This qualification,based on a one-day training programme,will enable successful candidates to act as emergency first aiders in their workplaces.
The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 place a general duty on employers to provide first-aid treatment to employees within the workplace environment. The employer has overall responsibility for the risk assessment (assessment of first-aid need) that will establish the level of first-aid cover required. If, having assessed first-aid needs, an employer decides to appoint first aiders, the first aiders must have a valid certificate of competence.
understand the roles and responsibilities of a first aider
assess an incident
manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally