First Aid training for theWorkplace


Accidents can happen anywhere and at any time, and one place we spend a lot of time is in the workplace, so it is best to be prepared with high-quality and regulated First Aid training.

First Aid workplace training courses provide a wide range of practical first-aid skills that are invaluable in working environments. From the office to the factory floor, it is essential that businesses address their responsibilities and ensure they have suitable first aid cover in the workplace. In addition, first-aiders must have the ability and background knowledge to deal with various first aid emergencies.

When selecting courses specifically for workplace environments, they should meet the standards required for compliance with Health and Safety (First aid) regulations, like those delivered by professional training providers like Centaur Training Services, to help ensure regulated and quality-assured First Aid training is received.

Great places to start are the Level 3 First Aid at Work courses, designed to help improve the attendee’s knowledge and understanding of first aid requirements in the workplace. During the 3-day training course, students will learn about cross-infection, essential safety equipment use, incident management, and how to report emergencies in line with your business regulations. In addition, the course covers critical skills such as appropriately treating someone bleeding, choking, or suffering from shock. Experienced trainers explain how to deal with life-threatening conditions such as seizures, unconsciousness, or a non-breathing casualty. In addition, students will be shown how to handle a situation where the loss is having a heart attack, anaphylaxis, asthma, or cardiac arrest. All students are assessed by qualified expert trainers throughout the course, delivering a wealth of theoretical and practical knowledge.

In short, the First aid at Work1 and three-day courses give students the essential, life-saving skills that will prepare them for primary and urgent medical care in the workplace.

This Centaur Training administered course is indispensable for anyone looking to gain an understanding of first aid in the workplace and is an essential certification for anyone looking to become the designated first aider in their company. This course is accredited by FAIB but can be accredited by Qualsafe awards for a small extra fee, depending on your needs.

Attendees of the Level 3 First Aid at Work course will gain insight and skills that will allow them to:

  • Describe their role as the first aider and their duties in the workplace. They will also be able to reference the available medical equipment and when they need to be used.
  • Explain how they should report emergencies in line with their employer’s safety regulations.
  • Demonstrate how to administer medical treatment for various situations, including asthma, choking, bleeds, shock, unconsciousness, and seizures.
  • Understand the importance of basic hygiene in first aid procedures.
  • Treat patients who have injured their bones, require CPR, had a bang to their head, or suffer anaphylactic shock or breathing problems.
  • Demonstrate effective casualty care, management, and movement.
  • Explain how you can quickly and effectively treat someone who’s been crushed, inhaled smoke, poisoned, burned, or has abdominal pain/injury.

It is recommended that employers conduct regular risk assessments to select the most appropriate course and several first aiders for their business. This involves consideration of several factors, including hazards and risks in your workplace, number of employees, accident history, lone workers, and workforce distribution. If you are unsure about what first aid provisions you require, we have provided a link at the bottom of the Level 3 First Aid at Work course page. Follow the link titled ‘First Aid Requirements Calculator,’ which uses up-to-date HSE recommendations to find the right course for you quickly and easily.

To learn more about Centaur Training courses and get information about a wide range of off and on-site, and e-training courses, please visit our website www.centaurtraining.co.uk or call 01772 433080.

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