FAW Requalification

Who is this qualification for?
For persons who hold a current First Aid at Work certificate a renewal is needed after 3 years.

How long will it take?
To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 12 hours of refresher training, typically over 2 days. 

Topics covered
  • Introduction 
  • Principles of first aid 
  • Vital signs  
  • Incident procedure 
  • Treatment of an Unresponsive Casualty 
  • Bleeding and Shock 
  • Practical scenarios 
  • Basic life support Heart attack and Chain of survival theory 
  • Basic Life Support Non-Heart Attack (child/drowning) 
  • Choking 
  • Minor Injuries – soft tissue injury, fractures and dislocations 
  • Serious injuries – including injuries to the head, spine and torso 
  • Hypothermia/ Hyperthermia 
  • Insulation and shelter – with relevance to the working environment 
  • Common medical problems – includes angina/conscious heart attack, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy (seizures), faints, anaphylaxis and stroke 
  • Conscious casualty positioning 
  • Burns, scalds and electric shock 
  • Poisons 
  • Eye injuries 
  • First aid kits  
  • Legislation and Administration – including record keeping 
  • AED training - includes theory and safety issues, practical scenarios utilising a training unit, documentation and maintenance 
  • Manual handling considerations in first aid provision 

Assessment method
This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and written/ oral questioning.
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