The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to enable first-aid to be given to employees if they are injured or become ill at work. These regulations apply to all workplaces including those with five or fewer employees and to the self-employed.

The CIEH Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work is a two-unit, three-day course that will enable successful candidates to act as a first aider in their workplace.

  • Unit 1: Emergency First aid in the Workplace
  • Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace

Overview

The training programme for Unit 1 covers the following topics:

  • roles and responsibilities of a first aider
  • assessing an incident
  • unconscious casualties
  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • choking
  • external bleeding
  • shock
  • minor injuries

The training programme for Unit 2 covers the following topics:

  • secondary survey
  • injuries to bones, joints and muscles
  • suspected head and spinal injuries
  • chest injuries
  • burns and scalds
  • eye injuries
  • sudden poisoning
  • anaphylaxis
  • major illnesses

Course Duration

3 Days.

Assessment method

Activities, Test Paper & Practical Assessment.

Certification

On successful completion of the course and examination, candidates will receive a CIEH Certificate.

Requalification

The CIEH Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work certificate is valid for three years. In order to requalify after three years, candidates must be assessed again against all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria in the unit of assessment. The training programme for requalification may be reduced to 2 days.