First Aid at Work Re-qualification Course

2 days (12hrs)

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Course Summary

This 2-day First Aid at Work Re-qualification course is designed for those who currently hold a First Aid at Work qualification and are due to expire and meets the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982.

Please remember that as soon as the certificate expires, the First Aider is no longer considered competent to act as a First Aider in the workplace which may well leave the employer with a shortfall of First Aiders. Therefore, it would be prudent to arrange their requalification before they expire.

Units covered: 

Unit 1 title: Emergency First aid at Work

Unit 2 title: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace.

  • Maximum of 12 candidates per course
  • 2 days (12 hours)
  • Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (FAA)

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A range of subjects are covered including – 

  • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty 
  • Fractures and spinal injuries
  • Resuscitation and defibrillator (AED) awareness
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Control of bleeding
  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis
  • Heart attacks
  • Head Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Poisoning
  • Bandaging 
  • Choking
  • Eye Injuries
  • Chest Injuries
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Burns
  • Epilepsy

A minimum of 12 hours spread over at least Two days.  

Upon successful completion of the course Candidates will be issued with a Three year Level 3 Award First Aid at Work. 

This course is certificated by First Aid Awards (FAA) in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

A maximum of 12 candidates per course are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age.

• A First Aider can renew their FAW qualification by attending a
2-day requalification course without question, if it’s within 1
month past the expiry date
• If the First Aider has lapsed by more than 1 month, but no longer
than 3 months, then the First Aider can requalify by attending a
2-day course providing ‘Special considerations’ have been applied
• A signed letter from the employer to the provider of the training
stating the reasons why in their opinion, the First Aider is
suitably experienced to attend a 2-day course and does not
require a full 3-day FAW course OR …
• A decision is made by the provider of the training after
discussions with the employer, or the First Aider, and deciding
that their previous experience is sufficient to attend a 2-day
• If the First Aider has lapsed beyond 3 months then they must
attend a full 3-day FAW course

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