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Emergency First Aid at Work

This one day course is for staff working with adults in Adult Care Provider Services or West Sussex County Council employees in either Adult or Children services who work with adults. It does not cover child or paediatric first aid. It would be also be suitable for workplaces where a risk assessment has indicated that a lower level of first aid training, covering emergency protocols, is necessary. This could be in smaller, low risk working environments.

This event is strictly for pre-booked, confirmed delegates only. You will not be permitted to attend if you do not have a confirmed booking.

It covers basic life-saving first aid and workplace health and safety regulations.
The aim of this course is to provide the knowledge and practical skills required to meet first aid requirements in the workplace in line with Health and Safety (first aid) legislation.
If you apply what you have learnt on this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the role and responsibilities of an emergency first aider
  • Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
  • Describe how to complete an incident report form
  • Identify the first aid equipment available to you and how it can be used safely
  • Describe how to conduct a scene survey
  • Describe how to make a primary survey of a casualty
  • Identify when and how to call for help
  • Demonstrate how to assess a casualty's level of consciousness
  • Demonstrate how to open a casualty's airway and check breathing
  • Demonstrate how to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position that maintains an open airway why it is important
  • Describe how to treat a casualty who is in seizure
  • Demonstrate how to administer effective Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin and incorporating the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Describe how to identify a casualty with a partially and completely blocked airway obstruction
  • Demonstrate how to treat a casualty who is choking
  • Demonstrate how to control severe external bleeding
  • Describe signs and symptoms of shock
  • Demonstrate how to manage a casualty who is in shock
  • Describe how to manage a casualty with:
  • small cuts
  • grazes and bruises
  • minor burns and scald
  • small splinters
  • Important note:
    There is a level of physical ability required to complete this course successfully. In order to carry out the practical elements you will need to be able to work on the floor at various times throughout the course, including placing a casualty in the Recovery Position, various First Aid scenarios and simulated CPR on a manikin - which must be demonstrated on the floor.

    Please consider carefully whether you are able to undertake these activities before applying.
    If you are unable to do so, please contact Learning and Development for further advice before booking a place on this course:

    You will be asked on the day of the course to read and sign a Medical Declaration to confirm you know of no condition that would affect your ability to take part in the course.

    This event is strictly for pre-booked, confirmed delegates only. You will not be permitted to attend if you do not have a confirmed booking.

    As you will be working on the floor, it is recommended that you wear casual clothing.
    First Aid / Health & Safety
    Adult Services / Care Homes / PVI Sector - Adults / WSCC Staff
    target audience
    Steven McHardy
    Learning and Development SG Trainer (
    SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
    Session 1Tuesday 10 November 202009:15 - 17:00Chichester - County HallCommittee Room 3
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Tuesday 10 November 2020

    09:15 - 17:00

    Chichester - County Hall

    Committee Room 3

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