The three-day First Aid at Work (FAW) is the highest first aid qualification.
It is suitable for workplaces where your first aid risk assessments identify the need for highly trained first aiders due to the size of the workplace, the type of work undertaken or the individuals who work there.
Covering the responsibilities of employers and the first aider in the workplace this in-depth course is delivered in a relaxed and friendly way and enables learners to respond to an extensive range of first aid incidents and emergencies.
The First Aid at Work qualification is valid for three years from the date of successful completion and meets the criteria in England, Wales, Northern Ireland of a RQF level 3 qualification and in Scotland of SCQG level 6.
The course consists of a minimum of 18 contact hours and includes both practical and theoretical activities.
To keep up to date and to continue as a first aider in the workplace the qualification must be renewed after three years via completion of a two-day First Aid at Work Renewal course. (Put in a link to that page)
The course syllabuses is comprehensive and includes…
The Legalities and responsibilities of the role for employers and employees, reporting and recording injuries and accidents.
Assessing the situation, Heart attacks, Dealing with an unresponsive casualty, Eye injuries, Fractures and spinal injuries , Choking, Control of bleeding, Chest injuries, Diabetes, Shock (including Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Head injuries, Poisoning, Sprains and strains, Stroke, Burns, Epilepsy, Resuscitation (including the use of a defibrillator), Bandaging
Assessment and certification
The FAW course is constantly assessed by the instructor as well as a multiple-choice question paper exam after each day training.
Practical exercises also form part of the assessment process and candidates will be expected to demonstrate competency in the techniques taught.
Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate on other candidates in a range of positions including standing, sitting and on the floor at ground level!
A three-year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria.
It should be noted that the HSE and the resuscitation council strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours. (put link into that page)
There is a maximum group size of 12 learners per instructor.
All of our courses at A&S Safety are orientated towards the workplace and the minimum age of candidates on our courses therefore is 16 as individuals below this age cannot assume any responsibility in the workplace.
It’s also the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the individual is suitable to undertake the role of a first aider in the workplace.
A&S Safety offer the First Aid at Work qualification as an open course at our training venues in the north west or we can come to you premises and deliver as an in-house course.
Coming to an A&S Safety open training course has many benefits for our candidates.
Training is undertaken in modern well-equipped facilities and enables candidates the real benefit of being away from the workplace and those everyday distractions.
We undertake our open training courses from modern facilities in the Stoke on Trent area, centrally located in the country and Just off of Junction 16 of the M6.
We are less than an hour from Birmingham and Manchester and have excellent road and rail links.
All candidates on our courses are assured of a warm welcome, expert tutors as well as interacting with fellow candidates on our courses.
We can even help with hotel accommodation if needed.
Our in-house courses are ideal if you have a number of candidates who need to gain the qualification.
We can come to a suitable venue of your choice and we can tailor the course to suit your particular needs.
We are also flexible enough to be able to fit the delivery of the course in with your work profile including delivery over a number of mornings / evenings/ nights/ weekends / days per week etc.
Please contact us for more details.
We are very competitive on price but we do not compromise on quality. We can assure you that all candidates will have an excellent course, will learn new skills and will thoroughly enjoy their time with us.
Our open course costs £165 per delegate.
Our In-house course costs start from £1000 per course.
All of our prices are subject to VAT at current rates.
Our open first aid course dates are:
- FAW – dates
- EFAW- dates
- First aid refresher – dates
- Paediatric – dates
- Defibrillator – dates
- Annual refresher