First Aid Risk Assessment – Principles and Practice

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First Aid Risk Assessment – Principles and Practice Qualification Level

SCQF Level 5 Award (Scotland)

QCF Level 2 Award (England, Northern Ireland & Wales)

This course will provide detailed information about the considerations and relevant factors in order to determine the needs and requirements and to ultimately produce a First Aid Risk Assessment for the business.

The need for a First Aid Risk Assessment

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and trained personnel, to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.

What is ‘adequate and appropriate’ will depend on the circumstances in the workplace. This includes whether trained First Aiders are needed, what should be included in a First Aid box and if a First Aid room is required.

In order to produce a First Aid Risk Assessment (also called a Risk Assessment of First Aid Needs), consideration of workplace hazards and risks, the size of the organisation and other relevant factors need to be taken into account in order to determine what First Aid equipment, facilities and trained personnel should be provided.

Our following video explains more about First Aid Risk Assessments…..

Duration

This is a 6-hour classroom based course. Dependent on the learner’s experience, there may well be some pre-course or post-course reading.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered that will enable you to understand:-

  • The role and responsibilities of a First Aid appointed person
  • The employer’s responsibilities in respect of First Aid.
  • How to manage a First Aid related incident in the absence of a qualified First Aider or Emergency First Aider.

Certification

This is achieved by on-going theoretical teaching by the instructor, culminating with a written test. This is a lifetime qualification, although refresher training is always recommended.

Numbers

A maximum of 16 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to attend.

Cost

£85 per person

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