First aid knowledge is critical in and out of the workplace, helping prevent and treat injuries from accidents or assist people who have fallen ill, so training is vital and highly valuable in any sector and industry.
The British Red Cross has research data to show that up to 59% of deaths from injury may have been prevented if someone gave first aid before the emergency medical services arrived.
With a short but valuable window of opportunity between dialling 999 and the arrival of the emergency medical services, there are two simple first aid actions that people can take to help save someone’s life if they know how:
- turning an unresponsive person who is breathing on their side and tilting their head back to open their airway
- applying pressure to a heavy bleed to help stem the flow of blood.
With so many opportunities for accidents and injuries in workplaces especially, this British Red Cross certification teaches essential knowledge to correctly react to and treat various first aid situations that may occur.
Practical and theory-based exercises and tutorials take delegates through all the processes and procedures vital to delivering essential first aid care to someone in need.
The course reflects national standards and industry best practices and is fully accredited in line with British Red Cross. In addition, choose to learn with Citrus, and delegates will benefit from our custom-built training facilities and customer-first approach.
Our occupationally experienced and qualified trainers coach delegates on this course, completing the session with an assessment question and answer paper. They must pass the assessment to receive a British Red Cross First Aid at Work certificate, valid for three years.
This course teaches delegates all the essentials of recognising injuries and medical emergencies and administering basic first aid to help someone. In addition, delegates will review legal requirements, ensure safety compliance, and understand procedures and appropriate documentation and classifications in a course that meets all requirements specified by the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
The course content includes:
- Assessment and monitoring of a casualty
- How and where to get help
- Identifying electrical incidents and the safest action to take
- Recognition and treatment of blood loss and shock
- Caring for an unconscious casualty
- Performing Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Treating burns and scalds
- Disorders and obstructions of the airway
- Poisoning - how to treat and keep themselves safe
- Bone injuries, including damage limitation
- Major medical conditions, including administration of aspirin and epinephrine
- Accident recording and reporting RIDDOR
- The control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH)
At the end of the training, successful delegates will have the knowledge, skill and confidence to treat any first aid situation in the workplace. They will be able to administer basic life support and put a casualty in the recovery position correctly, and give First Aid to someone:
- unresponsive and breathing
- unresponsive and not breathing, including how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)
- experiencing shock
- suffering from burns
- feeling faint
- with a head injury
- suffering from hypothermia or heat exhaustion
- with a bone, muscle or joint injury (including spinal injuries).
- having a seizure, heart attack, including aspirin administration or angina attack
- suffering from a stroke
- having an asthma attack
- with a severe allergic reaction
- experiencing a diabetic emergency
In addition, they will also appropriately, competently and legally record and report accidents and injuries in the workplace using RIDDOR.
Upon completion, they will receive a British Red Cross First Aid at Work certificate, valid for three years from the issue date.
Who Should Attend?
The British Red Cross First Aid at Work course is for staff age 16+ acting as the recognised First Aider at work. Teaching workers the vital knowledge to attend to accidents, injuries and illnesses, the training is ideal for organisations with significant staff headcount, working in higher risk sectors such as construction, and anyone wanting a comprehensive course covering all the essential techniques and skills.
The three-day training course certifies delegates as competent to administer First Aid as the appointed First Aider at their workplace.
We dedicate our efforts to unrivalled quality and the customer experience at Citrus Training. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors.
Citrus Training serves 85 of the top 100 building services companies in the market. With nearly 20-years of sector-specific experience, we’ve gained invaluable training experiences and knowledge to pass on to our delegates.
Our occupationally experienced First Aid educators have successfully trained over 25,000 delegates across the First Aid and Wellbeing training category. Delivering courses at our nationwide, industry-leading and accredited training centres and offering the very best of training standards and quality assurance.
We have thousands of public dates and locations nationally for First Aid Training, or can offer dedicated training for specific requirements such as on-site groups. Whatever you need, our training services help bring together the optimum mix of solutions to ensure you can apply the hierarchy of risk control most effectively.
Things You Need to Know
This course has practical elements, so delegates must inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in any elements of the training.
For training held at your location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has a power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending. In addition, please ensure that the practical area has been risk-assessed, is free from harm, and is ideal for training.
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