Why do we need first aid at work?
Under the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 as amended October 2013 (more information can be obtained from the HSE Website) employers are required to provide suitable first aid equipment, trained personnel and facilities to enable immediate assistance be given should a employee be injured or become ill whilst at work. The regulation states that in order to carry out first aid a suitable person will have undergone approved first aid training.
The number and type of first aid personnel you will need will be determined by the level of workplace risk you experience associated with your working activities and the number of employees you have. The HSE provide a useful assessment tool which you may find helpful. Should you require any individual advice and guidance on your first aid training requirements please contact us, we are only too happy to help.
If you have identified that you need first-aiders in your place of work they will need to achieve a certificate of competence in First Aid At Work (FAW) or Emergency First Aid At Work (EFAW). The FAW certificate is valid for 3 years and before the expiry date first aiders will need to undertake a First Aid At Work Re-qualification course to obtain another 3 year certificate.
It is good practice and strongly recommended that first-aiders keep their basic skills up to date and keep abreast of changes to first aid procedures by undertaking an annual First Aid Update course. This is a half day programme which can be attended each year during any three-year EFAW/FAW certification period.
Cognet can provide a choice of certification for our first aid courses. Firstly we offer our own certificates which are approved by the First Aid Industry Body which reflects that we have held continuous Health and Safety Executive approval to deliver First Aid at Work Training since 1992, until de-regulation by the Government in October 2013.
In addition, for those requiring Level 2 and Level 3 Ofqual regulated courses we are able to provide assessment and certification through Qualifications Network. Terms and conditions apply.
We provide the following first aid training courses:
In addition we provide more specialist courses:
Public Course Dates
All bookings are subject to our standard terms and conditions
First Aid At Work Re-qualification Courses
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Course Delivery and Lead Times:
Cognet are specialists in delivering on-site training throughout England and Wales.
As a general rule-of-thumb we would ask for at least four weeks lead time, however we have a very customer-focused philosophy and will always try our utmost to meet your more pressing requirements.
We also run public courses for a range of our courses predominantly at venues in the West Midlands. Our current schedule of courses can be seem on our Public Courses page. If you cannot find the course you are looking for please contact us as we may be able to help you directly or by putting you in touch with another company who can.
Useful Information and Downloads
First Aid at Work – Your Questions Answered (HSE website)
First Aid At Work Assessment Tool (HSE website)