First Aid at Work
On completion of training, whether a full FAW course or a FAW requalification course, successful candidates should have satisfactorily demonstrated competence in:
- Understanding the role of the first-aider, including reference to: – the importance of preventing cross infection;
– The need for recording incidents and actions;
– Use of available equipment;
- Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
- Administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure);
- Administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
- Administering first aid to a casualty who is choking;
- Administering first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;
- Administering first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;
- Providing appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).
In Addition candidates will have demonstrated competence in:
- Administering first aid to a casualty with: injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries; – chest injuries;
- Burns and scalds;
- Eye injuries;
- Sudden poisoning;
- Anaphylactic shock;
Recognise the presence of major illness (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes) and provide appropriate first aid.
(HSE guidance on course content).
The course is delivered over 3 days and is assessed.