This course is for appointed persons who are required to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill at work; this would generally be in a lower risk environment or in a workplace with a small number of people.
The course is designed to provide delegates with sufficient knowledge and skills to administer appropriate emergency first aid in the workplace until assistance arrives with the following criteria being covered.
Understand 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;
- Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure);
- Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;
- Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).
- How will the candidate be assessed?
- The candidate’s knowledge and skills will be assessed on the day and will consist of:
- Dealing with an unconscious casualty who is breathing;
- Dealing with an unconscious casualty who is not breathing;
- Dealing with an conscious casualty who is breathing;
- Controlling external bleeding;
On successful completion of the course and the assessment process the outcome will be processed and sent to the SQA for certification and SQA Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) at SCQF level 5 will be achieved.
The qualification expires three years from the completion date when attendance of the one day course and re-assessment is required in order to re-certificated.