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What does the First Aid At Work Course cover?

  • Priorities of first aid
  • Managing an incident
  • Roles/ responsibilities of employers & employees for first aid at work
  • Care of the unconscious casualty
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Disorders of the airway
  • Dealing with bleeding and shock
  • Causes of unconsciousness
  • Burns and scalds
  • Injuries to bones, muscles & joints
  • Poisoning
  • Recognition and management of major illnesses
  • Recognition of minor illnesses and appropriate action
  • Eye injuries
  • Miscellaneous injuries
  • Record keeping and accident reporting
  • Infection control
  • Communication and delegation in an emergency
    • Manage the transportation of a casualty

The First Person on Scene – (FPOS-I)-level 4  x5 Days

This is a program, depending on student numbers, focusing on additional interventions and management of serious incidents with the expectation of longer-term management of the casualty at the scene.  It is REQUIRED that candidates will have previously attended some First Aid training.

The course content consists of instructional theory, practical demonstration, and hands-on skill practices consisting of realistic scenarios.

The course will be designed to have maximum participation and designed to run with up to 8 students. Excel’s guidance is that the course should comprise of a minimum of 30 hours delivery time plus allow 2 hours assessment for each candidate. It is the intent of the course to have as much practical hands on experience as possible, to maximize the teaching practices and instill confidence in the course students.

The First Person on Scene – course will cover the following content:

The Pre Hospital Environment

  • The role of FPOS
  • Minimizing risk of infection
  • Post-incident procedures

Scene management

  • Safety
  • Triage
  • Mechanism of Injury
  • Patient Assessment
  • Communicating with patients
  • Primary survey and assessment
  • Safe moving and handling

Respiration and Airway Management

  • Recognition of respiratory problems
  • Basic airway management – Oral, Nasal and Laryngeal Airways
  • Choking
  • Use of suction
  • Oxygen Administration– Delivery systems, Capnography and SpO2

Basic Life Support

  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation – to current UK guidelines


  • Automated external defibrillation
  • Normal / abnormal heart rhythms

Circulation and Shock

  • Recognition and initial care of hemorrhage
  • Bleeding– including the use of tourniquets and haemostatics
  • Shock


  • General Bone / Joint injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal & Pelvic injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Burns
  • Eye Injuries


  • Heat Stroke & Dehydration
  • Hypothermia

Medical Related Emergencies

  • Heart attack/angina
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma – including additional remote protocols
  • Anaphylaxis– including additional remote protocols



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