The Medical Wing’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) First Aid at Work (FAW)  approved course is in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and is taught by our highly experienced group of paramedic instructors. Once delegates have passed our First Aid at Work certificate, they can be used as First Aiders in the workplace in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

The First Aid at Work syllabus Includes:

  • First Aid Priorities
  • Managing Incidents
  • Basic Life Support
  • Examination of a Casualty
  • Unconsciousness
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Fractures
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Common Illnesses
  • Heart Attacks
  • Eye Injuries
  • Dressings
  • Recording and Reporting
  • Regulations
  • First Aid Kits.

The Medical Wing’s First Aid at Work FAAW course is run over 3 days. The course can be delivered from our training centre in Bicester, Oxfordshire or at any location to suit our client’s requirements.

The  First Aid at Work certificate is valid for 3 years, with refresher courses strongly recommended by the HSE every year, before full re-qualification training is taken within 3 years.

Anyone can suffer sudden illness or injury. It does not matter whether the illness or injury is caused in the workplace or at home, it is important to give them immediate attention and call an ambulance in serious cases. First Aid at Work covers the requirements you need to ensure this happens.


Current Legislation

Current Legislation – Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide suitable first-aid equipment, facilities and personnel to enable immediate assistance to be given to employees if they are injured or become ill at work. Regulation 3(2) states that in order to provide first aid to injured or ill employees, ‘..a person shall not be suitable unless he has undergone -

  1. Such training and has such qualifications as the Health and Safety Executive may approve for the time being in respect of that case or class of case, and
  2. Such additional training, if any, as may be appropriate in the circumstances of that case’

Detailed information can be found in First aid at work. The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.

If you have identified that first-aiders are needed in your workplace, they must have a valid certificate of competence in FAW or Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW). EFAW training enables a first-aider to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill while at work. FAW training includes EFAW and also equips the first-aider to apply first aid to a range of specific injuries and illnesses. The findings of the first-aid needs assessment can help you decide whether your first-aiders should be trained in FAW or EFAW. As a guide, the table in First aid at work: your questions answered PDF suggests what first-aid personnel to provide under different circumstances. You can also use the new First aid at work assessment tool which is designed to help employers determine the number and type of first-aid personnel to provide in their workplace.

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Dress & Equipment: All safety clothing and equipment is supplied

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