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Emergency First Aid at Work +F (RQF) QA Level 3 Award

level 3 emergency first aid at work

Awarding Body:

Qualsafe Awards – Ofqual regulated - Meets Forestry Commission recommendations

Training course type:

On-site training and assessment

Novice training course duration:

1 day

Novice candidate numbers:

12

Card options:

3-year Qualsafe traditional card & certificate

Minimum age:

14

Instructor:

Tuppco instructors

What is QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work +F (RQF)?

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) qualification is designed for individuals who wish to act as an emergency first aider in their workplace and ideal for those who work or intend to work in an outdoor, forestry, agricultural or remote environment. Upon successful completion of this qualification, candidates will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give safe, prompt and

effective first aid in emergency situations including injuries and diseases that could occur in outdoor environments, such as Lyme disease and catastrophic bleeding. What’s more, as a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured that they have fulfilled their legal responsibilities for providing quality first aid training, without having to undertake any lengthy due diligence checks.

This QA qualification is:

  • For people who deal with first aid at work enabling them to be emergency first aiders under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
  • Based on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) training standard for delivery of Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) courses for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981

This qualification should enable Learners to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations.

What does the training course include?

  • The roles and responsibilities of an emergency first aider
  • Assessing an incident
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty
  • CPR and defibrillation
  • Recovery Position
  • Choking
  • Seizures
  • Shock
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Minor injuries
    • Cuts, grazes and bruises
    • Minor burns and scalds
  • Extreme cold
  • Extreme heat
  • Treatment of Adder snake bites
  • Catastrophic bleeding, including:
    • Direct pressure
    • Tourniquets
    • Haemostatic agents
  • Crush injuries
  • Lyme disease

Venue and equipment requirements:

  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Suitable welfare facilities
  • Suitable area for practical demonstrations
  • Risk assessment completed

Theory assessment:

Theory assessment/multiple choice question papers – there is 1 paper for each Learner and Learners should answer all the questions under ‘examination’ conditions.

Guidelines:

  • The maximum time allowed is 25 minutes.
  • The minimum mark is 11 out of 15 in order to be considered for an overall ‘Pass’.
  • +F element: Theory assessment/multiple choice question papers – there is 1 paper for each Learner and Learners should answer all the questions under ‘examination’ conditions.

Guidelines:

  • The maximum time allowed is 15 minutes.
  • The minimum mark is 7 out of 10 to be considered for an overall ‘Pass’.

Practical assessment criteria:

Practical assessments – observed by the Trainer throughout the course, with the results of each learning outcome recorded on the practical assessment paperwork.

There are 4 mandatory and 1 optional practical assessment for this qualification:

  • CPR and safe use of an AED
  • Choking casualty
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Wounds, bleeding and shock
  • Forestry first aid (+F) (incorporating Catastrophic bleeding and Adder snake bites)

On-site training courses delivered:

Southwest – Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Somerset, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire

Southeast – Oxfordshire, Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex

Midlands – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire

East Anglia – Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk

Aylesbury, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hungerford, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton, Stroud, Swindon, Taunton, Warwick, Winchester, Witney, Worcester, Yeovil

Recognised industries:

Agriculture, Public Sector, Horticulture, Forestry, Construction, Marine, Industrial, Fencing, Landscaping, Civils, Highways, Quarrying, Utilities, Councils, School, Corporate, Sports

Known as:

+F Basic first aid, First aid training+F , first aid at work+F , 1-day first aid+F
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