It is an employer’s responsibility to ensure they have sufficient qualified First Aiders to fulfill their First Aid needs at all times. It is also the employer’s responsibility to decide what those First Aid needs are.
In line with the Health and Safety, employers must ensure that first aid provision is ‘adequate and appropriate in the circumstances’. To fulfill this criterion it is recommended that employers assess their First Aid needs by identifying any specific work hazards and ensuring that sufficient first aid equipment, facilities and personnel are available to deal with the possible consequences of these hazards. This could range from calling for an ambulance to providing assistance to a casualty by administering first aid.
Future Focus Ltd recommends that the following factors should be considered when assessing First Aid needs;
§ the nature of the work and workplace hazards and risks;
§ the size of the organisation;
§ the nature of the workforce;
§ the organisation’s history of accidents;
§ the needs of travelling, remote and lone workers;
§ work patterns;
§ the distribution of the workforce;
§ the remoteness of the site from emergency medical services;
§ employees working on shared or multi-occupied sites;
§ annual leave and other absences of first-aiders and appointed persons;
§ first-aid provision for non-employees.
First Aid at Work (FAW) – A Qualification achieved through a 15 hour course that includes all the features of the EFAW and also equips the first-aider to administer first aid to a range of specific injuries and illness.
Price is Euro 40 including tuition, course material and exam
There are no entry requirements for this course but students are expected to have a good working knowledge of English.