Health & Safety / First Aid
The courses in Health & Safety and First Aid are suitable for workers in any industry. These can also be adapted for rural situations. Courses catering for more specialised activities such as Paediatric First Aid and Safe use of Veterinary medicines are also available.
Health & Safety
Foundation Certificate in Health and Safety
This course aims to provide employees with health and safety understanding which will enable them to contribute to any health and safety management system. In particular, the course will enable the student to:
- Work in a safe and healthy manner and contribute to improving health and safety within an organisation.
- Identify key hazards in their own workplace.
- Understand the importance of health and safety rules and working procedures.
- Report potential health and safety problems.
- Be responsible for their own actions.
This course is aimed at those who carry out manual handling activities at work and introduces students to the hazards of manual handling, the risks involved and how to prevent injury when moving things. Topics include:
- Planning jobs to avoid manual handling.
- Manual handling injuries and the activities which cause them.
- Manual handling techniques.
- Use of mechanical aids .
This course is particularly useful for managers and supervisors but it will be equally beneficial to any other personnel contributing to the risk assessment process. Successful completion of the course will enable candidates to:
- Contribute to the risk assessment programmes at their workplaces.
- Conduct risk assessments.
- Organise and implement a risk assessment programme.
- Identify specific training needs for the activities being assessed.
- Assist employers in meeting legal requirements and promote improved standards of health and safety within their organisation.
Emergency First Aid
This course is the minimum training we would recommend
for prospective ‘appointed’ first aiders. Topics covered are:
- Assessing situations and taking appropriate
action, including informing emergency services
- Artificial ventilations and chest compressions
- Recovery position
- Clearing obstructed airways
- Controlling severe bleeding
- Recognising and treating shock
- Requirements of a first aid kit
- Reporting accidents in the workplace
- Head injuries
- Major illnesses
- Burns, scalds, poisons and fractures
- Chemical contamination.
First Aid at Work
This course provides more detailed training in all aspects of the Emergency First Aid course, together with the following additional topics:
- Spinal injury recovery position
- Strains, sprains, dislocations and fractures
- Moving casualties safely
- Miscellaneous conditions.
First Aid at Work - Refresher
This refresher course is aimed at current holders of a nationally recognised First Aid at Work Certificate. Content and objectives are as for the First Aid at Work course, with particular attention to any changes in first aid techniques since previous training.
Paediatric First Aid
It is now mandatory for all childminders to have First Aid training. This course is essential for anyone working with or having the care of children under the age of twelve years. Topics covered are:
- Allergic reactions
- Bites and stings
- Broken bones
- Eye injuries
- Febrile convulsions
- Heat stroke
- Nose bleeds
- Recovery position
- Sprains and strains
Safe use of veterinary medicines
Every person who has responsibility for the health, welfare and care of animals will undoubtedly on some occasion be required to administer a vetinary medicine.
This course meets Farm Assurance recommendations and aims to certificate and accredit people's competence in using, storing and accounting for vetinary medicines correctly and safely.