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© 2018 by Mark Slater. Northampton

First Aid Courses

open courses

Wednesday 1st May 2019

09:00 - 15:30

Emergency First Aid at Work,

Northampton High School,

Northampton NN4 6UU

Contact: markslatertraining@outlook.com

Saturday 4th May 2019

07:00 - 15:00

CPC Emergency First Aid at Work,

Burlington House, Northampton.  NN1 4EU

Contact: help@lgvtrainers.co.uk

To book on any course, use the Contact page to say which course you would like to book onto.

Which Course is right for you?

Basic Life Suport (BLS)

A 3 hour training programme designed to give candidates a basic knowledge of emergency first aid techniques and resuscitation skills

The Basic Life Support (BLS) programme meets the Learning Outcomes of the UK Resuscitation Council for CPR and introduces additional life saving skills.  It is an excellent syllabus to teach members of the public and community who would benefit from knowing basic life saving skills.

During a short, concise programme that focuses on immediate priorities and effective, simple care that can be performed until professional medical assistance arrives.

WorkSafe Basic Life Support training meets with the minimum training recommendations an 'Appointed Person' in the workplace as detailed in the HSE Approved Code of Practice L74.

The WorkSafe Basic Life Support programme content includes:

  • Importance of self-protection and use of barriers

  • Chain of Survival

  • Primary Survey

  • Unconscious Casualties and Recovery Position

  • Adult CPR

  • Dealing with Choking

  • Basic Bleeding Control (optional)

Successful candidates will be awarded a qualification in Basic Life Support, valid for 3 years and certificated by Worksafe Training Systems.

Course Duration: 3 hours

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

The qualification will equip the first aider with skills to be able to confidently undertake emergency first aid if someone becomes ill or injured at work and consists of 6 hours of instructor led tuition with the emphasis on practical application of first aid skills.
The content covers the basic essentials required to provide emergency care to a patient. Candidates will receive training in a range of first aid skills including:
  • The ability to act safely and effectively when an accident or emergency occurs.
  • The treatment and priorities of care for an unconscious patient.
  • The recognition and treatment of a person in seizure.
  • The recognition of cardiac arrest and delivery of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • The ability to recognise and safely treat a patient who is choking.
  • The ability to safely and promptly treat a patient who is bleeding.
  • The keeping of simple records following an accident at work.
Successful candidates will be awarded a qualification in Emergency First Aid at Work qualification, valid for 3 years and certificated by WorkSafe Training Systems.
Please Note: The HSE recommend that all workplace first aiders receive annual refresher training in first aid techniques whilst holding this qualification.

First Aid at Work (FAW)

The WorkSafe First Aid at Work programme meets the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive for first aiders working in medium and high risk environments

The qualification will equip the first aider with skills to be able to confidently undertake emergency first aid if someone becomes ill or injured at work and provide effective care for a wide range of common workplace injuries and illnesses.  First Aid at Work training consists of 18 hours of instructor led tuition, delivered over a minimum of 3 days, with emphasis throughout on practical application of first aid skills.

The course is delivered in accordance with the Approved Code of Practice L74 for qualifying First Aid personnel in the workplace.

Candidates will receive training in a wide range of first aid skills including:

  • The ability to act safely and effectively when an accident or emergency occurs

  • The treatment and priorities of care for an unconscious patient

  • The recognition of cardiac arrest and delivery of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

  • The ability to safely and promptly treat a patient who is bleeding

  • The ability to recognise and treat a patient in shock

  • The keeping of simple records following an accident at work

  • Students will also learn to provide care for patients who have:

    • suffered a burn or scald

    • injured bones, muscles or joints

    • been poisoned by ingestion or inhalation of a substance or gas

    • suffered an injury to the eye

    • signs & symptoms of a major illness e.g. heart attack

Assessment – This course has a formal assessment process which includes a written assessment of the learners first aid knowledge as well as practical assessment of the learners ability to perform safely and effectively in a range of first aid situations.

By choosing this training programme you or your students will receive:

  • A comprehensive student resource pack for each delegate containing a market leading first aid reference manual for use during the class and as post course reference

  • Professional training delivered by quality assured instructors and a maximum class size of 12 per instructor

  • Active learning strategies with opportunity for practice in small, relaxed groups monitored by the instructor

  • Fully interactive presentation materials that use a graphical approach to learning

  • The opportunity to complete a course evaluation and register online with the WorkSafe website to access special offers and first aid related updates

Successful candidates will be awarded a qualification in First Aid at Work , valid for 3 years and certificated by WorkSafe Training Systems.

Please Note: The HSE recommend that all workplace first aiders receive annual refresher training in first aid techniques whilst holding this qualification.
Due to the nature of the providing workplace first aid at this level the selection of suitable workplace first aid candidates will depend upon a number of factors. These include:

  • Reliability, disposition and communication skills

  • Aptitude & ability to absorb new knowledge & learn new skills

  • Ability to deal with an emergency situations in a calm and controlled manner

  • Normal duties: These should be such that the first aider may be able to leave their normal duties immediately to provide emergency care to an ill or injured worker

Course Duration: 3 Days (minimum 18 contact hours).  Dates do not have to be consecutive.