The objective of this qualification is to support you in becoming emergency a first aider in the workplace. The content of the qualification meets the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requirements for training emergency first-aiders in organisations which have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.
The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider and how to assess an incident. The qualification also covers first aid skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), providing first aid to a casualty who is choking and dealing with external bleeding and hypovolemic shock.
In line with guidance provided by the HSE, the qualification supports/approves workplace emergency first aiders for a period of 3 years, after which point you will need to retake the course. In addition to this, it is recommended that you refresh your knowledge annually.