Unit Clean are now working closely with LBL Skills to deliver Ofqual nationally accredited training at your premises and at the convenience of your teams.
Our First Aid Training offer covers Basic Life Support (RQF) at Level 2 all the way up to a 3 day Level 3 First Aid at Work (RQF) programme covering all the essential skills recommended by the HSE.
Did you know a first aid at work or emergency first aid at work certificate is only valid for 3 years?
You need to complete either a re-qualification in first aid at work or redo the emergency first aid at work before your certificate expires to continue to fulfil the role of a first aider in the workplace. Although a certificate is valid for three years, studies have shown that the quality of first aid skills can deteriorate after 6 months. This is called skills fade. The HSE strongly recommends that first aiders complete an annual refresher of their first aid skills.
What is a first-aider?
A first-aider is someone who has undertaken training appropriate to the circumstances. They must hold a valid certificate of competence in either:
first aid at work
emergency first aid at work
any other level of training or qualification that is appropriate to the circumstances
Employers can use the findings of their first-aid needs assessment to decide the appropriate level to which first-aiders should be trained.
Emergency first aid at work (EFAW) training enables a first-aider to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill while at work.
First aid at work training includes the EFAW syllabus and also equips the first-aider to apply first aid to a range of specific injuries and illness.
To help keep their basic skills up to date, it is strongly recommended that first-aiders undertake annual refresher training. Once certificates have expired the first aider is no longer considered to be competent to act as a workplace first aider.
Some First Aid Course details offered by Unit Clean:
First Aid at Work Level 3:
A First Aid at Work Level 3 Course aims to cover all the essential skills required to effectively deal with various emergencies. Delegates will be awarded a certificate that enables them to become a designated workplace first aider in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Learning outcomes include:
how to manage incidents calmly and safely
the examination of a casualty and further actions and treatments
treatment of unconsciousness, shock, bleeding, fractures, burns and scalds
knowledge of basic life support
recording and reporting of injuries
Emergency First Aid at Work Level 3:
An Emergency First Aid at Work Level 3 course is ideal for all employees, whether they are the nominated first aider or not. This accredited course ensures an improved understanding of first aid. Continuous assessment is carried out by the trainer and certification allows practice for 3 years until re-qualification.
Learning outcomes include:
introduction and explanation
first aid health and safety regulations
learning about the priorities of first aid and how to manage an incident safely
treatment of unconsciousness, shock, bleeding, and common workplace injuries
combination of practical and theory sessions
Does your business have employees who wish to become qualified First Aiders in the workplace?
Download a FREE FIRST AID guide here.
*Provided by the HSE for more information.
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