HABC Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) (HSE)
Introduction

This qualification specification is designed to outline all you need to know to offer this qualification at your centre. If you have any further questions, please contact your account manager.

Qualification regulation and support

The Highfield Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) has been developed and is awarded by Highfield Qualifications and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The RQF is a qualification framework regulated by Ofqual and CCEA Regulation. The qualificationis also regulated by Qualifications Wales.

Qualification overview and objective

The objective of this qualification is to support learners in becoming emergency first aiders in the workplace. The content of the qualification meets the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requirements for training emergency first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment. The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider and how to assess an incident. The qualification also covers first aid skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), providing first aid to a casualty who is choking anddealing with external bleeding and hypovolaemic shock. In line with guidance provided by the HSE, the qualification supports/approves work place emergency first aiders for a period of 3 years, after which point learners will need to retake the course. In addition to this, it is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.

Entry requirements

In order to register on to this qualification, learners are required to meet the following entry requirements:

•16 years of age or above

•It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English and maths.

Delivery/assessment ratios

To effectively deliver and assess this qualification, centres must not exceed the ratio of one tutor or assessor to 12 learners.

Guidance on assessment

Highfield has created assessment paperwork for each element of assessment which are graded pass/fail: 1.Practical observation The practical assessment is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills across a number of areas. The practical assessment will be recorded using the practical matrix within the Assessment Pack.

2.Written/Oral questioning For the theory assessment, learners are required to answer a series of questions contained within the Learner Theory Pack. Oral questioning can be used where learners need to expand on the answers they have initially provided. In this case, the assessor should document the responses within the assessment pack.

1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider 1.2 Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others 1.3 Identify the need for consent to provide first aid

Unit 1: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace

1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider

Learning Outcomes

The learner will:

Assessment Criteria

The learner can:

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider

1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider

1.2 Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others

1.3 Identify the need for consent to provide first aid

 

2. Be able to assess an incident

2.1 Conduct a scene survey

2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty

2.3 Summon appropriate assistance when necessary

3.  Be  able  to  provide  first  aid  to  an unresponsive casualty

3.1   Identify   when   to   administer   Cardio   Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

3.2 Demonstrate CPR using a manikin

3.3 Justify when to place a casualty into the recovery position

3.4 Demonstrate  how  to  place  a  casualty  into  the recovery position

3.5 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is experiencing a seizure

4. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking

4.1 Identify when choking is:

•mild

•severe

4.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to a casualty who is choking

5. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding

5.1 Identify the severity of external bleeding

5.2 Demonstrate how to control external bleeding

6.  Know how  to provide  first  aid  to  a casualty who is in shock

6.1 Recognise a casualty who is suffering from shock

6.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock

7.  Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries

7.1 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with:

•small cuts

 •grazes

•bruises

•small splinters

7.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds.

Amplification

Simulation : Simulation is permitted in this unit.

Further assessment requirements :  The following ACs must be assessed by practical demonstration: 2.1, 2.2, 3.2, 3.4, 4.2, 5.2

Role and Responsibilities: may include reference to: preventing cross infection; the need for recording incidents and actions; safe use of available equipment; assessing an incident; summoning assistance; prioritising treatment; dealing with post-incident stress.

Others may include: Casualty receiving first aid; work colleagues; other people within the workplace environment.

Consent: Learners should be aware of the need for consent on a continual basis when providing first aid. Implied consent can be assumed when treating an unresponsive casualty.

When necessary: Learners should be able to evaluate a situation to determine when to summon further assistance and what type of assistance to request.

When to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation: must include agonal gasps.

CPR must include: ‘correct placement of AED pads’ and ‘follows AED instructions’.

Recovery Position: a position that maintains a stable open draining airway.

Administer first aid: Provide appropriate help to a casualty, manage the situation and seek appropriate assistance when necessary.

Seizure: relates to a generalised seizure. First aiders should be suspicious of cardiac arrest in any casualty presenting with seizure.

Shock: hypovolaemic shock (resulting from blood loss)

Additional assessment guidance :

Unit should be delivered, assessed and quality assured in accordance with Assessment Principles for Regulated

First Aid Qualifications First Aid at Work Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 Guidance on Regulations (L74) Resuscitation Council (UK) Guidelines

First Aid at Work Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1982 (Northern Ireland)

Duration: 3 days
CERTIFICATE

HABC

Category: HSE Course
Industry:
Aviation & Maritime, Construction & Engineering, Facility Management, Food Production & Catering, Government Government, Hospitality & Tourism, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Rail
Topics:
First Aid
Duration:
3 days
Certification
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Date : 1 – 3 December 2019

Date : 16 – 18 December 2019

Date : 28 – 30 December 2019

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