The Level 3 First Aid at Work Course (QCF) is the highest award accredited within the industry. All candidates receive a nationally recognised certificate, which proves that they are a knowledgeable and fully qualified first aider. This often brings new found confidence, and covers people to administer treatment within the workplace and outside.
This is the same qualification as Redcross and St Johns.
The 3 day First Aid at Work course has been designed to cover the full spectrum of skills required to treat casualties in both emergency and non-emergency situations.
Candidates will be taught various practical skills which are then practiced further and incorporated into team scenarios which replicate the real world of first aid. This leads to an individual practical assessment where your instructor will assess skills learnt via an accident/illness scenario and offer constructive feedback at its conclusion.
What you get out of it
The course meets the new requirements that have been outlined by Ofqual. These have replaced the old HSE approval scheme. It is vital that employers meet these standards within the workplace.
Candidates will receive a Level 3 certificate and identity card which are valid for a period of three years. This qualifies them to administer first aid within that period.
Who's it for?
It is recommended that low risk businesses with over 100 employees/customers should have one person certified in First Aid at Work.
Within high risk industries all first aiders should complete this course. This includes people working within:
Factories where chemicals are used
Warehouses where machinery is used
It is also the best training option for those who work in industries such as hospitality, where you will often deal with large amounts of different people.
What will I learn?
The Level 3 First Aid at Work Course is fast paced and informative in which the following topics will be covered:
Roles and responsibilities of the First Aider
Accident reporting procedures
First aid kits
Primary Survey (DRSABCD)
Assessing for injuries
CPR for adults, children and babies
Bleeds and shock management
Anaphylaxis and Epi-Pen usage
Spinal and head injuries
An Introduction to the Automated External Defibrillator (AED).