First Aid

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First Aid Qualifications     
All organisations must ensure by law that they have a sufficient number of employees that possess a first aid qualification in order to fulfill their first aid needs at all times. Employers must ensure that their provision is ‘adequate and appropriate in the circumstances.’ It is the employer’s responsibility to decide what the requirements of the organisation are by assessing any specific work hazards and ensuring that sufficient equipment, facilities and personnel are available to deal with the consequences of these hazards.

As part of each assessment, the HSE recommends organisations should look at things such as the nature of work engaged in and the subsequent hazards and risks, the size of the organisation, work patterns and accident histories amongst other things.

HABC Awards delivered by ACPASS Ltd.
The HABC range of awards for first aid is as follows:

HABC Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW):
This is a first aid qualification which enables learners to give emergency first aid to someone who becomes ill at work. This particular award is suited to working environments that have minimum hazards along with a low number of employees. This award typically involves a 1 day course.

HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (FAW): This includes all the features of EFAW and also equips learners with the first aid knowledge and skills to tend a range of specific injuries and illnesses. This particular award is most suited to working environments that have a high hazard count and/or high numbers of employees. This award typically involves a 2-3 day course.

HABC Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF):
This first aid qualification provides theoretical and practical training in first aid techniques that are specific to infants aged 0 to 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty. Learners will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation. This award typically involves a 2 day course.

HABC Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF):
This qualification provides learners with skills to further their first aid training. It is recommended as training for first aiders in the workplace environment who have access to a defibrillator.

We also deliver the
IHCD First Person on Scene (Intermediate) course.

Are you a first responder, designated first aider, event steward, ambulance care assistant? Why not Upgrade your skills and qualification to an FPOS Intermediate Award? Are you a company looking to train a number of your staff in a highly respected and well recognised first aid qualification?

What is the FPOS?
The FPOS-I award is accredited by Edexcel and IHCD and endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, the UKs leading body in Pre-hospital care. It has been specifically designed and developed to meet the needs of today’s society and the learners of today, and to meet the needs of the emergency care sector. Several frontline providers including NHS trusts are now using FPOS Intermediate as a recognised and suitable award for their intermediate level personnel e.g. EMT, ECA & UCA. The award is widely used by private and NHS ambulance services, fire and rescue services, government departments and community first responder schemes throughout the UK today. It is internationally recognised and also recognised by the Security Industry Authority as a suitable medical qualification for Close Protection Operatives.

How is it delivered?
• The award is delivered over 5 days
• part classroom based
• part scenario based
• ongoing practical assessments over the 5 days
• Formal end exam, practical assessments and team rescue on the last day.

Who delivers it?
Our course is delivered and assessed by registered and skilled paramedics who can incorporate a touch of real life to the content and scenarios. It covers all aspects of first aid normally covered in an HSE First Aid at work course, and incorporates extra skills such as removing crash helmets, immobilisation, medical and trauma emergencies, assisting the paramedic, extrication of the trapped patient and using oxygen, suction
equipment and AED’s. All optional practical units available are automatically included in the course assessments so that the candidate gains the maximum achievable units from the course.

Specialist FPOS?
We can enhance the course content to suit the candidate’s needs including FPOS for Hostile Environments, FPOS for Construction, Ambulance Service FPOS, and FPOS in Childcare

What will it cost me?
Course fee includes:
5 NIGHTS B&B at ACPASS Ltd Hotel.
• IHCD FPOS Intermediate manual
• Registration and certification of Edexcel Award
Course fee £550 per person.

Tel: 07968913241 for course dates.

FPOS Intermediate Course,
Course cost £550 (no vat applicable). Our course includes instruction in advanced skills to further your knowledge and understanding of emergency life saving procedures. We can also include an HSE First Aid at Work Qualification for candidates who need this for HSE FAW workplace compliance.

• All of our candidates can return (by arrangement) on future courses to refresh, update or practice their responder skills.

For further information email

HABC are pleased to offer the NEW HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF), replacing the HSE version which expires in May 2013:

• Cost: £150
• Duration: 3 Days
• Qualification: First Aid at Work
• Accreditation: HABC.
• Assessment: Continuous assessment, and practical examinations.

First Aid at Work (FAW 3-Day) (QCF)
This new QCF qualification is ideal for those already working or preparing to work within industry wishing to Become a First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
The recommended course duration is 3 days, however this may be adjusted in accordance to meeting learner needs. Topics covered include: the roles and responsibilities of the First Aider; assessing an incident, recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness, assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness, chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis. The qualification is assessed via on-going oral questioning and practical demonstration. All successful students will be issued with a First Aid at Work Certificate, along with a wallet-sized plastic card
detailing their qualification which is valid for a period of 3 years. All successful students will be issued with a new First Aid at Work Certificate which lasts for a period of 3 years, along with a wallet-sized plastic card detailing their qualifications.

Sample First Aid at Work Training (3-day) Programme
1. Care of the unconscious casualty
2. Resuscitation, including CPR
3. Control of bleeding and minor wounds
4. Shock
5. Heart attack
6. Stroke
7. Diabetic emergency
8. Anaphylaxis
9. Asthma
10. Epilepsy
11. What to do if someone is choking
12. Poisoning including overdose
13. Eye injuries
14. Burns and scalds
15. Head injuries
16. Spinal injuries
17. Fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains
18. Recognition of illness and injury
19. Record keeping
20. Contents and use of first aid boxes
21. First aid supplies
22. Personal hygiene in first aid situations
23. Communication in an emergency

Cost of course
£150* Special offer
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Dates for next course: please contact us for details on 07968913241

• Cost: £65
• Duration: 1 Day
• Qualification: Level 2 in Emergency First Aid
• Accreditation: HABC.
• Assessment: Continuous assessment, multi choice and practical examination.

The HABC approved Emergency First Aid at Work training course can be adapted to suit your team's specific needs. This straightforward, 1-day course is best suited to lower risk organisations needing to comply with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations.

Course Content:
Our instructors ensure the day features both theory and practical sessions designed to strengthen learning, inspire confidence and create an enjoyable atmosphere.

The Syllabus includes:
• First aid priorities
• Managing incidents
• Basic life support
• Examination of a casualty
• Unconsciousness
• Control of bleeding
• Burns and scalds
• Regulations
• First aid kits
• Recording and reporting

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to speak to one of our course instructors.

• Cost: £100
• Duration: 2 Days
• Qualification: HABC Level 3 First Aid at Work (QCF) valid for 3 years.
• Accreditation: HABC.
• Assessment: Practical and multiple choice examinations.

Additional info: Delegates must successfully retake this course no later than 28 days from the expiry date of their current First Aid at Work certificate.
Our First Aid at Work Refresher training course re-certifies First Aid at Work-qualified staff, required every 3 years. We can run the course at a pace to suit you and your team, for example in a single block or on days on consecutive weeks.

Course content:
The content covers the same ground as the initial First Aid at Work course and includes:
• First aid priorities
• Managing incidents
• Basic life support
• Examination of a casualty
• Unconsciousness
• Control of bleeding
• Fractures
• Burns and scalds
• Common illnesses
• Heart attacks
• Eye injuries
• Dressings
• Recording and reporting
• Regulations
• First aid kits

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to speak to one of our course instructors

• Cost: £50
• Duration: 1 Day
• Accreditation: HABC
• Assessment: Continuous assessment, multiple choice and practical examinations

Our AED (automated external defibrillation) and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training course teaches the essential skills required by an AED operator and enables delegates to make reliable decisions in such an emergency. It offers delegates time and support to gain confidence in what often seen as a difficult skill, fraught with risks.

Every two minutes, someone in the UK suffers a heart attack. Automated external defibrillation (AED) is the leading treatment to stabilise heart rhythm and prevent cardiac arrest. AED therapy delivered within minutes can double the patient's chance of survival, but time is of the essence: chances of survival decrease 10% each minute the patient remains unconscious.

Acpass recommends this course for anyone wishing to learn this life-saving skill or looking to improve his or her emergency first aid skills.

Course content:
• Treatment of an unconscious casualty
• Resuscitation
• Understanding heart attacks
• How to use any type of AED

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to speak to one of our course instructors.


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