First Aid Training

1/2 Half Day Skills Practice

The ½ Day First Aid Skills Practice course is aimed at those who have previously attended the 3 day First Aid at Work or the 1 day Emergency First Aid course. It is legally required through the process of risk assessment that a selected number of staff be trained at this level of first aid.

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) highly recommends that once trained in First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid, an annual ½ refresher be undertaken. It is not essential however, undertaking a ½ day refresher on an annual basis extends the 3 year validation from the full course, to 5 years. Full training would then have to be undertaken again.

The nationally recognised Emergency First Aid training programme will be taught. This will be inclusive of the following elements:

  • Objectives & Importance of First Aid
  • First Aid and the Law
  • First Aid Box/Kit Contents
  • Hygiene and Self-protection
  • Assessment of an incident & priorities for treatment
  • Care of the unconscious casualty
  • Secondary Survey
  • Recovery Position
  • Care of the unconscious and not breathing casualty
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Use of a Portable AED / Defibrillator

Each delegate will have an opportunity to practice CPR skills on a range of manikins including ‘Fat Fred’ who represents an overweight person, Little Anne, Junior Anne and ‘Baby Anne’.

Maximum Number of Delegates: 12