emergency first aid at work (management of catastrophic bleeding)

Emergency First Aid at Work (Management of Catastrophic Bleeding) (RQF)


Qualification purpose

This qualification is aimed at those looking to undertake the role of an Emergency first aider in the workplace, as outlined in the Health and Safety (First-aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982. This qualification also includes management of catastrophic bleeding, only included, as outlined by the HSE, for those working in high risk environments where this injury is a significant risk.


Qualification objective

This qualification has the purpose of supporting a role in the workplace.

Qualification structure


Qualification title


QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (Management of Catastrophic Bleeding) (RQF)


Qualification accreditation number 603/2568/9


Qualification level 3


Credit value 1


Guided learning hours (GLH) 7


Total Qualification Time (TQT) 8


Unit one title

Emergency First aid and management of catastrophic bleeding in the workplace


Pre-requisites

This qualification is aimed at those over 16 who are able to undertake the responsibilities associated with being

a workplace emergency first aider.

Candidates between 14-16 years can undertake the qualification, however they should not be relied upon by

employers to be a sole first aider.

It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of Level 2 literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Attendees will be required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real work environment.

This includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore be physically capable of doing so.


There are no other pre-requisites for this qualification.


Course Content


A range of subjects are covered including:


  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Be able to assess an incident
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty that is unresponsive and not breathing normally
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty that is unresponsive and is breathing normally
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock


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