Facts show that over a third of UK adults have no understanding of how to perform CPR according to the Resuscitation Council UK. That’s a staggering amount of people that could find themselves in a scenario where first aid is needed, and they will have no medical knowledge to help! Here at the Diggerland Plant Training School, we offer a range of first aid courses designed to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively respond to emergencies. View our range of health and safety courses below!
What are the benefits of being first aid trained?
In every workplace there will need to be a certain number of first aiders available. It is important that everyone has a basic understanding of first aid. You’ll never know when you may need it!
It is also beneficial for individuals to complete first aid training because:
- It can reduce repeat accidents within the workplace
- Increase safety and confidence completing first aid
- Reduces the risk of accidents outside of work
- It’s a great exercise for team building
- The course is cost effective
So now you know why you should complete first aid training, but what courses are currently available? Check them out below!
Level 3 First Aid at Work
This is one of many entry level first aid courses that is designed for those that need the knowledge as part of their work responsibilities. Alternatively, if you want to know the basics of carrying out first aid then it’s perfect. The First Aid at Work course is designed to meet the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. According to these regulations, employers are required to provide adequate and appropriate first aid training to their employees. The EFAW course is an excellent option for employers who need to meet these legal requirements.
This specific first aid course will cover:
- Helping someone who is not breathing
- Head injuries
- Heat exhaustion
- Bone, muscle or joint injuries
- Heart attacks
The course can be completed over three days, and participants are required to pass a practical test and a multiple-choice examination to achieve certification. The full course information can be found on our website.
Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work
The Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course is designed to provide employees with the necessary skills and knowledge to respond to medical emergencies in the workplace. This course is particularly relevant for those who work in high-risk environments, where there is a greater chance of injury or illness occurring.
The EFAW course covers a wide range of topics including:
- The roles and responsibilities of a first aider
- Assessing an incident
The course is done over one day and includes both a theory and practical exam.
Level 2 CPR & Use of AED (Automated External Defibrillators)
This course is aimed at anyone who wants to learn how to perform CPR and use an AED. Participants that book onto our training will learn how to deal with the following:
- Chest pains
- Communication and casualty care
- Getting to know the defibrillator
- Managing an emergency
- Operating the defibrillator
- Role of the first aider
- Treatment of an unresponsive casualty
The course can be completed in a day, and participants are required to pass a practical test to achieve certification. Once qualified, the certificate will be valid for three years, before it needs to be renewed.
If you want to book onto this course, find out more here.
Level 3 Oxygen Therapy Administration
Oxygen Therapy Administration refers to the process of delivering oxygen to a person who has low levels of oxygen in their blood. This is done through various methods, depending on the severity of the person’s condition and the equipment available. Oxygen therapy administration is used to treat a variety of conditions, including COPD, pneumonia, asthma, and heart failure. Additionally, it can also be used during medical procedures or in emergency situations, such as during cardiac arrest or severe trauma.
This course is designed for those who need to administer oxygen to patients who are in respiratory distress. Participants can expect to cover:
- Benefits of oxygen therapy
- Indications for the use of oxygen
- Contraindications prohibiting use of oxygen
- Dangers of using compressed gas
The course is delivered over one day, and participants are required to pass a practical test and a multiple-choice examination to achieve certification.
Level 3 Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis
Anaphylaxis is a severe and life-threatening allergic reaction. It occurs when the immune system overreacts to an allergen that a person is sensitive to. Anaphylaxis can be caused by a variety of allergens, including foods, medications, insect stings, and latex. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include hives, swelling of the face and throat, difficulty breathing, rapid heartbeat, nausea and vomiting, and low blood pressure.
This course is designed for those who need to manage anaphylaxis in an emergency situation. It covers the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, the issuing of adrenaline, and the aftercare of the patient. The course can be completed in a day, and it is assessed via a theory and practical test.
For all of the first aid courses mentioned above, we can also carry out refresher courses if you need to renew your training.
Overall, the first aid courses offered at the Diggerland Plant Training School are designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge they need to manage medical emergencies confidently. The courses are delivered by experienced instructors and are designed to be engaging, informative, and practical. Whether you need to achieve certification for work or personal reasons, the first aid courses at the Diggerland Plant Training School are an excellent choice.
Contact the team at the Diggerland Plant Training School today!
Whether you’re based locally to our main training site in Kent, or closer to our other UK locations in Devon, Durham or Yorkshire, we can carry out first aid courses for you and your employees.
We would be more than happy to carry out training on a site of your choice. Our instructors can work with you to meet your certain requirements. Give us a call on: 01634 295355 or email us today to discuss any of our training courses.
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