Employers have a legal duty to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.
An employer shall provide, or ensure that there are provided, such equipment and facilities as are adequate and appropriate in the circumstances for enabling first-aid to be rendered to his employees if they are injured or become ill at work.
When working at height these rules still apply. First aid cover should be provided based on a First Aid Needs Assessment.
This course encompasses the requirements for the delivery of Emergency First Aid in the work place as guided by the Health and Safety Executive but with greater focus on work at height related injuries. As with any Xytec course the focus is on effective practical application as well as high standards of knowledge and understanding.
This is a classroom based course designed to familiarise delegates with the core requirements of The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 as well as train them to confidently administer emergency first aid in accordance with HSE guidelines.
This course focuses on and certifies to the accident and emergency elements of the First Aid at Work syllabus but is adapted to meet the needs for Work at Height.
Delegates will be assessed by the trainer during the course and a final written and practical assessment will complete the certification process.
Delegates attending this course must meet the following minimum standards…
- A professional attitude and a willingness to learn.
- A good understanding of written and spoken English.
- Numeracy skills.
- Confidence, Aptitude and Inclination.
Who is this course for?
Anybody who has a need or desire to enhance their knowledge and skill for the delivery of effective emergency first aid treatment in regards to work at height.
This course will address
- Detailed look at The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
- Understanding the role of the first-aider.
- Understanding the contents of a BS 8599 Fist Aid Kit.
- Understanding the importance of a First Aid Needs Assessment.
- Understanding the need and process for recording incidents and accidents.
- Assessing situations and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in emergency situations.
- Realising the importance of preventing cross infection.
- Administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
- Administering first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding.
- Administering first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock.
- Administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure).
- Administering first aid to a casualty with chest injuries.
- Administering first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds.
- Administering first aid to a casualty with eye injuries.
- Administering first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints.
- Administering first aid to a casualty with suspected spinal injuries.
Content and Delivery in accordance with
- The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
- Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications 2017 v6.
Additional Reference Material
- Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974.
- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
- HSE Basic advice on first aid at work INDG347 (rev2).
- BS 8599-2011 Specification for the contents of workplace first aid kits.
- Work at Height Regulations 2005.