First Aid Courses

Emergency First Aid at Work

Wherever they work and whatever they do, people need to be safe at work

Caring for people’s safety involves prevention as well as being prepared for emergencies such as sudden illness and accidents. This course is designed for all those who are required to administer emergency first aid in the workplace. The course complies with HSE requirements and is valid for three years.

PREREQUISITES

No previous first aid experience is necessary

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Where an employer’s assessment for First Aid needs identifies that a First Aider is not necessary, the minimum requirement is for an employer to appoint a person to take charge of the First Aid arrangements. This includes looking after the equipment and facilities and calling the emergency services when required. In the absence of First Aiders, employers must appoint a person for this purpose. Please note, it should be remembered that Appointed Persons are not First Aiders (see the First Aid at Work course).

The 1 day course is held in Cambridge and covers:

  • What is first aid?
  • First aid in the workplace
  • Responsibilities of the appointed person
  • Action at an emergency
  • Primary assessment
  • Secondary assessment
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the recovery position
  • Signs and symptoms and how to deal with them

ASSESSMENT

The formal assessment is carried out at YMCA in Cambridge during the one day course.

 

 

First Aid at Work

For anyone wanting a comprehensive introduction to First Aid

This course covers the practical skills needed by a first aider in the modern workplace and will give you the confidence and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies. First Aid coverage in the workplace is a legal requirement. This 3 day Health and Safety Executive approved course complies with the HSE (First Aid) Regulations of 1981 and is valid for three years.

PREREQUISITES

No previous first aid experience is necessary

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The 3 day course is held in Cambridge and covers:

  • What is first aid?, first aid in the workplace, responsibilities of the appointed person, action at an emergency, primary assessment, secondary assessment, breathing and circulation, principles of resuscitation, disorders of respiration
  • Disorders of circulation, wounds and bleeding, bites and stings, disorders of consciousness, foreign objects, incident management
  • Burns and scalds, bones, joint and muscle injury, poisoning, effects of heat and cold, child and baby life support
  • Casualty management, resuscitation procedures
  • Written and Practical Assessments

To enrol on either of these courses or to arrange a group or corporate booking please contact Julie on

01223 273812 or email  Julie.martin@ymcatrinity.org.uk