First Aid at Work Refresher Course overview

First Aid at Work Training is an essential course for first aiders in the workplace. It acts as a refresher for their practical first aid training, or as an introduction to first aid for anyone about to take a practical course. You never know when an accident might happen at work and having the knowledge necessary to deal with them effectively is crucial.

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who have previously completed a first aid at work course and need to renew their first aid at work qualification for another three years. This will enable them to continue to act as a first aider for their workplace.

In addition to the topics covered on an emergency first aid at work course, this course covers treatment for a variety of injuries and medical conditions.

It gives learners the skills and confidence to help someone who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing
  • is unresponsive and not breathing, including how to use of an automated external defibrillator
  • (AED)
  • is choking
  • is feeling faint
  • has been poisoned
  • has a head injury
  • has hypothermia or heat exhaustion
  • has an injury to a bone, muscle or joint (including spinal injuries).

Learners will also be able to help a casualty who is having a:

  • seizure
  • heart attack including the administration of aspirin
  • angina attack
  • stroke
  • asthma attack
  • severe allergic reaction
  • diabetic emergency.

The course also includes information on:

  • assessing a casualty
  • monitoring a casualty
  • where to get help
  • electrical incidents
  • accident recording and reporting
  • the control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH).

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