First Aid Training Courses

First Aid Matters in Scotland, offers the following First Aid Training courses. Each of our training courses, whether its HSE First Aid At Work 1984 or a re-validation course, are designed to be  interactive with participants taking part in the course, building on confidence and reinforcing knowledge learned.

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Emergency First Aid at WorkHSE First Aid at Work 1981Re-validationAdvanced Life Support

Emergency First Aid at Work

Duration 6 hours
Time
Max. number of participants 12
Pre-Requisite None

Description

The course aims to teach participants basic aspects of dealing with emergencies, with an emphasis on those occurring in the workplace. Handling ‘Life Threatening’ situations are covered as well as recognising and responding to some of the more common ailments that may be encountered in the workplace. Giving essential lifesaving skills to deal with an incident until professional help arrives.

Course Aims

To demonstrate the essential basic life support skills. We encourage participants to take an active role in the practical acquisition of these skills. We believe this approach helps participants build their confidence, gain practical experience and further their knowledge to be able to deal with an incident.

Objectives

On completion of the course the participants will be able to:

  • Prioritise injuries and conditions
  • Deal with the unconscious casualty
  • Perform effective CPR
  • Control bleeding and shock
  • Gain awareness of incident management

Qualification

On completion of the course, participants will receive an ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ Certificate which is valid for 3 years.

Suitability

The course is ideal for people who do not require a fully certificated First Aid qualification but who feel that a basic knowledge in the subject would be useful in their role. It would also benefit large companies or organisations who wish all their employees to have first aid knowledge. Smaller workforces, such as shops and offices.

HSE First Aid At Work 1981

Duration Min. 3 days
Time 18 hours contact time
Max. number of participants 12
Pre-Requisite Participants must be prepared to participate with all aspects of the course.

Description

Designed to meet the HSE Regulations of First Aid at Work. This course covers all aspects of that may occur in the workplace.

Course Aims

The course aims to train employees up to the standard required by the Health & Safety Executive for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Objectives

The participants will be able to successfully achieve the criteria required for:

  • Verbal examination
  • Practical examination

Qualification

On completion of the course, participants will be assessed in practical and theory aspects of First Aid to the HSE approved standard. Successful completion of the assessment will result in the award of a ‘First Aid at Work’ Certificate. This will be valid for a period of three years and should be renewed by attendance on a two day re-validation course before the expiry of the certificate. Attendance on a three day First Aid at Work course will be necessary if validity has elapsed.

Suitability

This comprehensive course is suitable for companies that require their staff to be fully First Aid trained to fulfil the requirements of the Health & Safety Executive Regulations.

 

Re-validation Course

Duration 2 days
Time 12 hours
Max. number of participants 12
Pre-Requisite All participants must have an up to date HSE certificate that is still valid on the last day of the course.

Course Aims

Successfully achieve the criteria required for assessment.

Objectives

To inform participants of recently introduced developments and practices to refresh skills previously gained.

Qualification

On completion of the course, participants will be assessed in practical and theory aspects of First Aid to the HSE approved standard. Successful completion of the assessment will result in the award of a ‘First Aid at Work’ certificate. This will be valid for a period of three years and should be renewed by attendance on a two day re-validation course before the expiry of the certificate. Attendance on a three day First Aid at Work course will be necessary if validity has elapsed.

Suitability

A 2 day course for those who need to re-validate their First Aid at Work certificate before its expiry date.

Advanced Life Support

Duration 3 days
Time 21 hours
Max. number of participants 8
Pre-Requisite Participants must hold a three day HSE First Aid Certificate and be proficient with up to date procedures.

Description

This course is designed for participants who require an in depth knowledge of advanced life support techniques and to further enhance existing skills to a higher level to include oxygen therapy, total body immobilising and identifying / examination of symptoms.

Course Aims

Participants will be familiar with using and setting up specialised equipment safely and correctly.

Objectives

The participants will be able to

  • Set up specialised equipment correctly
  • Examination and identification of injuries & illnesses
  • The importance of personal hygiene
  • Use vital signs charts
  • Deal with cardiovascular / respiratory diseases
  • Environmental injuries

Assessment

Will be by observation of practical skills and written assessment

Qualification

On completion of the course, participants will receive an ‘Advance Life Support’ Certificate which is valid for 3 years.