Southampton First Aid

First Aid At Work - 3 Day Course From £199

At our classrooms in central Southampton we offer the full range of first aid courses including the level 3 first aid at work course. With onsite parking, regular course dates, online booking and excellent local facilities we feel we offer the perfect service for your companies first aid training.

Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (FAW)

This comprehensive 3 day first aid at work course is for people intending to act as a First Aider at Work. The course is designed to provide the First Aider with the skills necessary to give effective life support, diagnose and treat injuries or illness, and maintain care and comfort of the casualty. With an emphasis on dealing with life threatening situations and keeping the casualty alive until professional help arrives.

Our instructors deliver dynamic courses that relate the subjects being taught to real life situations. This makes our training more applicable to your first aider’s and helps them gain vital life saving skills and knowledge. As a result they will be able to deal confidently and competently with a wide range of situations that could arise in your workplace.


First Aid At Work Course Duration

This course is normally run over 3 consecutive days, but bespoke courses can be run to meet your schedule.


First Aid At Work Course Syllabus

A range of subjects is covered including:

Define their role as an emergency first aider.
Describe how to minimise risks to themselves and others.
Identify the need of establishing consent to provide first aid.
Complete an accident report form.
Identify first aid equipment that should be available in the workplace.
Describe the safe use of first aid equipment.
Conduct a scene survey, a primary casualty assessment and call for help.
Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness, open a casualty’s airway and check breathing. 
Explain the importance of the recovery position.
Demonstrate how to place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position.
Manage a casualty who is having a seizure.
Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Demonstrate how to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) using a manikin.
Describe how to identify and treat a choking casualty with a partially and completely blocked airway.
Identify types of external bleeding and how to control bleeding.
Recognise shock and how to manage a casualty who is in shock.
Administer first aid to casualties with cuts, grazes, bruises, minor burns, scalds and small splinters.
Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history.
Conduct a head to toe survey.Recognise and administer first aid for fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains.
Recognise and administer first aid for concussion, skull fracture, cerebral compression and spinal injury.
Recognise and administer first aid for different types of chest injuries.
Recognise the factors that affect severity of burns and administer first aid for burns involving dry heat, wet heat, electricity and chemicals.
Give examples of eye injuries and administer first aid for eye injuries involving dust, chemicals and embedded objects.
Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body and administer first aid for those affected by sudden poisoning.
Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis, recognise and administer first aid for casualty suffering from anaphylaxis.
Recognise and administer first aid for major illnesses including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma and diabetes.


Course Assessment

Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a short assessment at the end of the course.

Course Certification

This course is certified with a certificate lasting for 3 years. Course includes a comprehensive first aid manual & course handouts. 

The HSE recommend that all Emergency First Aiders at work attend a  3 hour First Aid Refresher course annually, to ensure that they are up to date with procedures and to reduce the level of “first aid skill fade”.

Course Student Numbers

A maximum of 8 students per course instructor. Because we have multiple instructors we can run courses for 8+ students, please enquire for details. 

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