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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 2 sections

  1. 1 Health and Safety Requirements
  2. 2 Dealing with an Emergency
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SECTION 1

This section looks at how the decision to have a first aid appointed person was made. It explains their role and duties. It looks at the accident record book, confidentiality, making sure all staff know how first aid is handled and it looks at what should be in the first aid kit.

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SECTION 2

This explains exactly what must be done in a first aid emergency situation. It tells the first aid appointed person what to look out for, so that they can tell the emergency services what they need to know and it explains how to call the emergency services. It encourages a calm, confident, assurance in the first aid appointed person – the last thing a casualty needs is to see someone panic and look like they don’t know what to do!

About this course

For many smaller low-risk companies, the legal minimum for first aid provision is to have someone in their company who simply looks after first aid - this is the First Aid Appointed Person. 

Over 600,000 non-fatal injuries happen in the workplace each year in the UK - it is therefore essential that there is at least one person available at all times to deal with any potential accidents and injuries. 

Our First Aid Appointed Person training programme explains exactly what the role of First Aid Appointed Person requires a member of staff to do, as well as introducing best practice in the event of an accident or injury at work. 

It is intended that our programme is used alongside First Aid Requirements in the Workplace (including RIDDOR). This programme will indicate the need for a first aid appointed person, as well as explaining the benefits to your organisation. Free trial and online demo available.

This eLearning course only provides awareness education. Face to face training would be needed in addition in order to complete all-round skills and knowledge to be able to carry this forward practically in your organisation. 

Keith Wickham, a presenter of First Aid Appointed Person Training

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The importance of First Aid Appointed Person Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple-choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This First-Aid Appointed Person Training course concludes with a 10 question multiple-choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your First Aid Appointed Person Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

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Why is this training important?

Compliance

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 requires employers to:

  • Provide adequate and appropriate first aid equipment
  • Provide adequate and appropriate first aid facilities
  • Provide adequate and appropriate first aid personnel
  • Provide Risk Assessments
  • Inform Employees of the First Aid arrangements

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.

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, Section 3 (1)

The legal minimum requirement is that someone is appointed to look after first aid requirements. They are not required to administer first aid and so do not need full first aid training, but they must be present to take charge if someone is injured or becomes ill at work. The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 must be followed by ALL workplaces, including those with fewer than 5 employees.

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