Option 1 
Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work 
Course Summary 
Candidates successfully completing this course will be entitled to act as a first-aider in the workplace. This First aid at Work course includes the 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work course and also equips the first-aider to apply first aid to an extensive range of specific injuries and illnesses. This course complies with the Health and Safety (First-Aid) regulations 1981 (Appendix 5 Content of a First Aid at Work (FAW) course). 
Course Structure: 
Unit 1: Emergency First aid in the Workplace 
Unit 1 covers the following topics: 
Roles and responsibilities of a first aider 
Cross infection 
Recording incidents & actions 
Use of available equipment 
Assessing an incident 
Unconscious casualties (including seizure) 
Cardio pulmonary resuscitation 
Safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator 
Wounds and bleeding 
Minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters) 
Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace 
Unit 2 covers the following topics: 
Secondary survey 
Injuries to bones, joints and muscles (including spinal injuries) 
Suspected head and spinal injuries 
Chest injuries 
Burns and scalds 
Eye injuries 
Sudden poisoning 
Major illnesses (heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma & diabetes) 
Serious bleeding including 
Embedded objects 
Sucking chest wound 
Successful candidates will be awarded the Level 3 First Aid at Work certificate valid for 3 years. 
Three-days (18 hours) 
Activities, test paper, practical assessments 
Suggested progression 
Recommended annual refresher training 
Mandatory requalification training every three years  
Automated external defibrillation training 
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