HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF)

This accredited qualification is ideal for those already working or preparing to work within industry wishing to become a First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (NI) 1982.

The recommended course duration is 3 days and topics covered include: the roles and responsibilities of the First Aider; assessing an incident, recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness, assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness, chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis. The qualification is assessed via on-going oral and/or written questioning and practical demonstration.

All successful students will be issued with a First Aid at Work Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their qualification which is valid for a period of 3 years.

 

  1. be able to conduct a secondary survey.

1.1 identify the information to be collected when gathering   a casualty history 1.2 conduct a head to toe survey

 

  1. be able to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints.

2.1 recognise suspected;   fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains

2.2 administer first aid for; fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains

 

  1. be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries.

3.1 recognise suspected; concussion, skull fracture, cerebral compression, spinal injury

3.2 administer first aid for suspected concussion, skull fracture , cerebral compression  spinal injury

 

  1. be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries.

4.1 recognise the different types of chest injury

4.2 administer first aid for a chest injury

 

  1. be able to administer first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds.

5.1 recognise the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds.

5.2 administer first aid for burns involving; dryheat, wet heat,   electricity, chemicals

 

  1. be able to administer first aid to a casualty with an eye injury.

6.1 give examples of common eye injuries

6.2 administer first aid for eye injuries involving;

Dust,chemicals, embedded objects

 

  1. be able to administer first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning

7.1 identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body

7.2 administer immediate first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning

7.3 identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning

 

  1. be able to administer first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis.

8.1 identify common triggers for anaphylaxis

8.2 recognize anaphylaxis

8.3 administer immediate first aid for a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis

 

  1. be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness.

9.1 recognize major illnesses including; heart attack,stroke, epilepsy,asthma, diabetes

9.2 administer first aid to a casualty suffering from major illnesses including; heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes

 

Course cost £70

Course Duration 3 days

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