First Aid Training
First Aid Training
IN-HOUSE TRAINING OR OPEN -SCHEDULED IN PETERBOROUGH
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to ensure there are adequate and appropriate first aid facilities for their employees in the event of an injury or illness at work. This includes suitably trained personnel to respond in a first aid emergency and suitable equipment. The detailed requirements for each workplace are to be determined by an assessment of first aid needs, conducted by the employer.
What is a first aider?
A first-aider is someone who has undertaken training and has a qualification that HSE approves. This means that they must hold a valid certificate of competence in either:
First aid at work (FAW), issued by a training organisation approved by HSE
Emergency first aid at work (EFAW), issued by a training organisation approved by HSE or a recognised Awarding Body of Ofqual/Scottish Qualifications Authority.
Emergency First Aid at Work training enables a first-aider to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill while at work.
First Aid at Work training includes Emergency First Aid at Work and also equips the first-aider to apply first aid to a range of specific injuries and illness.
What is an appointed person?
If you decide you don’t need a first-aider in your workplace, you should appoint someone to take charge of first-aid arrangements. The role of this appointed person includes looking after first-aid equipment and facilities and calling the emergency services when required. They can also provide emergency cover where a first-aider is absent due to unforeseen circumstances (annual leave does not count). Appointed persons do not need first-aid training, though emergency first-aid courses are available.
To help keep their basic skills up to date, it is strongly recommended that your firstaiders undertake annual refresher training.
How can RSP Safety help?
We are an awarding organisation for HABC First Aid at Work Training.
We offer competitively priced courses which can be run in-house/on site, or at a venue of your choice, and can be run to suit your shift patterns.
Please call us for a quotation.