Remote Options are able to deliver a number of OFQUAL Level 2 and 3 regulated First Aid at Work qualifications. We are equipped to deliver these as closed courses to groups, centres, and organisations at your convenience. These courses are delivered to nationally recognised standards and formats but we have the ability to ensure that the course is specific to your organisation and requirements: for Outdoor education, National Governing Body schemes, or a specific work place.
The following are the courses we can deliver; further information can be provided on request.
We offer the following:
- Outdoor First Aid (Minimum 16 contact hours).
- Emergency First Aid at Work. (Minimum 6 contact hours)
- Two Day First Aid at Work (Minimum 18 contact hours
- Annual refresher. (Minimum 3 contact hours)
Outdoor First Aid (Minimum 16 contact hours).
If your assessment of First Aid needs highlights the need for qualified First Aiders in outdoor activity, then this Level 3 qualification on will provide you with suitable and highly trained personnel. This comprehensive two-day course covers a wide range of First Aid emergency situations, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way, particularly where professional medical help is not immediately available. This course fulfills the requirements of the First Aid element of the expedition syllabus and it is suitable for the Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards. There is sufficient content in this course to satisfy the requirements of the HSE in respect of Emergency First Aid at Work. An additional certificate can be provided to evidence this to an employer.
Annual refresher. (Minimum 3 contact hours)
Although it is not mandatory, the HSE strongly recommend that HSE qualified First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders undertake an annual refresher course in order to keep their skills up-to-date and refreshed. The qualification on period for both groups of First Aiders is 3-years. It was felt that this period was too long without any additional training.
Emergency First Aid at Work. (Minimum 6 contact hours)
Where an organisations risk assessment of First Aid needs identifies that there is a requirement for Emergency First Aid at Work practitioners, then this national Award in Emergency First Aid at Work satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid – the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.
First Aid at Work (Minimum 18 contact hours
It is a requirement of the Health & Safety law that employers provide a safe and healthy environment to work in. If your assessment of first aid needs highlights the need for qualified first aiders, then this level 3 qualification (level 6 in Scotland) will provide you with suitable, highly trained personnel.
This comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. In addition, this course will include any protocol changes that may have arisen since their last training course.
This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
Two Day First Aid at Work requalification. This 2-day First Aid at Work course is designed for those who currently hold a First Aid at Work qualification on and are due to expire. Please consider the following rules for attendance:
- A First Aider can renew their FAW qualification by attending a 2-day requalification on course without question, if it’s within 1 month past the expiry date
- If the First Aider has lapsed by more than 1 month, but no longer than 3 months, then the First Aider can re-qualify by a ending a 2-day course providing ‘Special considerations’ have been applied
- If the First Aider has lapsed beyond 3 months then they must a end a full 3-day FAW course The important thing to remember is that as soon as the certificate expires, the First Aider is no longer considered competent to act as a First Aider in the workplace which may well leave the employer with a shortfall of First Aiders. Therefore, it would be prudent to arrange their requalification on before they expire.