Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work RQF qualification is tailored for smaller workplaces and for staff who work in low hazard environments. This 6 hour course is designed to train candidates in both theoretical and practical aspects of First Aid to the standard required by the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
The Course Duration:
The minimum contact hours of this qualification, excluding breaks, should be for a minimum period of 6 hours over 1 day.
Please note – The recommendation is that learners refresh their knowledge annually. (Previously HSE)
Maximum number of trainees:
It is recommended that the qualification should operate on a ratio of (a maximum of) 12 learners to 1 tutor
Upon successful completion all students are awarded a recognised First Aid Certificate and pocket Card which is valid for 3 years.
Course content includes:
- 1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider
- 1.2 Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
- 1.3 Identify the need for establishing consent to provide first aid
- 1.4 Complete an accident report form
- 1.5 Identify the first aid equipment that should be
available in a workplace
- 1.6 Describe the safe use of first aid equipment.
- 2. Be able to assess an incident 2.1 Conduct a scene survey
- 2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
- 2.3 Give examples of when to call for help.
- 3. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
- 3.1 Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness
- 3.2 Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing
- 3.3 Explain why it is important to place an unconscious
casualty into the recovery position
- 3.4 Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position
- 3.5 Manage a casualty who is in seizure.
- 4. Be able to manage an unresponsive
- 4.1 Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
- 4.2 Demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
using a manikin and Defibrillator Awareness
- 5. Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking.
- 5.1 Describe how to identify a casualty with a
• Partially blocked airway
• Completely blocked airway
- 5.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking.
- 6. Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding
- 6.1 Identify the types of external bleeding
- 6.2 Control external bleeding
- 7. Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock
- 7.1 Recognise shock
- 7.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock.
- 8. Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury
- 8.1 Administer first aid to a casualty with small cuts,
grazes and bruises
- 8.2 Administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns
- 8.3 Administer first aid to a casualty with small
- The qualification is assessed via on-going oral questioning and practical demonstration.