The content covers the basic essentials required to provide emergency care to a patient. Candidates will receive training in a range of first aid skills including:
- The ability to act safely and effectively when an accident or emergency occurs.
- The treatment and priorities of care for an unconscious patient.
- The recognition and treatment of a person in seizure.
- The recognition of cardiac arrest and delivery of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
- The ability to recognise and safely treat a patient who is choking.
- The ability to safely and promptly treat a patient who is bleeding.
- The keeping of simple records following an accident at work.
Succesful candidates will be awarded a qualification in Emergency First Aid at Work qualification, valid for 3 years and certificated by WorkSafe Training Systems.
The WorkSafe App also enables students to view their certificate on their electronic device and provides access to first aid knowledge, videos and emergency procedures. The app can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play and full information on how to use it can be found here.
Please Note: The HSE recommend that all workplace first aiders receive annual refresher training in first aid techniques whilst holding this qualification.
Important Course Information:
Attendance will be consistent with the advice from the Scottish Government regarding COVID-19. Any participants or household members MUST NOT be displaying any known COVID-19 symptoms. Outfit Moray will follow Scottish Government guidelines to ensure the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 is as low as reasonably practical. Please be aware that we will be delivering the course under the Worksafe Training Systems guidelines for social distancing during first aid courses, details of which you can find here. Due to the nature of these guidelines, this course will be more theory and classroom based, with ‘hands on’ practical elements being greatly reduced whilst any COVID-19 guidelines are in place.
To ensure adequate ventilation, windows and doors will be kept open, plus there will be a large element of outdoor work during this course. Please make sure you are dressed warmly and have the appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear for the weather conditions.
You will be paired up for scenario work, so if you know someone else who is looking for the same course, why not let them know!
Full course details and information can be found on the Worksafe website.