First Aid at Work

SQA SCQF Level 6 Award

The Award consists of two Scottish Qualifications Authority modules, which must be completed within a maximum of 10 weeks from starting the course.

Modules

Module 1 – Emergency First Aid at Work (Day 1)

On completion of the module, successful candidates will be able to:

• Understand the role of the first aider including reference to the use of available equipment and the

need for recording incidents and actions taken.

• Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an

emergency.

• Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious and breathing.

• Administer first aid to a casualty who is in seizure.

• Administer cardio pulmonary resuscitation utilising the Primary Survey approach.

• Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock.

• Administer first aid to a casualty who is bleeding.

• Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking.

• Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries.

Module 2 – Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace (Day 2 and 3)

On completion of the module, successful candidates will be able to:

 Recognise suspected fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains.

 Administer first aid for fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains.

 Recognise suspected head injuries including concussion, skull fracture, cerebral compression

and spinal injury.

 Administer first aid for suspected concussion, skull fracture, cerebral compression and spinal

injury.

 Recognise the different types of chest injury

 Administer first aid for chest injuries

 Recognise the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds

 Administer first aid for burns involving dry heat, wet heat, electricity and chemicals

 Identify the routes poisons take to enter the body

 Administer first aid to someone who has been poisoned

 Identify sources of information for treating someone who has been poisoned.

 Give examples of common eye injuries

 Administer first aid for eye injuries involving dust, chemicals and embedded objects

 Identify common triggers of anaphylaxis

 Recognise anaphylaxis

 Administer first aid for anaphylaxis

 Recognise the signs and symptoms of Heart Attack and Angina

 Administer first aid for a casualty suffering a Heart Attack or Angina.

 Recognise the signs and symptoms of Stroke

 Administer first aid for a casualty suffering a Stroke

 Recognise the signs and symptoms of Asthma

 Administer first aid for a casualty suffering an Asthma attack.

 Recognise the signs and symptoms of Diabetes

 Administer first aid for a casualty suffering a Diabetic Attack

 

Candidates attending Roslin Safety First Aid at Work courses will receive Automated External Defibrillator training as part of this course free of charge. Candidates will receive an up to date training manual along with tutor contact details should further advice / support be required. Web links and personal passwords enabling access to our IT-based support packages are issued following each course and will remain valid for a period of 3 years.

Assesment

As an approved centre, Roslin Safety Limited will satisfy the requirements of the Scottish Qualifications Authority in assuring consistency of delivery and assessment.

Practical skills are assessed continually by the instructional staff throughout the duration of the course. A written test is completed to confirm knowledge and understanding.

Certification

CQF Level 6 Certificates are issued directly from the Scottish Qualifications Authority and are delivered to either the candidate’s home address or their place of work should this be required. Certificates are valid for three years following which candidates will be required to requalify by completing a two-day First Aid at Work refresher course.

Prices

Initial 3-day course

Individual – £200 excl. VAT (£240 incl. VAT)

Group of 12 – £2000 excl. VAT (£2400 incl. VAT)

Recertification 2-day course

Individual – £130 excl. VAT (£156 incl. VAT)

Group of 12 – £1400 excl. VAT (£1680 incl. VAT)

Emergency First Aid at Work

Level 5 SQA Award

The Emergency First Aid at Work course normally takes place in one day with 6 hours of student contact; special arrangements can be made for clients requiring a more flexible delivery, which include weekend days or two evening sessions over the course of a week / fortnight at various local educational facilities.

Skills

On completion of the course, successful candidates will be able to:

  • Understand the role of the first aider including reference to the use of available equipment and the need for recording incidents and actions;
  • Understand the importance of basic hygiene in first aid procedures;
  • Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious and/or in seizure;
  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded or bleeding and/or in shock;
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;
  • Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries.

Assesment

As an approved centre, Roslin Safety satisfies the requirements of the Scottish Qualifications Authority in assuring consistency of delivery and assessment.

Practical skills are assessed continually throughout day one of the course with candidates confirming this during a short scenario-based assessment at the end of the session. Candidates are also required to complete a written test to confirm knowledge and understanding.

Reasonable adjustments are for candidates requiring specialist assistance as detailed in Roslin Safety policy document Equality and Diversity.

Certification

SCQF Level 5 Certificates are issued directly from the Scottish Qualifications Authority and are delivered to either the candidate’s home address or their place of work should this be required. Certificates are valid for three years following which candidates will be required to re-qualify by completing another one day Emergency First Aid at Work course.

Prices

£60 + VAT per head

Please contact us to discuss a discounted group price for delivery of this course at your premises

Prices are inclusive of SQA registration and certificate issue following the successful completion of the course.

Prices and dates for alternative delivery models can be provided on request.

CPR & AED Training

Defibrillation is an effective therapy for cardiac arrest, the time from collapse to delivery of the first shock contributing to the person’s chance of surviving the incident. Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) are now readily available and are considered a realistic strategy for reducing death rates during cardiac emergencies.

No previous experience is necessary; this qualification is suitable for anyone wishing to develop their basic life support skills.

Course Duration

The AED operator’s course is carried out over a half day period. Our course is limited to 12 candidates to ensure maximum instructor support for candidates. Alternative arrangements can be made for clients requiring training for more than 12 staff.

Course content

  • Incident Management – a systematic approach which will help you to deal with the incident whilst keeping yourself safe.
  • Basic Life Support – vital signs, dealing with a person who is choking, cardio pulmonary resuscitation and recovery position.
  • Heart Rhythms and how to identify when to apply defibrillation.
  • Applying defibrillation.
  • AED care and maintenance.

Assessment

Candidates will undertake a practical skill test undertaken with a partner. Knowledge and understanding is confirmed through a multiple choice written examination. A written report can be provided to employers on request detailing candidate performance and any additional training needs identified following the assessment.

Prices

Individual – £30
Group of 12 – £300

Paediatric Emergency First Aid at Work

The Paediatric Emergency First Aid course normally takes place in one day with 6 hours of student contact; special arrangements can be made for clients requiring a more flexible delivery, which include weekend days or two evening sessions over the course of a week / fortnight at various local educational facilities.

Course Duration

1 day 6 hours of tutor contact

Course content

-Role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider

-Incident and casualty assessment

-Dealing with an infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally

-Dealing with an unconscious casualty – An infant and a child who is breathing normally including recovery position.

-Management of seizure

-Dealing with a choking casualty

-Anaphylaxis – Recognition and treatment of anaphylaxis

-Shock – Recognition and treatment of shock in an infant and a child

-External bleeding

-Minor injuries

Certification

Certification – QA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF) – 1 unit.

Prices

£40 per head + VAT

Paediatric First Aid

The Paediatric First Aid course normally takes place over two days with 12 hours of student contact; special arrangements can be made for clients requiring a more flexible delivery, which include weekend days or evening sessions over the course of a week / fortnight at various local educational facilities

Course Duration

2 days 12 hours of tutor contact

Course content

-Day 1 – Paediatric Emergency First Aid

-Day 2 – content

-Bites and stings: Complications and treatment

-Eyes, ears and nose conditions: Recognition and treatment

-Fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains

-Head and spinal injuries

-Chronic medical conditions or sudden illness: Recognition and management of sickle cell syndrome, diabetes, asthma, meningitis and febrile convulsions.

-Body temperature: Recognition and management of extremes of heat and cold (hypo and hyperthermia)

-Electric shock

-Burns and scalds

-Poisonous substances: Types, recognition and treatment

Certification

Certification – QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) – 2 units.

Prices

£75 per head + VAT

Annual Skills Refresher

The Health and Safety Executive recommends that an annual refresher course is undertaken to maintain skill sets.

Content

    • Keeping yourself safe – preventing cross-infection and hazard assessment.
    • Incident Management – a systematic approach which will help you to deal with the incident.
    • Unconsciousness – managing the unconscious casualty to ensure an open airway, includes dealing with seizure.
    • CPR – dealing with a casualty who is not breathing.
    • Choking – dealing with a choking casualty.
  • Wounds & Bleeding – dealing with external & internal bleeding and how to deal with shock.

Certification

This course is not certificated although a letter confirming completion can be provided if required for continual professional development records.

Prices

Individual – £25 (half Day)

Group of 12 – £25

Combined Annual Skills and AED Refresher Course

Our combined annual skills and AED refresher course is designed for clients who provide their staff with an opportunity to maintain their First Aid at Work/Emergency First Aid at Work and defibrillator operator skills.

Annual refresher training is recommended by the Health and Safety Executive and Resuscitation Council.

Content

 – Keeping yourself safe – preventing cross-infection and hazard assessment.
– Incident Management – a systematic approach which will help you to deal with the incident.
– Unconsciousness – managing the unconscious casualty to ensure an open airway, includes dealing with seizure.
– CPR – dealing with a casualty who is not breathing.
– Choking – dealing with a choking casualty.
– Wounds & Bleeding – dealing with external & internal bleeding and how to deal with shock.
– Defibrillation.

Certification

Annual refresher training is not certificated, however a letter of completion can be provided for continuous professional development purposes.

Prices

Individual – £40 (6 hours)
Group of 10 – £300 (6 hours)