First Aid Training: Frequently asked Questions

Not sure that JCH Safety First Aid Training is for you. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.

Do I need First Aid Training?

Yes. The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.

This includes carrying out a suitable and sufficient risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing cerified first aid training. However, first aid provision in the workplace is not just a legal requirement, it is incredibly important for the safety of all members of staff!

Can you provide training at our workplace?

Yes. We provide a flexible approach to First Aid training. We are able to deliver training at your workplace or at our approved training venues (additional charges apply). By providing first aid training courses at your workplace we are able to reduce costs.

Do your trainers have the relevant professional qualifications to deliver training?

Yes. Our expert trainers are sector competent and hold a minimum of a current FREC 3 qualification. They come from varied emergency service and medical backgrounds which makes them experts in their field. To ensure training excellence we ensure all our trainers hold a current training and assessing award meeting all the requirements laid down by Qualsafe Awards.

Do you have a quality assurance in place?

All our trainers are subject to annual QA assessments and required maintain CPD.

Do you teach to current accepted First Aid practices?

Yes. We use the Resuscitation Council guidelines, current First Aid teaching practices and ensure our trainers stay up to date with the latest best practice.

Does your training cover an appropriate syllabus?

All our regulated First Aid training and Fire Safety courses follow an appropriate syllabus set out by the Health and Safety Executive and or Qualsafe Awards.

Do you issue certificates and how long do they last?

We issue certificates following successful completion of a course and receipt of payments in full. Certificates last between 1 and 3 years from the date of final assessment (depending on award). Please contact us to find out more.

Is there a minimum or maximum number of candidates per course?

In order to ensure quality of teaching, courses require a minimum of 4 candidates and a maximum of 12 per instructor.

What are the penalties for not meeting First Aid at Work regulations?

Enforcement action could include the issuing of a notice or prosecution if the circumstances warrant it. Breaches of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 are dealt with proportionately.

Can an individual attend a First Aid at Work requalification course if their First Aid at Work certificate has expired?

No. The 2 day First Aid at Work requalification course updates the first aid skills of those who need to renew their First Aid at work certificate. The HSE strongly recommends that you requalify within a month of your certificate expiring. We follow this guideline. It is your responsibility to check that your certificate has not expired longer than 1month before attending the requalification training.

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