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Emergency First Aid at Work

This course is designed to provide professional drivers with the skills and confidence to administer first aid in emergency situations while on the road. 

Course Content


What is First Aid?

Definition of First Aid 

The Aims of First Aid 



Health and Safety regulations      

First Aid provision      

First Aid kits and contents     

Accident and incident reporting       




Roles and responsibilities of the First Aider      


Priorities of First Aid treatment       

Communication with casualty/casualties       

Contacting the emergency services      

Infection control

Action in an Emergency 

Factors involved in an emergency       

Assessing the scene (dangers)       

Safety approach 

Primary Survey 



Calling for help       

Assessing the levels of consciousness       

Airway and breathing checks      

Your bystander 

Secondary Assessment 

Casualty assessment       

Recovery position – how and why        

The Respiratory System   

How oxygen enters and travels around the body       

How we breathe in and out       

Composition of air we breathe in and out      

Resuscitation and AED 

Principles of cardiopulmonary resuscitation 

Current ERC Guidelines 

Procedures for the following scenarios 

1)A casualty who is not breathing normally

2) With First Aider alone  With assistance 

If trained assistance is available 

Alternative types of expired air ventilation

Use of face shields and masks        

Safe use of an AED       

Chain of survival       

Problems encountered during resuscitation 

Disorders of Respiration  

Choking - conscious adult   

Choking – unconscious adult  


Disorders of the Circulation 

How the circulatory system works       

Blood composition, the definition, causes, recognition and treatment of the following disorders     

1   Shock 2, Fainting 

Wounds and Bleeding 

Types of wound       

Types of bleeding       

Preventing cross-infection       

General rules for bandaging Treatment of bleeding        

Wounds with embedded objects       

Internal bleeding recognition and treatment       


Minor cuts and grazes       


Nose bleeds       


Recognition of an epileptic seizure       

Treatment for a minor seizure       

Treatment for a major seizure        

Minor Burns and Scalds 

Causes of burns       

Classification of burns       

Treatment of burns            


Foreign Objects and Unit Closure 

Treatment for small splinters       

Assessment and unit closure (include closure and review)


The course is classroom based and taught via Powerpoint Presentation and discussion. It will count as 7 hours towards Driver CPC Training.

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