First Aid Courses

Cpvering courses from Emergency Aid to Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

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Emergency First Aid at Work

Overview

The Emergency First Aid at Work course covers the following:

  • The role of the first aider
  • Contents of first aid kits (including avoiding cross-infection)
  • Communicating with a casualty
  • Recording of incidents and accidents
  • Assessing the situation in order to act safely and effectively in an emergency
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who:
    • is unconscious (including seizures)
    • requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
    • is choking, wounded or bleeding
    • is in shock
    • has minor conditions such as minor cuts, grazes and bruises, burns, scalds and small splinters

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First aid at work

Overview

The First Aid at Work course covers the following:

  • The role of the first aider
  • Contents of first aid kits (including avoiding cross-infection)
  • Recording of incidents and accidents
  • Assessing the situation in an emergency
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who:-
    • is unconscious (including seizures) – requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
    • is choking
    • is wounded or bleeding
    • is in shock
    • has minor conditions including minor cuts, grazes, bruises, burns, scalds and small splinters.
    • has injuries to bones, muscles and/or joints including suspected spinal injury.
    • has sudden poisoning – has burns and scalds
    • has eye injuries
    • goes into anaphylactic shock (including the use of auto-injectors (Epipen)

      Certification

      FAW Certificate that is valid for 3 years.

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First aid at work- Refresher

Overview

The First Aid at Work Re-qualification course covers the following:

  • The role of the first aider
  • Contents of first aid kits (including avoiding cross-infection)
  • Recording of incidents and accidents
  • Assessing the situation in an emergency
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who:
    • is unconscious (including seizures)
    • requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is choking
    • is wounded or bleeding 
    • is in shock
    • has minor conditions including minor cuts, grazes, bruises, burns, scalds and small splinters.
    • has injuries to bones, muscles and/or joints including suspected spinal injury.
    • has sudden poisoning has eye injuries 
    • goes into anaphylactic shock (including the use of auto-injectors (Epipen)) 
  • Recognising the presence of major illness (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma and diabetes) and providing appropriate first aid (including the use of aspirin).

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First Aid Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

  • Overview

    The First Aid Automated External Defibrillators course covers the following:

    • Recap of personal safety
    • Assessing the incident and the patient
    • DRABC check and sending for help
    • Defibrillation (recognition of heart rhythms)
    • CPR and how to use AED on a casualty
    • Guidelines for using a defibrillator
    • Recording information
    • Handing over to the emergency services

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Mental Health First Aid

  • Overview

    Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

    Due to some of the sensitive subjects of the course students should be aware of that some people can find certain parts of the course difficult, although our instructors help everyone to feel safe and comfortable.

    The MHFA standard course is split in four manageable parts. These are:

    1. Depression and what is mental health.
    2. Suicide and substance misuse.
    3. Anxiety disorders, self-harm, eating disorders and personality disorders.
    4. Psychosis and building a healthy community for all. 

    Mental Health First Aiders are trained to:

    • Spot the early signs and symptoms of mental ill health
    • Start a supportive conversation with a colleague who may be experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress
    • Listen to the person non-judgementally
    • Assess the risk of suicide or self-harm
    • Encourage the person to access appropriate professional support or self-help strategies. This might include encouraging access to internal support systems such as EAPs or in-house counselling services
    • Escalate to the appropriate emergency services, if necessary
    • Maintain confidentiality as appropriate
    • Complete critical incident documents as and when necessary
    • Protect themselves while performing their role

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Mental Health First Aid Awareness – Half Day

  • Overview

    The course provides an introduction to the management of stress and the promotion of health and wellbeing within the workplace. Exploring how mental health issues impacts individuals over their lifetime, the wider implications for their family and society, and how the media influence perceptions of mental health.

    Session 1 – What is mental health, stigma and discrimination

    Session 2 – The assessment of stress and organisational responsibilities in managing stress and depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, psychosis and suicide

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