First Aid at Work (FAW) - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This qualification is ideal for those already working, or preparing to work, within industry who wish to become a first aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

This qualification is approved for delivery to the age ranges 16 – 18 and 19+. HABC have measures in place for delegates with special needs. Please see the Reasonable Adjustments Policy, Annex 17 of the HABC Core Manual.

This qualification lasts for a period of three years, after which point learners will need to re-sit the course.

In this course you will cover-

  • Relevant legislation
  • CPR
  • Work place policies
  • Bleeding
  • Emergency procedures for shock children
  • Shock
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Choking, conscious casualty
  • Recovery position
  • Burns/scalds
  • Illness and injury assessment
  • The roles and responsibilities of the first aider
  • Assessing an incident
  • Recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness

Assessment Methods

The qualification is assessed via on-going oral questioning and practical demonstration. This qualification consists of two mandatory units, which learners must complete successfully in order to achieve the qualification:

  • Written/oral questioning
  • Accident report form to be completed as part of assessment

Progression Options

  • HABC Level 2 Award in First Aid Response
  • HABC Level 2 Award in Paediatric Emergency First Aid (QCF)
  • HABC Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)
  • HABC Level 2 Award in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF)

Course Summary

Course Title First Aid at Work (FAW)
Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this qualification. It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

Please note: Sessions can only run with a minimum of four delegates

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