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First aid at work

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First aid at work

Dates: 11 October 2019 09:30 am - 04:30 pm
25 October 2019 09:30 am - 04:30 pm
01 November 2019 09:30 am - 04:30 pm
Course duration: 3 days
Venue: Bob Allan Conference Centre, Saracen House, 139 Saracen Street, Glasgow, G22 5AZ
Costs: Members £250.00 / Non-Members £295.00

Who’s it for and what’s it about?

It is a legal duty for employers to ensure that if a member of staff takes ill or is injured while at work, immediate care and attention is provided. This course has been designed to ensure that delegates develop the skills and knowledge to provide that care and attention if and when it is required.

SHARE has been working for many years with the trainers and staff of St Andrews First Aid to offer this course and it has been a beneficial relationship. This is more important now that the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) no longer approve training providers but leave the employer to conduct their own due diligence and check that providers meet the necessary quality assurance requirements.

The HSE continue to recognise St Andrews First Aid as a standard bearer in providing first aid training and so we can be confident that by attending this course you will be receiving training with the highest level of quality assurance – plus you don’t need to do your own due diligence!

Course content

Understanding the role of the first-aider including reference to:

  • the importance of preventing cross-infection;
  • the need for recording incidents and actions;
  • use of available equipment;
  • Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
  • Administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
  • Providing appropriate first aid for minor injuries

Administering First Aid to a casualty with:

  • Injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Eye injuries
  • Sudden poisoning
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Recognising the presence of major illness and providing appropriate First Aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma and diabetes)

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a First Aider.
  • How to prevent cross infection; record incidents and actions
  • How to use available first aid equipment
  • You will also learn how to respond to various situations including:
  • Assess and administer CPR
  • Administer the recovery position.
  • Deal with choking, suspected spinal injuries, minor and major bleeding and shock
  • Treat burns, head injuries, broken bones and eye injuries.
  • Deal with seizures


Certification: Assessment is ongoing throughout the course. The certificate for successful completion of this course is valid for three years.

Trainer:  Helen Macintyre