more locations.
However, an EFAW course can be completed in just one day, compared to the three days required to complete an FAW course. EFAW courses are great for when businesses need a security professional fast, at low-risk workplaces – but an FAW course prepares you to work in a huge range of industries.
Low-risk premises are places such as shops, offices and public venues, whereas high-risk premises (as covered by the training in an FAW course) include factories, warehouses, industrial sites and chemical facilities.
Security professionals with FAW qualifications are more attractive to more employers, in more industries. Because businesses are advised by the government to have at least one first aider per 50 people, your FAW qualification makes you an attractive hire to employers.
What illnesses and injuries are covered by a FAW course?
The FAW course is truly comprehensive. You’ll learn everything you need to react to a range of emergency and health conditions, including:
- Diabetic or low blood sugar attacks
- Minor bleeding
- Severe bleeding
- Unresponsive adult patients
- Choking adult patients
- Eye injuries
- Bone injuries
- Muscular injuries
- Head injuries
- Allergic reactions
- Chest pains
- Burns, stings and bites
- Asthma attacks
- Heart attacks
- Adult resuscitation and CPR
- Defibrillator use
- Emergency situation handling
The FAW course also teaches you health and safety regulations, emergency situation management and effective communication during an incident – be that with the casualty, witnesses to the incident, or professional medical personnel who arrive on the scene.
First Aid at Work Course Assessments
The First Aid at Work Training Course is assessed in 2 parts.
Continuous assessment ✍
This is where your class trainer will observe your class participation to ensure your knowledge is at the required level.
Written assessments ✍
Written assessments can vary for the FAW Course depending on your training provider. Typically, these exams are for each of the core unit areas and will be multiple choice. They can either fall at the end of the course, on the final day, or be spread out.
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