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Scottish First Aid Association

Scottish First Aid Association

stuart knox

I spent around 25 years in the workplace as a trained first aider, 18 of that as a motoring organisation patrol, often first on scene at road traffic accidents.

In 2014 I decided on a new career as a first aid trainer and in December that year gained my First Aid Trainer/Assessor and AED Trainer qualifications. I also hold a PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) and Train the Trainer qualifications.

Central First Aid Ltd is a member of the Scottish First Aid Association

why central first aid?

pass guarantee

In the unlikely event a delegate is unsuccessful during assessment, he or she will be invited back at a later date to retake the course at no extra cost. You only pay for the initial course.

competitive pricing

Prices are low but standards are high. The aim is to provide more value for less money. You don't always have to pay top prices for high quality! Discounts also available for group bookings!

your place or mine?

Courses are normally delivered in Paisley, however, if you have a group booking of four or more, there is also the option of having the course run on site at your premises.

courses

  • Recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (including cardiac arrest, heart attack, angina, stroke, epilepsy, asthma and diabetes).
  • Injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Eye injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Shock – hypovolaemic, cardiogenic and anaphylactic

Candidates will also be required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of First Aid at Work, in particular: The importance of infection control in first aid procedures The legal framework for first aid provision at work The use of first aid equipment provided in the workplace.

The qualification is assessed as set out below:

  • Continual assessment by the tutor.
  • Completion of a Theory Examination Paper to the satisfaction of the course tutor.
  • Demonstrating the ability to carry out CPR on an adult manikin.
  • Demonstrating the ability to carry out first aid for an unconscious casualty.
  • Demonstrating the ability to carry out first aid for a work place emergency situation.

  • The role of the first aider including the importance of preventing cross infection and RIDDOR
  • Managing the situation effectively in an emergency
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Burns and scalds
  • Choking
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Minor injuries (small cuts, grazes, etc.)

The qualification is assessed as set out below:

  • Continual assessment by the tutor.
  • Completion of a Theory Examination Paper to the satisfaction of the course tutor.
  • Demonstrating the ability to carry out CPR on an adult manikin.
  • Demonstrating the ability to carry out first aid for an unconscious casualty.
  • Demonstrating the ability to carry out first aid for a work place emergency situation.

  • First Aid Requirements for Early Years & Childcare
  • Records of Accidents and Incidents
  • First Aid Kit
  • Emergency Planning
  • Priorities of Treatment
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Recovery Position
  • Burns and scalds
  • Choking
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Minor injuries (small cuts, grazes, etc.)
  • Managing the situation effectively in an emergency
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious
  • Suspected fractures & dislocations
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Head Injuries
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Effects of Heat & Cold
  • Epilepsy/Febrile Convulsions
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Sickle Cell
  • Meningitis

  • Understand the role & responsibilities of the first aider
  • Assessing the situation and acting safely, effectively and promptly in an emergency
  • The Chain of Survival
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Basic anatomy & physiology of the heart
  • Overview of an AED
  • Care of AED equipment
  • Use of AED

  • Understand the role & responsibilities of the first aider
  • Sports First Aid Kit
  • The Chain of Survival
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Use of AED
  • Spinal Injury
  • Managing the Unconscious Casualty
  • Recovery Position
  • Choking
  • Head Injuries
  • Fractures & Dislocations
  • Strains & Sprains
  • Wounds & Shock
  • Dealing with Medical Conditions - Diabetes, Asthma, Angina & Heart Failure and Seizures

  • Pet proofing your home
  • How dogs show pain
  • Checking your dog’s health
  • Dog Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Breathing and respiratory problems including choking
  • Spinal Injury
  • Shock
  • Drowning
  • Choking
  • Wounds & Dressings
  • Fractures
  • Diabetes
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Hyperthermia/Hypothermia
  • Seizures
  • Poisoning, Bites & Stings
  • Puppies & Older Dogs
AED

First Aid at Work refreshers are recommended annually. These are of one day duration.
If you hold a current FAW certificate, you can undertake the requalification every three years which is a two day course. You can complete this course as long as your last FAW certificate hasn't expired any longer than 28 days, otherwise you must complete the full three day course again.

hse guidelines

As an employer what should you consider when evaluating first aid needs in the workplace?

How many first aiders do you need?
What course suits your needs?
What size of first aid kit(s) are required?
What stock do you need in the kit(s)?

High risk environments require First Aid at Work trained staff. Low risk environments require Emergency First Aid at Work trained staff. The number of trained staff needed is based on

1. the number of staff on duty
2. the risk of injury
3. the types of injuries most likely to occur.

Construction, manufacturing, food processing etc are classed as high risk. Office, retail etc. are generally low risk.

There may be situations where extra first aiders will be required, for example where there are various shifts.The first aid requirement must be met for all shifts so if you have a small workforce and only require one First Aid at Work trained employee, you would require another for the other shifts also. Annual leave and sickness periods should also be considered.


Whilst regulations only relate to providing first aid cover for employees, HSE recommend providing adequate cover for members of the public within your premises (e.g shops, restaurants etc). Where the minimum requirement may be an Emergency First Aid at Work qualification, the HSE recommend upgrading to a First Aid at Work qualification in such areas.

For detailed information look at HSE guidelines

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