First Aid at Work
First Aid at Work Courses (FAW)
Why Attend These First Aid Courses?
First Aid Courses including First Aid at Work (FAW), Emergency First Aid at Work with CPR/AED courses are for all employers, employees and the self-employed who work or have employees where there is any risk of injury to personnel. Our First Aid courses focus on the legal requirements which were needed to meet the provisions of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations Act 1981 and Approved Code of Practice (ACOP L74). From 01 October 2013 all First Aid courses are now delivered by Ofqual approved providers. All First Aid course training information is also designed to be a main source of safety data for everyone involved in carrying out tasks in the normal working environment throughout the UK workplace. It is the responsibility of business owners and employers to provide suitable First Aid and first aider aware persons in the workplace. Every SOTA First Aid Qualification will provide your business with the required competent first aiders as well as satisfy any necessary HSE First Aid provision regulation compliance.
Employers have First Aid Responsibilities – Do you know them?
You are responsible for First Aid compliance by making sure that your employees receive immediate First Aid attention if they are taken ill or are injured at work. Accidents and illness can happen at any time and first aid can save lives and prevent minor injuries from becoming major.
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What Employers need to do to comply with First Aid Regulations?
You must make appropriate first-aid arrangements for your workplace. In doing so you should consider the prevailing circumstances of your workplace, workforce status and the health and safety risks that may be present. All these are assessed to help you identify what arrangements you need to put in place.
- Do you and your staff know what the First Aid at Work legal requirements are?
- Do you or your staff work where First Aid provision is needed?
- Do you or your staff understand the requirements of the First Aid at Work legislation?
- Can you or your staff have access to a risk assessment of their workplace including First Aid provision?
- Do you have a safe system of work for in support of First Aid skills?
First-aid needs assessment
In order to establish what provision for first-aid is required you should make an assessment of the first-aid needs appropriate to the circumstances of your business.
This should include consideration of:
- the type of workplace and its business activities
- the number and trained status of the workforce, and
- all the hazards and risks present
Workplaces where there are more significant health and safety risks are more likely to need a trained first-aider.
First Aid at Work – How does UK law apply?
There must be a nominated person with prime responsibility for First Aid in every workplace. The Nominated First Aider must be trained to the required standard and aware of the risks for all work activities for the purpose of deciding what First Aid at Work measures are necessary for the wellbeing of staff and personnel. For all working environments this involves awareness of the hazards present, assessment the potential risks and ensuring the appropriate First Aid at Work support measures are present throughout work activities.
First Aid at Work – Relevant Law
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 as amended by HSE in 2011
- Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
- Approved Code of Practice (ACOP L74)
Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) (including CPR/AED) Course
Emergency First Aid at Work Course – 1 Day
First Aid at Work (FAW) Course
First Aid at Work (FAW) Course – 3 Days
Other SOTA Courses
State of The Art Training (SOTA) combines theory with an exciting practical interactive experience and a delivery style that enables delegates to take an active part in their learning experience. Real group exercises in safe, controlled, realistic training environments are used to make the courses fun, challenging and enjoyable. We try very hard to ensure any presentations are kept interesting and pertinent to the delegates’ needs. We aim to provide individuals and company groups with a ‘one stop shop solution’ by combining courses to maximise the learning experience and ensures time spent with us is cost effective. At State of The Art Training we try where possible to use real examples from the delegates’ own working environments to ensure they can relate to the information provided. Course content is continually updated by our trainers, using delegates’ experiences gained from real life scenarios enabling us to keep the training courses fresh, vibrant and representative of best practice throughout industry.