The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require that every employer makes adequate first aid provision in the workplace applicable to the risks encountered within that workplace. In addition the regulations require that sufficient suitably qualified persons are employed to render first aid to employees should the need arise.
The level of training required will vary between businesses from those with minor risks requiring persons with an Emergency First Aid at Work qualification all the way to those that require a full time medical team including Doctors and Nurses (such as some chemical manufacturing processes).
‘Sufficient’ numbers can also be less than straight forward. An office environment with 20 employees working from 0900 to 1700, Monday to Friday, may only require one qualified person. Conversely a business with 20 employees operating three shifts a day, 7 days a week may need 8 qualified people.
RLR services can assist with the risk assessment process (normally over the phone) and advise the customer on the most appropriate number of qualified persons and level of training required.
600/7379/2 Emergency First Aid at Work - 1 day FAA Level 2 Award – 1 QCF Credit
600/1852/5 Defibrillation (CPR & AED) – 1 day FAA Level 2 Award – 1 QCF Credit
500/9920/6 Paediatric First Aid – 2 day FAA Level 2 Award – 2 QCF Credits
600/7380/9 First Aid at Work – 3 day FAA Level 3 Award – Initial qualification – 3 QCF Credits
600/7380/9 First Aid at Work – 2 day FAA Level 3 Award – Re-qualification
500/9915/2 Activity First Aid – 2 day FAA Level 2 Award – 2 QCF Credits
Courses are held in our offices in Trowbridge or bespoke courses can be run at customer premises nationwide.
Anyone who would like to hold a first aid qualification whether for work related activities or the home. There is no requirement for prior learning or specialist equipment.
The 1 day Emergency First Aid qualification is registered with JAUPT and can count as 7 hours of driver cpc training.
The Awards fit into the Qualifications and Credit Framework in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They count as credits for learners and are recognised throughout the EU. (HSE qualifications are only recognised in the UK).