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First Aid at Work

First Aid at Work is the essential training course for people who want to be qualified in first aid for the workplace. It's ideal for businesses, schools or other organisations who need staff with first aid training, and it's ideal for security staff, events stewards and door supervisors too.

The training, which is delivered in Oxford, is HSE-approved and lasts for 3 days. It covers a wide range of first aid incidents, from resuscitation to burns, and we ensure you leave the course feeling confident to handle any first aid incident at work.

What do I learn?
You study a range of subjects, including:
• legalities, responsibilities and reporting
• assessment of the situation
• dealing with an unresponsive casualty
• fractures and spinal injuries
• shock (including anaphylaxis)
• control of bleeding
• resuscitation
• bandaging
• heart attacks
• choking, head injuries, shock, eye injuries, poisoning, chest injuries, strains and sprains, burns, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy

Teaching/learning methods:
We use interactive and varied teaching methods to give you the experience you need to feel confident in dealing with first aid incidents. The delivery includes practical scenarios, videos and group work.

Assessment methods:
You will be assessed throughout the course on your ability to deal with the different types of incident we go through. There will also be a brief written test at the end of each day.
What do I gain?
On successful completion of the course, you will gain a qualification to the highest level of first aid which meets the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Subject to assessment all participants will be issued with a First Aid at Work certificate (and wallet card) approved by the Health and Safety Executive. This qualification is valid for three years and can be renewed by attending a suitable refresher course.
What do I need?
To do this course you need:
• a reasonable level of fitness
• to be at least 14 years old

No prior qualifications are required. Courses are restricted to 12 students. Students must be a minimum of 14 years of age.

On the day itself, all you need is a pen and a notepad.
What do I gain?
On successful completion of the course you will be required to attend a refresher course of two days. It is recommended that you attend a three-hour refresher annually.
What else do I need to know?
This training course runs at our Blackbird Leys campus. Class hours are 9am until 5pm.
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