The vast majority of us have not chosen a medical career but find ourselves required to know what to do if there is an accident at work or at home, often with reluctance, and a hope that we won’t be called to action.Health and Safety at Work does require a number of people in a workplace to hold a First Aid Certificate. How many people and which Certificate (1-day or 3-day First Aid at Work) will depend on a risk assessment in that workplace.
If there is any chance you will be the first on the scene of an accident or incident, you need to understand the role of the First Aider as that is what you will be after suitable training:-
- The importance of preventing cross infection
- The need for recording incidents and actions
- Use of available equipment
- Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
- Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is chocking
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
- Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes, bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)
In addition to the above list of core instruction, Newlands Training’s First Aid courses also cover what to do in the case of a suspected broken bone and also the considerations to be made if you are a “lone worker”. As a result of these additional topics, our First Aid courses are very suitable for Forestry, Arboricultural and Agricultural workers.
We aim to run a 1-day First Aid course every month at our premises and you need to check our main website for the prices. We are also available for in-house training at your site if you prefer and we would give you a quote for that.