The First Aid at Work course, covered over 3 days, will qualify you as a First Aider and will enable you to deal with an accident or injury in the workplace. It will qualify you to diagnose a variety of possible illnesses and injuries and will enable you to assess the need to seek further medical attention.
At the end of the course there is a written exam and trainees must demonstrate the skills and knowledge learnt during the course, when there will be some hands on floor work.
This will include demonstration of delegates' CPR skills, including chest compressions. Please note that if you ae unable for any reason to demonstrate those skills to a satisfactory degree you will not be able to pass the course and you will not receive a certificate.
Trainees will receive a certificate at the end of the course and the qualification lasts for three years.
FAW or EFAW certificates that expired after 16 March 2020 can remain valid until 31 October 2020 or 6 months from date of expiry, whichever is later. All requalification training for these certificates should be completed by 31 March 2021. If you do not requalify before 31st March 2021, you will need to take the full 3 day First Aid course to requalify as a First Aider.
Please consult the ESCC First Aid policy which sets out how many trained First Aiders are required, and what their responsibilities are.
First Aid at Work covers a wide range of topics within its syllabus including:
Parking around Uckfield Civic Centre is limited. The best local option seems to be Luxford Fields TN22 1AL
Due to Covid restrictions the Civic Centre may not be able to provide refreshments, either drinks or food. There are plenty of local takeaway options within a few minutes walk of the Civic Centre. Alternatively you can bring your own refreshments with you.
Please note - Freedom Leisure guidance:
We are delighted that we can return to delivering First Aid Courses, but we must make sure that you are all safe to do so. Therefore, we ask that you read and follow the guidance below at all times for the duration of this course
We believe that if we all follow these simple measures we will provide a safe course environment for customers and trainers. However, if you think there is more that we can do, please speak to your tutor.
We have adapted our delivery of first aid in line with HSE guidelines. As with all first aid, there is an element of interaction with others. However; we have compiled risk assessments based on this and have minimised the risk as much as possible and have done what we can to safeguard our course attendees and tutors throughout each course.