Ensuring that there are adequate arrangements in place in case of accidents is an important part of an organisation’s emergency planning. The provision of first aid in the workplace is not only a legal requirement but an essential element within a functioning health and safety management system and those who form part of the system must be trained and competent.
An appointed person is someone who is in charge of first aid arrangements. This includes looking after the equipment, facilities and calling the emergency services. An appointed person must always be available whenever people are at work.
A first aid appointed person will need to understand their responsibilities, know what they are authorised to do and how they can intervene to ensure that they make the right decisions and apply the principles of first aid.
Workplaces where there are more significant health and safety risks are more likely to need a trained first-aider. A first aid needs assessment will help employers decide what first aid arrangements are appropriate for their workplace.
‘First Aid Appointed Person’ aims to give the learner essential information needed to understand their responsibilities, know what they are authorised to do and how they can intervene to ensure that they make the right decisions and apply the principles of first aid.
At the end of the course learners will be able to:
- Describe the role of the Appointed Person
- Explain what a typical first aid box should contain
- Know what to do in an emergency
- Appreciate the basic principles of first aid procedures
- Describe accident and incidents reporting requirements
WHO IS IT FOR?
First Aid Appointed Persons are required where employers have completed a first aid needs assessment in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines and the outcome of which indicates that a First Aider is not necessary.
HOW IS IT DELIVERED?
First Aid Appointed Person can be delivered online or through a computer network to their desktop or laptop or a device. The training can be completed at the learner’s own pace by ‘book marking’ and recording progress and returning to the training at a later stage. In delivering the training in this way the normal costs of training are reduced whilst still achieving the desired awareness and compliance with the organisation’s legal responsibilities.
COMPLIANCE RECORD KEEPING INSTANTLY SOLVED
An invaluable feature of Praxis42 eLearning modules is our learning management system called SHINE. This solves the problem of compliance record keeping by recording completion of modules and making them available for you to view and manage electronically. No more struggling to find training records should you have a visit from the enforcing agency or an audit. We can also provide the course to be integrated into a SCORM compliant LMS.
30 minutes eLearning course
An organisation may need more than one appointed person and they don’t need to have any formal training meaning this eLearning course is ideal to ensure employers and nominated personnel are fully aware of their roles and responsibilities.
- Responsibilities and definitions
- First aid equipment
- What to do in an emergency including CPR and calling the emergency services
- Accident and incident reporting
- End assessment
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