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First Aid at Work (FAW)

Course Designed For:

  • People requiring knowledge of first aid and acting as a first aider in the workplace.

  • Where an assessment of first aid requires a first aider

Aim of the Course:

  • The first aid qualification aims to create a level of competence in first aid skills for the workplace.


  • Be 16 years of age or older.

Validity of Award:

  • This qualification is valid for three years and must be revalidated on a 2 day refresher course.

Course Information:

  • The ability to act safely, promptly and effectively when an emergency arises in the workplace

  • The ability to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation promptly and effectively

  • Administering first aid safely, promptly and effectively to a casualty who is unconscious, wounded or bleeding, burned or scalded, suffering from bone injury, muscle injury, joint injury, eye injury, poisoned or overcome by gas/fumes

  • Transporting a casualty to safety as required by the circumstances of the workplace

  • The recognition of minor illnesses and taking appropriate action

  • Maintaining records and providing written information to a doctor or hospital if required

  • Understanding the importance of personal hygiene in first aid procedures

  • Understanding the legal framework for first aid provision at work

  • Demonstrating the use of first aid equipment provided in the workplace

Mandatory Units:

  • Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (A/504/4517)

  • Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the workplace (f/504/4518)

Assessment Criteria:

  • Continual Assessment by the tutor

  • Demonstrate the ability to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation on an adult manikin

  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out first aid for an unconscious casualty

  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out first aid for a workplace emergency situation

  • Complete 2 worksheets during the course

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