Level 3 (QCF) First Aid at Work

Practical Safety Ltd offers the QCF Level 3 (in England & Wales) and SCQF Level 5 (in Scotland) qualifications in Emergency First Aid at Work.

If your assessment of first aid needs highlights the need for qualified first aiders, then this level 3 qualification will provide you with suitable, highly trained personnel.

This comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with con dence in a prompt, safe and e ective way. In addition, this course will include any protocol changes that may have arisen since their last training course.

This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.

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The range of subjects covered includes:

• Legislation and reporting  • Resuscitation  • Assessment of the situation
• Shock  • Bandaging  • Dealing with unresponsive casualties
• Fractures  • Spinal injuries  • Heart attacks
• Choking  • Head injuries  • Eye injuries
• Poisoning  • Chest injuries  • Sprains and strains
• Burns  • Asthma  • Diabetes
• Epilepsy  • Stroke  • Anaphylaxis

A minimum of eighteen contact hours (or 3 days) in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities, plus some pre-course activity could be required.

Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper, and a three year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria. In addition, the HSE and HSENI strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours.

A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify. Students must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a Ofqual qualification can be offered to all, subject to assessment.

A student cannot claim the official title of ‘First Aider in the Workplace’ until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.

The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.