Emergency First Aid at Work

Discover life-saving skills with Emergency First Aid training at Park City.

Key Details

Duration: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Park City Consulting, Colchester
Cost:

£175.00 Ex. VAT

Course Start Date: 11/09/2024

Course Overview

Our Emergency First Aid at Work course provides individuals and businesses with the training they require to remain compliant with workplace First Aid training. All of our workplace First Aid courses fully meet the requirements for First Aid at Work set out by the HSE and our courses comply with the latest 2021 UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

This course is suitable for staff who are required to act as Emergency First Aiders or there is a need for a basic level of First Aid knowledge and training. Examples of industries that require the Emergency First Aid at Work course include office personnel, sports coaches, teachers, sub-contractors within the construction industry, fitness instructors and personal trainers.

This is a 1-day course with a minimum of 6 contact hours excluding breaks. Our open courses run from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. For onsite and group bookings we can tailor the times to suit your requirements and minimise the impact on your operations.

Study Topics

Duties and Reporting Protocols: Participants will learn their responsibilities as first aiders, including how to assess situations, provide care, and report incidents or injuries accurately. This involves understanding legal and ethical obligations.

Situation Assessment: This topic focuses on teaching individuals how to quickly assess an emergency situation, identifying potential hazards and ensuring personal safety before offering assistance.

Fundamental First Aid Hygiene: Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of maintaining proper hygiene during first aid procedures to prevent the spread of infections and maintain a safe and sanitary environment.

Managing Unresponsive Individuals: This section covers the crucial steps for assessing and providing care to an unresponsive person, including the recovery position and monitoring vital signs.

CPR and AED Usage: Participants will learn the principles of CPR, including chest compressions and rescue breaths. They will also become proficient in operating an AED, a device that can restore a normal heart rhythm in case of sudden cardiac arrest.

Recognising and Responding to Heart Attacks: This topic provides in-depth knowledge about heart attacks, their warning signs, and the appropriate steps to take in the event of a suspected heart attack, such as calling for emergency help and providing support to the affected individual.

Control of Bleeding: Participants will learn how to assess and manage various types of bleeding, from minor cuts and scrapes to more severe wounds. They will understand the importance of applying pressure and using appropriate dressings or tourniquets when necessary.

Handling Minor Injuries: This section includes the identification and management of minor injuries like burns, splinters, insect bites, and stings. Participants will learn proper first-aid procedures to alleviate discomfort and prevent complications.

Effective Choking Management: This topic focuses on recognising and addressing choking emergencies, including techniques for clearing obstructions in the airway, such as the Heimlich manoeuvre.

Understanding Shock: Participants will develop an understanding of shock and its various causes, symptoms, and appropriate first-aid responses, emphasizing the importance of maintaining the body’s vital functions during a crisis.

Responding to Seizures: This topic covers the recognition of seizures, the different types of seizures, and the appropriate actions to take to ensure the safety of the individual during an episode, including creating a safe environment and offering support.

Is This Course For Me?

This course is designed to accommodate individuals who need to function as Emergency First Aiders or those seeking a fundamental grasp of First Aid practices. It serves as a valuable resource for a diverse range of industries, including but not limited to office personnel, sports coaches, teachers, construction subcontractors, fitness instructors, and personal trainers.

If you find yourself uncertain about whether the Emergency First Aid at Work course aligns with your specific needs, we encourage you to get in touch with us. Our team at Park City is ready to engage in a discussion, assess your unique requirements, and guide you in making an informed decision. Your safety and preparedness are our top priorities.

What are the benefits?

Reduce the Number of Workplace Accidents: Effective first aid training equips employees to respond promptly and efficiently in the event of an accident, minimizing the severity of injuries and decreasing the overall occurrence of workplace accidents.

Create a Positive Work Environment: Demonstrating a commitment to the well-being of employees by providing first aid training fosters a positive work environment, enhancing employee morale and job satisfaction.

Your Company Will Be a Safer Place to Work: Employees trained in first aid contribute to a safer work environment, reassuring their colleagues that help is readily available in emergencies.

Ensure First Aid Kits Are Used Properly: First aid training ensures that first aid kits are utilized effectively, with employees knowing how to access and utilize the supplies appropriately, potentially saving lives.

Reduce Recovery Time: Swift and competent first aid response can significantly reduce recovery times for injured employees, enabling them to return to work sooner.

Keep Your Employees Safe at Work: A workforce trained in first aid is better equipped to respond to injuries and illnesses, creating a safer environment for all employees.

Great Team-Building Exercise: Participating in first aid training can serve as a team-building exercise, fostering a sense of camaraderie and collaboration among colleagues as they learn together.

The Cost of First Aid Training Is Nothing Compared to Potentially Saving a Life: The investment in first aid training is minimal compared to the potential of saving lives, minimizing the economic and human costs of workplace accidents.

In summary, first aid training goes beyond immediate medical assistance; it instils a culture of safety, fosters a positive workplace atmosphere, and empowers employees to be proactive in responding to emergencies, ultimately contributing to a safer, more harmonious work environment. For more information, visit our training calendar.

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