There are many reasons to undertake first aid training, but it is often difficult to obtain online information on the course and what can be expected. As such, before you take the first-aid course accreditation, OJ Health and Safety have prepared this assistance guide with everything you should know.
How to prepare
A day of life-saving practises from Heimlich to CPR might look like a challenge. In order to get a start, this encourages many people to begin researching first aid procedures. Don’t make this mistake. No prior knowledge of first aid at work or emergency first aid will be required for prior to our training course. Actually, if you try to learn beforehand, the techniques researched may cause confusion. In fact. Since the course is designed for beginners, nothing is expected of you. Take a positive attitude on the day and be prepared to take part in practical scenarios.
What clothing is appropriate?
Casual clothing, loose fit, and comfortable are recommended. The nature of the first aid demonstrations means that a great amount of practical work needs to be done on the floor, we prefer engaging and interactive course at OJ Safety. Comfy joggers and flat shoes are the best thing to wear. OJ Safety’s first-aid course may not be advisable for those with physical restrictions or handicaps which make kneeling uncomfortably for longer periods. You may not meet the requirements for accreditation, so it’s worth letting us know disabilities before you reserve a course.
Other basic first aid skills like burns and scalds, and the help of a choking person, are also taught. Recording and reporting is another area covered that is particularly important for the workplace. The 1-day emergency first aid course does not include a final examination or evaluation. Instead, a trained tutor evaluates the students all day. Given the success of all demonstrations, students will be awarded the three-year certification.
What does the course involve?
A 1-day emergency first aid course consists of a mixture of practice and theory. You learn how to examine a victim, use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and get to know basic life support and how to treat bleeding and trauma. This gives the paramedics more time to safely arrive prior to the situation becoming life threatening.
Warnings regarding sensitive materials
All our first aid courses involve real-life depictions of emergencies. This can lead to emotional distress and upheaval. Fortunately, our highly qualified and professional tutors offer support from the beginning to the end. Those who feel uneasy have the option of additional help or may leave for a breather at any time.
Who will be providing the training?
All of our trainers are fully qualified and registered first aid trainers with at least level three in training and development. They will guide you through the techniques and information needed to assess your ability to deliver initial support with their expertise. Training is conducted in accordance with the latest health and safety regulations and policies.
Why it’s better not to attend only free courses
Free first-aid courses are often offered, which give you the opportunity to get to know some of the techniques. These are good for those who want first aid, but they are often limited. They tend not to be as thorough as a certified first aid course and evaluation is kept to a minimum. Moreover, when you are finished, you will not be accredited as a first aider. This is not recognised by an employer, as is the case for many free online courses. You will be guaranteed the best teaching standards that comply with the current safety regulations by taking a fully accredited course. For those who learn first aid seriously, this is the recommended choice.
For more information on first aid training or for advice on booking a course, get in touch with OJ Safety today. Also feel free to browse our other health and safety services or health and safety training courses.