First Aid at Work Level 3 (VTQ) - High Risk FAW
Who can take this Course?
Construction, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Agriculture or any work environment where a risk assessment has indicated high risk.
VTQ Level 3
About the Course
For organisations whose risk assessment has shown that they need a fully trained first aider for their workplace and are at elevated risk of fatal bleeding accidents, the ProTrainings First Aid at Work Level 3 (VTQ) certificate (FAW) is appropriate. Tourniquets and haemostatic dressings are taught in this version.
To comply with the new standards set out by the HSE in October 2017 and meet the First Aid at Work (First Aid) rules from 1981 and subsequent 2016 modifications, all courses are delivered, reviewed, and quality assured. According to the HSE standards, all of our first aid programs fully comply with UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2021. The HSE acknowledges ProTrainings Vocational Training Qualifications (VTQ) as Trade Body Qualifications.
The certificate is valid for three years and this course must be at least 18 contact hours long. It must last three days. To keep your certification current, you'll have to take a two-day FAW requalification course.
Computer-based blended training is now permitted for all workplace first aid courses, according to the HSE and Awarding Organisations in May 2016. After completing this online course, you'll be able to work as a fully certified First Aider in the workplace, with two days of classroom training.Our engaging, blended online video-based course can help you save money on training and travel expenses. At your own pace and in a setting that is comfortable for you, learn one-on-one with your tutor.
This ProTrainings or Regulated Qualification is available as a blended FAW course that meets all of the HSE and Awarding Organisations' requirements.
Years of expertise in online, blended, and classroom education have led to a contemporary method of teaching. ProTrainings offers you a cost-effective way to get quality training while reducing the quantity of your session. Our video library for refreshing skills and reference is available to candidates who complete our FAW courses.
All first aiders should take annual first aid refresher classes, which our online course satisfies. The HSE strongly recommends this.
PLearners who undertake a ProTrainings Trainings Course have the choice of taking a standardized certificate, according to the lease. As a qualification for first aid instructors who want to provide their regulated qualifications, TQUK accepts the ProTrainings First Aid at Work Qualification. Since it satisfies all of the required learning outcomes as well as due diligence, it is considered acceptable.
Please be aware that the classroom course requires students to be at least 14 years old.
This and all of our courses have received a Certified CPD Statement, as well as a ProTrainings Certificate, and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement. The material has been independently validated as conforming to universally recognized Continuous Professional Development (CPD) standards.
Unit 1: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (credit can be given in some cases if already completed recently)
1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider
1.2 Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3 Identify the need for consent to provide first aid
2. Be able to assess an incident
2.1 Conduct a scene survey
2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
2.3 Summon appropriate assistance when necessary
3. Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty
3.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
3.2 Demonstrate CPR using a manikin
3.3 Justify when to place a casualty into the recovery position
3.4 Demonstrate how to place a casualty into the recovery position
3.5 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is experiencing a seizure
4. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking
4.1 Identify when choking is: - mild - severe
4.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
5. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding
5.1 Identify the severity of external bleeding
5.2 Demonstrate control of external bleeding
6. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock
6.1 Recognise a casualty who is suffering from shock
6.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
7. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries
7.1 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with: - small cuts - grazes - bruises - small splinters
7.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds
Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace
1. Be able to conduct a secondary survey
1.1 Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history
1.2 Demonstrate how to conduct a head to toe survey
2. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints
2.1 Recognise suspected fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains
2.2 Identify how to administer first aid for fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains
2.3 Demonstrate how to apply a support sling and an elevated sling
3. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
3.1 Recognise a suspected head injury and spinal injury
3.2 Identify how to administer first aid for a suspected head injury
3.3 Demonstrate how to administer first aid for a suspected spinal injury
4. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injury
4.1 Recognise a suspected: Flail chest / penetrating chest injury
4.2 Identify how to administer first aid for a Flail chest / penetrating chest injury
5. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with burns and scolds
5.1 Identify the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds
5.2 Identify how to administer first aid for burns involving: dry heat/wet heat/electricity/chemicals
6. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with an eye injury
6.1 Identify how to administer first aid for eye injuries involving: Dust/chemicals/embedded objects
7. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
7.1 Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body
7.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning
7.3 Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning