First Aid At Work – Revalidation 2017-08-02T11:18:06+00:00

First Aid At Work – Revalidation

To revalidate your FAW certificate you must complete at least 12 hours training including the assessment. The course should include a revision of topics covered in the basic course, together with any new first aid procedures, which have been introduced since the last course.

All delegates also receive a course pack including a first aid manual and personal First Aid Kit.

Who should attend?

Anyone with a First Aid At Work certificate. This can be renewed up to three months before the expiry date.

If retraining has not been undertaken during this time, it should be completed within 28 days beyond the expiry date.

A new certificate issued during this extension period will be dated from the expiry date of the previous one.

Re-validation is granted after successfully carrying out the requirements of the syllabus in force at the time.

Any certificates issued by an approved organisation will be accepted by any other organisation approved by HSE.

What you will learn

The course will give you the knowledge and confidence to deal with a first aid emergency in the workplace and update you on any changes on protocol since your last course.

Course content

On completion of training successful candidates need to be able to apply the following competencies:

  • The ability to act safely, promptly and effectively when an emergency occurs at work;
  • The ability to administer cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) promptly and effectively;
  • The ability to administer first aid safely, promptly and effectively to a casualty who is unconscious;
  • The ability to administer first aid safely, promptly and effectively to casualty who:
    • Is wounded or bleeding;
    • Has been burned or scalded;
    • Is suffering from an injury to bones, muscles or joints;
    • Is suffering from shock;
    • Has an eye injury;
    • May be poisoned;
    • Has been overcome by gas or fumes;
  • The ability to transport a casualty safely as required by the circumstances of the workplace;
  • The ability to recognise minor illness and take appropriate action;
  • The ability to maintain simple factual records and provide written information to a doctor or hospital if required.

Students will also be required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of first aid at work, in particular of:

  • The importance of personal hygiene in first aid procedures;
  • The legal framework for first aid provision at work;
  • The use of first aid equipment provided in the workplace.

Course duration

Training courses, including final assessment, must last at least 12 contact hours.

The courses are usually offered over 2 days on a day release basis to assist employers to continue with their core business.

We can also tailor courses to each companies individual requirements for example at a week-end.

Assessment and certification

The qualification is assessed as set out below:

  • Continual assessment by the tutor;
  • Complete a 16 question, end of course worksheet (pass mark 12);
  • Externally assessed demonstrating the ability to carry out CPR on an adult manikin;
  • Externally assessed demonstrating the ability to carry out first aid for an unconscious casualty;
  • Externally assessed demonstrating the ability to carry out first aid for a work place emergency situation.

After completing a final assessment successful candidates receive an HSE approved certificate wallet card which is valid for three years.

This course is legally compliant with the current Health and Safety (first aid) Regulations 1981. Upon successful completion of this 3 day course, First Aiders are allowed to practise for three years after which a revalidation course becomes necessary. It is strongly recommended that you update your skills by completing the annual 3hr refresher course.