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Re-Qualification First Aid at Work (RFAW) COURSE INFORMATION
Course Type Re-Qualification First Aid at Work (RFAW)
Regulatory Body First Aid Industry Body (course not regulated by HSE since 2013)
Course accredited by First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) Yes
Course Duration 2 Days (12 hours classroom time)
Public course Venue Public Courses: First Aid Scotland, Paisley training centre (see calendar)
Public Course Cost Public courses : £149.00 + vat per delegate
Corporate Venue Customers premises, space permitting (up to 12 delegates)
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Description This Re-qualification First Aid at Work (RFAW) course is designed to re-certify existing fully qualified First Aiders within the workplace after their 3 year qualification expires. Delegates can be presented for re-qualification up to 28 days after their existing certificate expires, or up to 3 months prior to certificate expiry (new expiry date will be adjusted to reflect this), and is both First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) approved, and run to the current Resuscitation Council (UK) 2015 guidelines.
This is a 2 day (12 hour) course, designed to bring first aiders up to date with Resuscitation Council (UK) and Health & Safety recommended guidelines.
Following successful ongoing assessment, this qualification course re-certifies the first aider for a further 3 year period from date of re-qualification (final day of course). Health & Safety recommendations are that each re-qualified first aider should undertake an annual skills update to refresh their practical skills once qualified.It is the delegates responsibility to ensure that they present a valid, current, approved first aid certificate within date (as per paragraph 1 above) at date of expected re-qualification. This must be presented before, or on day one of re-qualification. Should a delegate not be able to evidence this, they can not be re-qualified, regardless of participation on course.Course content over the 2 days includes:Day 1:
Role of first aiders
Legal Framework
First Aid Boxes and their contents
Casualty & Incident assessment
Cross infection

Care of unconscious casualties (Recovery Position)
Shock (inc anaphylaxis)

Spinal Injuries
Head Injuries (inc skull fracture)

Day 2:
Minor & Major Wound Treatment
Bone, Joint & Tissue injuries
Fracture Bandage techniques

Breathing & Respiration
Angina/ Heart attack
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use*

Delegates presented for re-qualification training should be of a suitable physical, mental and psychological disposition to be able to fully undertake the role of a first aider within the workplace. They should have good communication skills, and be reliable and able to cope with stressful and physically demanding emergency procedures¹.

*NB. From 1st January 2017, ALL students now receive AED training as part of this course using actual AED training devices.

¹. Approved Code of Practice & Guidance. Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulation 1981, L74

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