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LEVEL 3 AWARD IN FIRST AID AT
WORK

Course Overview
This course is designed for anyone wanting to become a first aider high risk work environments and provides learners with skills and knowledge to deal with first aid situations those environments*
The Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work consists of two units:
1. Unit 1- Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (EFAW)
2. Unit 2- Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace

Number of Candidates per course:
10 – 14 Candidates

Course Length:
3 Days

Course Content:

Unit 1- Emergency First Aid in the Workplace

The role and responsibilities of a first aider

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • List the role and responsibilities of an Emergency First Aider.
  • List ways to minimise the risk of infection
  • State the importance of establishing consent before providing treatment
  • Complete an accident form
  • List the contents of a first aid kit
  • Explain the need for recording
    and reporting incidents

Patient Assessment

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • State the principles
    of conducting a ‘scene survey’
  • Identify the types of dangers a first aider could face
  • Conduct a ‘primary survey’
    of a casualty
  • Identify when to call the emergency services

The unconscious casualty

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • State the principles of assessing a casualty’s level of consciousness
  • Demonstrate how to open a casualty’s airway using the ‘head tilt, chin lift’ method
  • Demonstrate how to check if a casualty is breathing
  • Identify the reasons for placing a casualty in the recovery position
  • Demonstrate how to place an unconscious casualty in the recovery position
  • State the principles of managing a casualty who is having a seizure

Resuscitation

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • State the principles of the ‘chain of survival’
  • Identify when to perform CPR
  • Demonstrate how to administer CPR
  • Demonstrate how to use an Automated External Defibrillator

The choking casualty

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the two types of choking
  • Demonstrate how to administer first aid to a casualty who is choking

Bleeding and wound management

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the different types of external bleeding
  • Demonstrate how to administer first aid to a casualty who is bleeding

Shock management

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • List the recognition features of shock
  • List the causes of shock
  • State the principles of managing a casualty who is in shock

Minor injuries

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • State the treatment for minor cuts, grazes and bruises
  • State the principles of administering first aid to a casualty with
    a minor burn/scald
  • State the principles of administering first aid to a casualty with
    a small splinter

Unit 2- Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace

The Secondary Survey

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the information required to be collected when gathering a casualty history
  • Demonstrate how to undertake a top to toe survey

Injuries to Bones, Muscles and Joints

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Identify a fracture, dislocation, sprain and strain
  • Demonstrate how to administer first aid to a casualty with
    a fracture and dislocation
  • Describe the first aid treatment for a casualty with a sprain or strain.

Suspected head and spinal injuries

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the different types of head injury
  • State the treatment for a head injury
  • State the actions needed to be taken with a suspected spinal injury.

Suspected chest injuries

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • State the different types of chest injury
  • State the first aid treatment for a chest injury

Burns and scalds

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the different categories of burns and scalds
  • Describe the treatment for burns and scalds.

Eye injuries

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the common types of eye injuries
  • State the treatment for different types of eye injuries.

Poisoning

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the routes of entry that poisons can enter the body
  • State the treatment for sudden poisoning Identify the types of relevant information for the ambulance service.

Anaphylaxis

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
  • State the first aid treatment for anaphylaxis

Suspected Major Illnesses

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Recognise the different types of major illnesses
  • Identify the signs and symptoms for the different types of major illnesses
  • State the treatment for the different types of major illnesses

Cost:

The cost of this course is….

£1,650 – 10 Candidates (£165 per person)
£1,860 – 12 Candidates (£155 per person)
£2,030 – 14 Candidates (£145 per person)

Includes training materials, candidate registration, certification and checkable database for 3 years