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    First Aid at Work Requalification
    Scotland and North of England

First Aid at Work Requalification: Scotland and North of England

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This two-day First Aid at Work course is designed for those who currently hold a First Aid at Work qualification and are due to expire. Please consider the following rules for attendance:

• A First Aider can renew their FAW qualification by attending a 2-day requalification course within 1 month of the certificate expiry date
• If the First Aider’s certificate has lapsed by more than 1 month, but no longer than 3 months, then the First Aider can requalify by attending a two-day course providing ‘Special considerations’ have been applied Special considerations are:
• A signed letter from the learner’s 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 training provider after discussions with the learner’s employer, or the First Aider, and a decision has been made that their previous experience is sufficient to attend a 2-day course
• If the First Aider has lapsed beyond three months then they must attend a full 3-day FAW course It is important to remember is when 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 trained, certified First Aiders. Therefore, as an employer it would be prudent to arrange their requalification before their certificate expires.

Duration

A minimum of 12 hours spread over at least 2 days. It is preferable that the course should run over two consecutive days, but arrangements can be made to spread this over a longer time period if desired, providing it is completed within 7 weeks of the course commencement and each of the sessions last for a minimum of two hours. Syllabus

First Aid at Work (Requal) covers the following subjects:
• Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
• Resuscitation and AED
• Assessment of the situation
• Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
• Bandaging
• Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
• Fractures and spinal injuries
• Heart attacks
• Choking
• Control of bleeding
• Head injuries
• Eye injuries
• Poisoning
• Chest injuries
• Sprains and strains
• Burns
• Asthma
• Diabetes
• Epilepsy
• Stroke

Certification

A Successful qualification on this course will be gained following completion of practical assessments conducted throughout the course and written test papers for unit 2.

A 3-year Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Level 6 in Scotland) will be issued to the learner, subject to completion of the course and successful assessment.

Numbers

No more than 12 students can be accommodated on each course, each learner must be a minimum of 14 years of age and subject to successful assessment each learner will achieve certification. A learner cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, following this it is employer’s responsibility to ensure that the learner is suitable for that role. The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.

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