PREVIEW: First aid for CITB-registered levy-exempt employers


Overview
This preview is for ATO use. The purpose of this standard is to provide the knowledge and skills to manage and treat an emergency first aid situation in the workplace.

This standard is available to ATOs to preview before it’s finally published. You should make sure your course matches these details. This standard will eventually supersede the existing standard in development. 

Until then, continue to publicise your courses against the existing title on the Construction Training Directory.

Duration

Minimum three days of 6 learning hours per day.

Purpose/scope

The purpose of this standard is to provide the knowledge and skills to manage and treat an emergency first aid situation in the workplace.

n accordance with Health & Safety Executive (HSE) guidance L74 and the Health & Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, the scope of this standard covers the following:

  • types of first aid incidents on construction work sites and offices
  • duties of employers, the self-employed, and first aiders
  • role of the first-aider, including: cross infection, recording incidents and actions, use of available equipment, assessing the situation; and acting safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • first-aid equipment, kits, materials, and facilities
  • regulations, exemptions, repeals, revocations, and modification
  • how to administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
  • how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (including use of defibrillator)
  • how to administer first aid to a casualty who is: choking, bleeding (minor and catastrophic), suffering from extreme temperatures or in shock
  • how to administer first aid for minor injuries including: small cuts, grazes, bruises, minor burns, scalds, and small splinters
  • how to administer first aid to a casualty with: injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries; chest injuries; burns and scalds; eye injuries; sudden poisoning; head injuries; chemical inhalation; and anaphylactic shock
  • describe the symptoms of major illnesses and provide first aid, including: heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, and diabetes.

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard would be relevant to the following occupational group(s):

  • operative and craft
  • supervision
  • management and leadership.

Candidate pre-requisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard.

Instruction/supervision

As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have:

  • a train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate
  • successfully completed training to this standard 
  • at least 2 years relevant industrial experience as a fitter
  • a verifiable CV.

Delivery

The following methods may be used in the delivery of this standard:

  • classroom
  • blend of mostly classroom with some e-learning.

All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes and must comply with relevant legislation.

The class size and candidate/instructor ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes.

Learning must include at least 50% of learning activities for candidates to apply learning to: manikins, actors, sample scenarios, and incident reports.

This standard is considered to contain 51 per cent or more theoretical training.

Assessment

For the successful completion of training, candidates must complete an end of course practical assessment or knowledge test that measures the learning outcomes and has a pass or fail criteria.

Quality assurance

Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard. 

CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the training standard. 

Approved training organisations (ATOs) will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team.

Renewal/refresher

Mandatory renewal - legislation in this area demands the candidate carries out a 2 day renewal of this standard every 3 years.

Recommended refreshment – HSE recommend that the candidate completes a refresher of his/her training (i.e. to ensure their knowledge and/or skills are up to date) every year.

Approval date

To be confirmed

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes

The candidate will be able to:

  • Describe types of first aid incidents on construction work sites and offices
  • List the duties of employers, the self-employed, and first aiders
  • Describe the role of the first-aider, including: cross infection, recording incidents and actions, use of available equipment, assessing the situation; and acting safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • List first-aid equipment, kits, materials, and facilities
  • Describe regulations, exemptions, repeals, revocations, and modification
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (including use of defibrillator)
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is: choking, bleeding (minor and catastrophic), suffering from extreme temperatures or in shock
  • Administer first aid for minor injuries including: small cuts, grazes, bruises, minor burns, scalds, and small splinters
  • Administer first aid to a casualty with: injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries; chest injuries; burns and scalds; eye injuries; sudden poisoning; head injuries; chemical inhalation; and anaphylactic shock
  • Describe the symptoms of major illnesses and provide first aid, including: heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, and diabetes.

Additional information about this standard

Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

GOV.UK

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