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Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work

Course Overview

Candidates successfully completing this course will be entitled to act as a first-aider in the workplace. This First aid at Work course includes the 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work course and also equips the first-aider to apply first aid to an extensive range of specific injuries and illnesses. This course complies with the Health and Safety (First-Aid) regulations 1981 (Appendix 5 Content of a First Aid at Work (FAW) course).

Course Modules

Unit 1: Emergency First aid in the Workplace

Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace

What the course Covers

Unit 1 covers the following topics:

  • roles and responsibilities of a first aider;
    • cross infection;
    • recording incidents & actions;
    • use of available equipment;
  • assessing an incident;
  • unconscious casualties (including seizure);
  • cardio pulmonary resuscitation;
  • Safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator;
  • choking;
  • wounds and bleeding;
  • shock;
  • minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters);

Unit 2 covers the following topics:

  • secondary survey;
  • injuries to bones, joints and muscles (including spinal injuries);
  • suspected head and spinal injuries;
  • chest injuries;
  • burns and scalds;
  • eye injuries;
  • sudden poisoning;
  • anaphylaxis;
  • major illnesses (heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma & diabetes);
  • serious bleeding including:
    • embedded objects;
    • sucking chest wound;
    • amputations;
How is this Course assessed

Activities, test paper, practical assessments

Course Duration

3 Days

Delivery Type
Course Qualification
Successful candidates will be awarded the Level 3 First Aid at Work certificate valid for 3 years.
Suggested Progression
  • recommended annual refresher training;
  • mandatory requalification training every three years;
  • automated external defibrillation training
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