Why Emergency First Response at work?
As a minimum, a low-risk workplace such as a small office should have a first-aid box and a person appointed to take charge of first-aid arrangements, such as calling the emergency services if necessary. Employers must provide information about first-aid arrangements to their employees.
Workplaces where there are more significant health and safety risks are more likely to need a trained first-aider. The first-aid needs assessment tool will help employers decide what first aid arrangements are appropriate for their workplace.
The Emergency First Response (EFR) First Aid at Work (Great Britain) course is a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) approved first aid course for the purpose of meeting the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. This programme meets the statutory needs of employers in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland needing at least one First Aider on the premises.
The Emergency First Response First Aid at Work (Great Britain) course is customised to UK Resuscitation Council basic life support protocols and nationally accepted first aid protocols and is based upon the instructor led delivery of the Emergency First Response Primary Care and Secondary Care modules instructor digital lesson guides. Modules on Caring for Specific Illnesses and Injuries, and First Aid in the Workplace compliment these.
The course has its own materials including participant and instructor manuals, and benefits from the use of the existing Emergency First Response Primary Care and Secondary Care video.
Employer? Assessment of first-aid needs for your business
Employers are required to carry out an assessment of first-aid needs. This involves consideration of workplace hazards and risks, the size of the organisation and other relevant factors, to determine what first-aid equipment, facilities and personnel should be provided.
First aid at work: your questions answered. A free HSE leaflet, which contains a useful checklist covering the points employers should consider when carrying out the assessment.
Application of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 to self-employed workers
If you are self employed you are required to ensure you have such equipment, as may be adequate and appropriate in the circumstances, to provide first aid to yourself while at work. This course provides the cover you need.
The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. Approved Code of Practice and guidance
Second edition - applies up to and including 30 September 2013 (subject to ministerial approval)
Can be downloaded for free from HSE H&S Regulations
What do I need to start?
- No dive certification required
- No minimum age limit
What will I do?
The course incorporates independent study to prepare you for a classroom and hands-on skill development session with your instructor. You will learn the same patient care techniques used by medical professionals, but at a lay person level.
Recognized by the HSE for “Competent Person” First Aid requirement
Are you really prepared?
Are you really prepared? Could you safely and effectively provide first aid in an emergency situation? Have you the first aid skills to save a life?
Much of first aid is common sense. Basic principles, such as knowing how to use an adhesive bandage or applying direct pressure on a bleed, are often acquired passively through life experiences. However, to provide effective, life-saving first aid interventions requires instruction and practical training.
As with any training, it is more useful if it occurs before an actual emergency!
At DiveStyle we can provide training that will allow you to deliver first aid effectively through our Emergency First Response (EFR) programme.
Our EFR program covers:
- Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies.
- Emergency First Response Secondary Care (first aid) covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening.
- The Emergency First Response Care for Children course is an innovative CPR, AED and First Aid training course that teaches participants how to provide emergency care for injured or ill children (ages one to eight) and infants less than one year old.
So sign up today and become start the process of becoming an effective first aider and earn a globally recognised qualification.
Value life and be prepared!!