Health and Safety Training

First Aid

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require that all organisations must ensure by law that they have a sufficient number of employees who possess a first aid qualification in order to fulfil 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 consider things such as the nature of the work and the subsequent hazards and risks, the size of the organisation, work patterns and accident histories.

Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

Who is it for ?

This accredited qualification is ideal for those already working or preparing to work within industry wishing to become an Emergency First Aider in the workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.  Candidates must be over 16 and physically able to undertake CPR and placing casualties in recovery position.

How long is the course ?

6 Hours  ­ typically delivered in 1 day

What will i learn ?

Topics within this qualification are regarded by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) as being important in maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective treatment of injuries and ill health in the workplace and include roles and responsibilities of a first aider, CPR, recovery position, treatments for bleeds, fractures and shock.

How will i be assessed ?

Assessment is through observation by your tutor for practical elements eg CPR, recovery position along with written knowledge questions

How long is the qualification valid for ?

3 years from the date of the award.  Candidates must resit the qualification to continue acting as a first aider.

Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work

Who is it for?

This accredited 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.  Candidates must be over 16 and physically able to undertake CPR and placing casualties in recovery position.

How long is the course ?

18 Hours  ­ typically delivered in 3 days

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

How will i be assessed ?

Assessment is through observation by your tutor for practical elements eg CPR, recovery position, wound treatment, incident management, along with written knowledge questions

How long is the qualification valid for ?

3 years from the date of the award.  To continue acting as a first aider the candidate must take the requalification course within one month of the certificate expiry.

 

Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (requalification)

Who is it for ?

This accredited qualification is for anyone wishing to re qualify as a first aider.  Candidates must hold a current First Aid at Work work certificate (this can be no more than 1 month expired) ­ evidence of this will be required before the candidate can take the course.

How long is the course ?

12 Hours  ­ typically delivered in 2 days

What will i learn ?

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

How will i be assessed ?

Assessment is through observation by your tutor for practical elements eg CPR, recovery position, wound treatment, incident management, along with written knowledge questions

How long is the qualification valid for ?

3 years from the date of the award.  To continue acting as a first aider the candidate must take the requalification course within one month of the certificate expiry.

Food Safety

All food business operators, in any type of food business, have a legal obligation to ensure that staff are supervised and instructed and/or trained in food hygiene matters to a level necessary for the type of activity they are carrying out as required by EC regulation 852/2004. The most effective way of complying with this legal requirement is to obtain an appropriate, regulated qualification in food safety and ensure the knowledge gained is implemented in the workplace.

Level 2 Award in Food Safety

Who is it for ?

The qualification is designed principally for those who are, or intend to be, food handlers working in food premises eg catering, food retail and manufacturing. It is also appropriate for those providing services to food premises including pest control operators, maintenance engineers, cleaners, and laundry and delivery personnel.

How long is the course ?

6 Hours  ­ typically delivered in 1 days

What will i learn ?

The aim of this regulated qualification is to provide individuals with knowledge of the basic food safety practices that are essential in the food industry. This includes the hazards and risks to food safety presented by food operations and personnel, together with cost­effective, practical control measures such as temperature control, cleaning, microbiology

Assessment is through and externally marked 30 question multi choice examination

How long is the qualification valid for ?

There is no expiry of the qualification however it is recommended that learners update and refresh their knowledge as required.  A refresher qualification is available for those who have taken the qualification in

Sector based awards are delivered for this qualification

Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail

Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Food Manufacturing

Health and Safety at work

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 requires you to provide whatever information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of your employees. This is expanded by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, which identify situations where health and safety training is particularly important, eg when people start work, on exposure to new or increased risks and where existing skills may have become rusty or need updating

Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

Who is it for ?

The aim of the qualification is to provide candidates with knowledge of the basic health and safety practices essential in the workplace. This includes the hazards and risks along with the relevant legislation, and ensures awareness of cost ­effective, practical control methods.

This qualification is applicable for any private or public sector working environment and provides employees with an awareness of their own safety, as well as the safety of customers, contractors and members of the public.

How long is the course ?

6 Hours  ­ typically delivered in 1 days

Persons gaining this qualification will know that health and safety is the responsibility of everyone within a business, its contractors, visitors and suppliers. Its subject areas are regarded by the Health and Safety Executive as being important to maintaining safe working procedures in the workplace.

How will i be assessed ?

Assessment is through and externally marked 30 question multi choice examination

How long is the qualification valid for ?

There is no expiry of the qualification however it is recommended that learners update and refresh their knowledge as required.

Paediatric First Aid

The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage is a document published by The Department for Education and applies to Early Years childcare. The Statutory Framework states that ‘at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises at all times when children are present. There must be at least one person on outings who has a current paediatric first aid certificate.’ The HABC Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid is recognised as a qualification that fulfils this need.

Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

Who is it for ?

This accredited qualification is for anyone wishing to act as a first aider in a childcare setting

How long is the course ?

12 Hours  ­ typically delivered in 2 days

What will i learn ?

Learners will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation, such as a child or an infant who is unresponsive, has an airway obstruction, has breathing difficulties or is suffering from shock or anaphylaxis:

Topics also included are fractures, dislocations, injuries to the head, neck, back, eyes, ears or nose, poisoning, bites or stings, burns or scalds, electric shock, minor injuries and chronic medical conditions.

How will i be assessed ?

Assessment is through observation by your tutor for practical elements eg CPR, recovery position, wound treatment, incident management, along with written knowledge questions

How long is the qualification valid for ?

3 years from the date of the award.  To continue acting as a first aider the candidate must retake the qualification prior to expiry