Sometimes referred to as FAW, this 18 hour, three-day course is designed for workplaces that fall into a higher risk category e.g. engineering, manufacturing, warehousing, construction or that involves the use of chemicals. The FAW also provides comprehensive training for those who are required to be the designated First Aider within their workplace. The aim of this course is to train candidates to manage an accident scene in the workplace, effectively communicate and delegate until the Emergency services arrive. The course will teach the skills needed to deal with a casualty who is unconscious, not breathing, injured (as a result of an accident at work) and/or suffering from a medical condition. The course also includes what to do after an accident or incident at work, reporting procedures, disposal of clinical waste and ensuring that your first aid kit complies with the standards set by the HSE.
|RQF||Yes (Ofqual Regulated)|
|Certificate Validity||3 years (Annual refresher training recommended)|
|Duration||3 days (2 days for re-qualification)|
|Assessment||The course Instructor is responsible for determining whether delegates pass or fail based on practical and oral assessment throughout the course, i.e. by observation and oral questioning, as well as the completion of a multiple-choice question paper at the end of the course. The Instructor will only award a pass if they believe that delegates have displayed the requisite understanding and competencies at the end of each session throughout the course and successfully completed the question paper.|