First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work
Accidents and illnesses can happen to anyone at anytime.
Whether you work in a nice air-conditioned and comfortable office, or felling trees, your health and welfare are paramount.
As employers you must comply with Health and Safety Executive regulations to protect you and your staff.
The most relevant being the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
This gives you as an employer very specific instruction to carry out a First Aid risk assessment to determine what first aiders you need and the level of training they need.
First Aid at Work is a Level 3 qualification that covers the requirements of higher risk companies.
Therefore, if staff will be working in hazardous environments or where there are large numbers of employees and should be attending a 3-day course.
For instance, kitchen staff, motor engineers, tree surgeons, industrial workers, large corporations, charities, councils and government departments.
The course is 18 hours and normally run over 3 consecutive days and includes, practical skills, oral questions and written questions.
Once qualified, their certification lasts for 3 years, they can undertake a 2-day refresher within that time.
The Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course is covered on day one of the FAW course.
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