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First Aid at Work, FAW, 3 day course


It is a requirement of the Health & Safety law that employers provide a safe and healthy environment to work in. If your assessment of first aid needs highlights the need for qualified first aiders, then this level 3 qualification (level 6 in Scotland) will provide you with suitable, highly trained personnel.


This comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. In addition, this course will include any protocol changes that may have arisen since their last training course.

This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.


A minimum of 18 hours spread over at least three days. Ideally, the course would be run over three consecutive days, but there is an opportunity for some flexibility, (one day a week for example), providing the training is completed within ten weeks.


A range of subjects are covered including:-

· Legalities, responsibilities and reporting

· Resuscitation & use of AED

· Assessment of the situation

· Dealing with an unresponsive casualty

· Bandaging

· Shock (including Anaphylaxis)

· Fractures and spinal injuries

· Heart attacks

· ChokingControl of bleeding, including catastrophic bleeds

· Head injuries

· Eye injuries

· Poisoning

· Chest injuries

· Sprains and strains

· Burns

· Asthma

· Diabetes

· Epilepsy

· Stroke


Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor during the 3 days, along with a written assessment at the end of the course. A three year Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (Level 6 in Scotland) will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. No external assessment is required. In addition, the HSE strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours.


A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. 

A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and it is then the  employers' responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.

The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.


I can deliver this course on your site, subject to a pre-course assessment of your premises, reducing your costs in respect of additional time out, travelling and venue hire.

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