The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to ensure their employees receive immendiate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate fiest aid training. However, having the correct first aid provision in the workplace is not just a legal requirment, it is incredibly important for the safety of all members of staff!
The QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is specifically designed for individuals who wish to act as a first aider in their workplace. Successful candidates will learn how to manage a range of injuries and illnesses that could occur at work and will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give emergency first aid.
The role and responsibilities of a first aider
Assessing an incident
Managing an unresponsive casualty
CPR and defibrillation
Head and spinal injuries
Wounds and bleeding
Sprains, strains and dislocations
Burns and scalds
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