Assessor´s guide to passing your First Aid at Work exam
1. The assessors are there to pass you, not to try and catch you out. When you come across a casualty who isn’t breathing, in a few minutes they will be dead. Doing something gives them a chance of survival, and we want people to do something. As long as what you do will be of some benefit and not make the situation worse, the assessors will be happy!
2. Keep the First Aid Simple. There are only a few things you need to remember to pass your First Aid exam. I’ll list them here.
- Danger Response Airway Breathing Compressions
- Rest & Reassure
People try to make First Aid more complicated than it is. A Casualty will automatically make themselves comfortable so 90% of the time don’t move them. Talk to the casualty, It will help to relax both you and them! Try to find out if the casualty has any medical conditions or is on any medication, then pass the buck to the paramedics.
3. Have a go at the quizzes that can be found under the interactive section of this site. Any questions you get wrong look up in the notes. Do not be afraid to ask your trainer any questions (If you want to know something, then other people in your groups probably do too)
4. RELAX! Easier said than done, but it really is nothing to worry about.
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What is the First Aid at Work Training course?
The First Aid at Work training course is designed to enable people designated as a First Aider to carry out appropriate first aid in an emergency situation at work.
At the end of the course the candidate will be able to manage a casualty who is injured at work, or suffers from a serious illness, while waiting for more qualified medical help to arrive.
Candidates will also have knowledge of the legal requirement of First Aid at Work, be able to undertake simple record keeping and maintain simple records of treatment, accident reporting (RIDDOR), and know the contents of first aid boxes (what they should contain and want they should not contain).
Each First Aid at Work training course is specifically designed depending on the candidate’s workplace.
3 Day First Aid at Work Training Course:
The aims and objectives of the First Aid at Work (FAW) training course are to enable people to carry out appropriate first aid in an emergency situation. Each course is specifically designed depending on the candidate’s workplace.
This Course is delivered over three days.
2 Day First Aid at Work Refresher Course:
The aims and objectives of the First Aid at Work (Refresher) training course are to update the candidate’s first aid skills and knowledge, and to enable people to carry out appropriate first aid in an emergency situation. Each course is specifically designed depending on the candidate’s workplace.
Attendance on this course is open to holders of a valid First Aid at Work Certificate issued under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. The current certificate should be in date before the refresher course starts. On successful completion a certificate will be issued under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
This Course is delivered over two days.
Dress for the course should be casual. Ladies are advised to wear trousers.
Course Assessment Process:
Two outside assessors assess First Aid at Work training courses. All instructors and assessors satisfy the criteria issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). It is a requirement of the HSE that they keep their training and assessing skills up to date. The instructor will monitor candidates’ performances during the course by ongoing assessment.
Certificates are valid for three years from the date of issue.
- Incident Management
- Management of the Unconscious Casualty.
- Control of Bleeding.
- Management of Burns.
- Head Injuries.
- Spinal Injuries.
- How to Recognize and Treat Common Medical Conditions.
- Record Keeping.
- Contents of First Aid Boxes.
- Demonstrate Safe Use of the Automated External Defibrillator. (AED)
At Medi Aid you can train at our place or at yours. Train with us at one of our scheduled training event days or simply contact us about training at your address. We can accomodate both small and large groups
Accredited & Compliant
Medi Aid is compliant with the First Aid Industry Body, as well as the Health & Safety executive (HSE) and the Federation of First Aid Training organisations (FOFATO)
26+ years experience
Medi Aid has been teaching first aid throughout the South East of England for over 25 years. You can be confident our expert trainers will guide you every step of the way