First Aid at Work (FAAW) – level 3

First aid at Work (FAAW) level 3 is a three day course providing you with a set of practical skills needed to become a first aider in the workplace.
By the end of the course, you should have both the ability and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies.

Who is the Course for?

First aid at Work (FAAW) is aimed at people looking to become first aiders.
This course will teach them the essentials of performing First Aid in the workplace.
An employee might attend this course because their employer has nominated them to become a first aider.

About the course

Providing you pass, at the end of the course you will receive a qualification that will last for 3 years. Over the three days, you will complete unit 1 & 2. Unit 1 will be completed on the first day, with unit 2 being completed over the following 2 days. The course is made up of practical demonstrations, questioning and a written assessment.

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • What is first aid?
  • Legislation
  • Responsibilities
  • Action in an emergency
  • Primary survey
  • Secondary assessment
  • The respiratory system
  • Resuscitation and AED
  • Disorders of respiration
  • Disorders of circulation
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Seizures
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Foreign objects & unit Closer

Day 2

  • Introduction
  • Recap on primary survey and secondary assessment
  • Bone, joints and muscle injuries
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Chest and abdominal injuries

Day 3

  • Specialised burn injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Major illnesses
  • Course closer

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