Meet your first aid needs with this 3-day course.
During the course, you’ll learn techniques and topics such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), treating burns, head injuries and all the topics the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) deems important for higher risk environments.
Therefore, Level 3 First Aid at Work is ideal for workplaces such as factories, construction sites and warehouses.
Passing the course certifies you as a first aider who has an understanding of managing major illness and injury. Thus, helping you to comply with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
Take a look at our upcoming open course dates above. Or, read about the course, below.
First Aid at Work Content
Our First Aid at Work course comprises of 2 units: Emergency First Aid at Work and Recognition & Management of Illness & Injury.
The full course content is as follows:
UNIT 1 – Emergency First Aid at Work
- Roles and Responsibilities of a First Aider
- Roles and responsibilities of a first aider
- Minimising the risk of infection to yourself and others
- Consent: When, how and why you need it.
- Assessing an Incident
- Conducting a scene survey
- Conducting a primary survey (DR ABCD)
- Asking for Assistance
- Unresponsive Casualties
- Knowing when to conduct Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Practicing the CPR technique
- Knowing when to place a casualty into the Recovery Position
- Practicing the Recovery Position technique
- Treating seizures
- Identifying signs of severe and mild choking
- Practicing the abdominal thrust technique
- External Bleeding
- Identifying the severity of the external bleeding
- Practicing bandaging technique
- Identifying the symptoms of shock
- Treating a casualty who is experiencing shock
- Minor Injuries
- Treating casualties with small cuts, bruises, splinters, etc
- Applying first aid to minor burns and scalds
UNIT 2 – Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury
- Secondary Survey
- Collecting information about a casualty
- Conducting a head to toe survey
- Injuries to Bones, muscles and joints
- Signs of fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains
- Treating fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains
- Tying a support sling and an elevated sling
- Head and spinal injuries
- Signs of head and spinal injuries
- First aid for head injuries
- Practicing first aid for spinal injuries
- Chest injuries
- Signs of a suspected flail chest or penetrating chest injury
- Treating a flail chest or penetrating chest injury
- Burns and scalds
- Factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds
- Treating burns from dry heat
- Treating burns from wet heat
- Treating burns from electricity
- Treating burns from chemicals
- Eye injuries
- Treating eye injuries involving dust, chemicals and embedded objects.
- How poison enters the body
- Treating a casualty for sudden poisoning
- Finding sources of information for treating sudden poisoning
- Causes of anaphylaxis
- Symptoms of anaphylaxis
- Treating anaphylactic shock
- Major Illnesses
- Recognise and treat a suspected heart attack, stroke, epileptic seizure, asthma attack and diabetic emergency.
Assessment and Certification
First aid is a highly practical subject which means you’ll get the chance to perform numerous practical activities during the 3 days (CPR, the Recovery Position, etc). Whilst you complete each task, your tutor will assess your capability to make sure that you are performing each technique correctly.
In addition, you’ll sit a multiple-choice question paper.
You must pass both the practical assessment and the question paper to gain your certificate.
After passing, you’ll receive your certificate which is valid for 3 years. When your 3 years is up, a two-day refresher course is available if you wish to continue practicing. Bear in mind, the refresher course requires candidates to have an in-date First Aid at Work certificate.
Highfield Qualifications accredits our First Aid at Work course which, in turn, is regulated by OFQUAL and CCEA.
Who needs First Aid at Work training?
First Aid at Work is suitable for any business or school.
The in-depth content makes it ideal for higher risk environments and for managing first aid in the workplace.
Your company’s risk assessments should identify your first aid requirements and outline the type and number of first aiders you require.
If you are looking for guidance, look at the HSE’s recommendations in this advice sheet.
If you are looking for a basic first aid course, consider our 1-day Emergency First Aid at Work course.
First Aid at Work for Schools
Got a large group of staff that need training? Save time and hassle by booking us to deliver a First Aid at Work course at your school.
You’ll get the flexibility to choose times and dates that suit you including evenings and school training days.
Additional first aid courses for schools include: