A number of our site foremen have recently completed comprehensive first aid training. Congratulations to all for passing the course and receiving their certificates.
The Level 3 First Aid at Work course was delivered by Freedom Leisure Training and is accredited by First Aid Awards. The course qualifies the attendees as a First Aider, enabling them to deal with an accident or injury in the workplace and provides them with the knowledge to identify a variety of possible illnesses and injuries, including assessing the need to seek further medical attention.
The syllabus laid out by First Aid Awards covers a wide range of topics including the principles of first aid, legal requirements, CPR (resuscitation), treatment for shock, heart attacks, head injuries, spinal injuries, fractures, burns, soft tissue injuries, heat-related illnesses, poisoning, seizures, asthma, allergic reactions and eye injuries.
The qualification meets the requirements of the Health and Safety Regulations (First Aid) 1981 and the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982. The qualification was delivered and assessed in accordance with current Resuscitation Council UK guidelines and is valid for three years.