The First Aid at Work Refresher course will update and re-qualify employees up to the standard required by the HSE for the purpose of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
First Aid Legislation – October 2013
As of the 1st October 2013 the Health and Safety Executive is no longer required to formally approve first aid training and qualifications for the workplace. The law still states that employers should provide adequate and appropriate equipment and personnel to provide assistance to injured or ill colleagues, and provide trained first aiders based on their own needs assessment, this has not changed. The HSE will still ensure a standard of first aid training for the workplace is maintained.
A Training Provider You Can Trust
You must ensure that where your needs assessment indicates you need first aiders, they receive training that will teach them the necessary first aid skills and leave them feeling confident that they could respond to an emergency. To guarantee this, you should pick a training provider you can trust.
First Aid at Work Refresher by the British Red Cross
All public First Aid at Work Refresher training courses listed on this website are delivered by the British Red Cross. The British Red Cross is a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. They are the one of the worlds leading first aid training organisations delivering first aid courses of the highest quality and standard to some of the worlds leading organisations. When you book a first aid training course with Envico you are helping to fund their humanitarian work and the first aid advice and support continues after your course ends.
- Two Days
What Will Attendees Learn?
On completion of the First Aid at Work Refresher course, candidates will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills from the FAAW manual. These topics include:
- The Aims and Priorities of First Aid
- Burns and ScaldsLaws and Regulations
- Protection From Infection
- Infectious Diseases
- Recognition of Illness
- Site Survey
- Transport of Casualties
- Basic Life Support
- Miscellaneous Conditions
- Burns and Scalds
- Casualty Examination
- Head Injuries
- Chain of Survival
- Communication and Delegation Compression
- Stroke Legal framework
- Wounds and Bleeding
- Record Keeping
- Bone, Joint and Muscle injuries
- Electric Shock
- Unconscious Casualties
- Anaphylactic Shock
- Smoke, Gas and Chemicals
- Recovery Position
- Heart Attack
- Crush Injuries
- Effects of Heat and Cold
- Spinal Injuries
- Important Information
Please note: Existing First Aid at Work qualifications will remain valid until the expiry date on the certificate. There is no longer a grace period to renew the first aid qualification. Therefore once the date on the certificate has expired the individual is no longer a registered first aider. We would strongly suggest that this is taken in to account when booking a re-qualification course.
FAW or EFAW certificates that expired after 16 March 2020 can remain valid until 31 October 2020 or 6 months from date of expiry, whichever is later. All re-qualification training for these certificates should be completed by 31 March 2021.
To qualify for the extension, employers must be able to demonstrate that:
- they have made every effort to arrange re-qualification training as soon as possible and can explain in detail why they have not been able to do so. For example, they must show evidence that staff with expired certificates are booked on to EFAW or FAW re-qualification courses, if requested by an inspector
- they have adequate and appropriate equipment and facilities to give first aid to any employee who is injured or becomes ill at work
- the level of first aid cover provided remains appropriate for their particular work environment
- the level of first aid provision necessary in high risk settings is fully maintained, eg in construction, agriculture, engineering and chemicals
This guidance now applies to employers in England, Scotland and Wales.