SQA - First Aid at Work - 3 days


Duration: 3 Day(s)

Course Times: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00

Certificate Valid: 3 years issued by the SQA and BASP

Suitable for: Those working in industry or outdoor education that require a SQA First Aid at Work certificate for their work. Additional specialized content will be included to meet the needs of client's whose candidates work in specific areas. HSE recomend that you refresh your first aid skills annually, this can be done by attending any first aid course up to one day in duration, for example the BASP 1 day First Aid at Work refresher course.

Course Overview: Course content is per HSE and SQA Nationally agreed guidelines. BASP have been delivering these new version of the FAW courses since April 2013. This is a Nationally recommended qualification in First Aid at Work with additional training relevant to the outdoors and more remote environment. Resuscitation Council Guidelines will be taught along with any new and relevant information.

Courses normally start at 9am and finish at 5pm approximately. Please note this course requires a certain amount of physical activity and you will need to demonstrate CPR techniques from the floor in a group environment. Assessments include practical scenarios on a continuous assessment basis and a multiple choice questionnaire. Please contact us before the course if you have any special needs, or concerns regarding the assessment process.

Topics included:
Understanding the role and responsibilities of a first aider; incident management; unresponsive casualties, recovery position, seizures; choking, drowning; external bleeding, shock; minor injuries; secondary survey; injuries to bones, muscles and joints (fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains); head and spinal injuries, chest injuries, burns; eye injuries; poisoning (bites & stings); anaphylaxis, and suspected major illness (heart attack, use of AED, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes); cold injuries including hypothermia, hyperthermia; other outdoor environmental hazards; first aid kits and recording accidents.

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