Emergency First Aid At Work

Where a workplace first aid risk assessment identifies a need for an Emergency First Aider in the Workplace, this one-day qualification meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.

The learner will a attain knowledge and the practical competence required to deal with a range of workplace first aid situations.

The FAA Emergency First Aid at Work qualifications on is unit 1 of the three-day FAA First Aid at Work qualifications. From gaining this qualifications learners could progress to completing unit 2 and being awarded the FAA First Aid at Work qualification.

Entry requirements
The qualifications on is available to learners aged 14 or over but a learner is unable to act as a First Aider in the workplace un l they reach the age of 16.
Due to the practical nature of the first aid assessment there are physical demands and learners must be able to demonstrate their skills as in a real-life situation. An example of this would be to demonstrate CPR on a manikin at floor level.

It is recommended that learners should hold a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.

Qualification delivery
The qualification has 6 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 7 hours total qualification me (TQT). GLH indicates the number of classroom contact hours that the learner will undertake. TQT includes GLH but also takes into account any unsupervised learning and is an estimate of how long the average learner will take to complete the qualification.

The minimum classroom contact me of six hours can be delivered in a single day or spread over a maximum of three weeks, ensuring that each session is a minimum of two hours.

The class ratio for this qualification is a maximum of 12 learners to 1 Trainer/Assessor.

The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is strongly recommended by the Health and Safety Executive that the learner a ends annual refresher training.

The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.

On expiry of the qualification the HSE guidance states that the First Aider is no longer considered competent to act as a First Aider in the workplace. It is prudent to arrange requalification before expiry to ensure that a workplace is not left with a shortfall of qualified First Aiders.

Assessment Information
The qualification is assessed through practical demonstration and oral questioning.
Scenarios will be set to enable a learner to demonstrate their knowledge and practical skills. During the practical assessment, the learner will be asked supporting questions by the Trainer/Assessor.

The practical assessment is ongoing throughout the course but the Trainer/Assessor will make learners aware of when they are being assessed. Learners will be assessed on:

  • Primary survey and the recovery position
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the safe use of an Automated External
  • Defibrillator
  • Choking
  • Major bleeding and shock
  • Major seizures
  • Minor injuries

The learner must satisfactorily complete each scenario to successfully pass the practical assessment. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.

Trainer/Assessors may also ask a learner additional questions if felt necessary to confirm their knowledge and understanding.

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