First Aid (Appointed Persons)


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Overview
The First Aid at Work Regulations (1981) require that an employer provides suitable arrangements for rendering First Aid to persons injured at work.

Dependent upon the perceived risks associated with the business and the availability of qualified assistance, persons should be trained to the level of either "designated" or "appointed" level.

This course covers the essential knowledge that is needed for the role of "appointed" person.

Who Should Attend
Persons who are deemed suitable and are intended to fulfil the role of an "appointed" person for the administration of Emergency First Aid.

Aims
To assist an employer in the provision of a suitably qualified first aid person when the risk has been perceived as being in the category where an "appointed" person is required.

Objectives
To enable delegates:

  • To render Emergency First Aid to an injured person until medical assistance is available
  • To recognise and appropriately treat most emergency situations
  • To prevent, where possible, the deterioration of a casualty
  • To fulfil the criteria outlined for an "appointed" person within the First Aid Regulations


Content

  • Role of Appointed Person
  • Care and treatment of the unconscious person
  • Treatment of wounds and bleeding
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation


Certification
Delegates should successfully demonstrate first aid techniques in order to receive the course certificate.

Number of Delegates: Suitable for up to 15 delegates
Whilst there is no compulsory requirement for retraining, it is normally considered beneficial for "appointed" persons to have their skills reassessed every 3 years. Reassessment and retraining is undertaken in a half-day session.

Course Duration: 1 day

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