First aid at work
First Aid is the initial help we can give a casualty for treatment of any sudden injury or illness, until more professional help arrives. Immediate temporary care 10 to 25 mins.
Through this initial management of injury or illness suffered, lives can be saved and minor injuries prevented from becoming major ones.
Administering First Aid by a well-trained First Aid Team can significantly affect a casualty /victim’s chances of recovery from an emergency situation. First aid, in most cases, should be administered only while waiting for medical help to arrive and is not considered a substitute for trained medical care.
First Aid coverage in the workplace is a legal requirement under the Factories (First Aid) Rules, 1977, The Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2007 and Kenya Subsidiary Legislation. 1977 (2).
We offer numerous First Aid Training Courses to both businesses and individuals to ensure that you are fully compliant with all the relevant Governing Bodies’ & Health & Safety laws regarding First Aid.
Who is it for?
This course is suitable for people aged 18+ and employees at all levels at the place of work who need to provide first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill while at work.
It includes training on specific injuries and illnesses and is ideal for organizations whose needs assessment identifies a requirement for additional first aid training (e.g. due to having employees with a medical condition).
Course content includes:
It gives learners the first aid skills to help someone who:
- is unresponsive and breathing
- is unresponsive and not breathing, including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
- is choking
- is bleeding
- is suffering from shock
- is burnt
- feels faint
- has been poisoned
- has a head injury
- has hypothermia or heat exhaustion
- is having a medical emergency:
- heart attack
- asthma attack
- severe allergic reaction
- diabetic emergency
- Has an injury to a bone muscle or joint (including spinal injuries)
The course also includes information on:
- dealing with an emergency:
- assessing a casualty
- monitoring a casualty
- where to get help
- electrical incidents
- accident recording and reporting
- Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH).
Each learner receives a training pack including a host of resources to help them practice the skills covered. The pack includes a course companion workbook and first aid manual.
The Safety and Health Magazine require at least 16hrs training contact hours for this course. Learners must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment, which is done by continuous observation and questioning during the course.
On successful completion of this course, you will receive a first aid at work certificate which is valid for 1 year.
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