due diligence first aid training

Due diligence first aid training

Due diligence first aid training

Since the recent changes in the authorisation of first aid training for the workplace a greater emphasis is placed on the employer satisfying themselves that their first aid training is sufficient. There is a number of ways the employer can assess their potential training supplier, but the key thing is that you carry out due diligence first aid training.

The Health and Safety Executive have provided guidance on how the employer can do this, [contact us at the office on 0800 242 5210 or info@lazarustraining.co.uk if you would like a copy], but the key items are listed below.

Just to help you with this, we have completed the “answers” for Lazarus Training Ltd.

Check Yes No Notes
Trainers/assessors      
Do the trainers/assessors have a current FAW certificate or qualify for an exemption? x   Trainers hold a variety of qualifications including FAAW
Do the trainers/assessors have an appropriate training/assessing qualification? x   From Cert Ed, to Level 3 Award in Education & Training & Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training
Quality assurance      
Is there a documented quality assurance plan designating an individual to take responsibility for quality assurance, including assessment of the performance of trainers/assessors at least annually? x   Lazarus Training is audited to ISO 9001 standards for our quality management.
Does the designated person have a current FAW certificate or qualify for an exemption? x    
Does the designated person have an assessing/verifying qualification? x   Cert Ed, D32, D33
Is there a documented course evaluation procedure? x   As per IS0 9001 & HSE
Is there a documented complaints procedure? x   As per IS0 9001 & HSE
Teaching currently accepted first-aid practice      
Is FAW/EFAW taught in accordance with current guidelines on adult basic life support published by the Resuscitation Council (UK), and for other aspects of first aid, in accordance with current guidelines published by the Voluntary Aid Societies or other published guidelines that are supported by a responsible body of medical opinion? x   Our training is also conducted to the guidelines of the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons [Edinburgh].
Training syllabus      
Does the course content adequately meet the needs of your workplace as indicated by your first-aid needs assessment?      
For FAW, does the syllabus include the topics listed in Appendix 1 and does the course include at least 18 training and assessment contact hours, over three days? x   An outline of the training is available on request and online
For FAW requalification, does the syllabus include the topics listed in Appendix 1 and does the course last at least 12 training and assessment contact hours, over two days? x   An outline of the training is available on request and online
For EFAW, does the syllabus include the topics listed in Appendix 2 and does the course last at least six training and assessment contact hours, over one day? x   An outline of the training is available on request and online
For EFAW requalification, does the syllabus include the topics listed in Appendix 2 and does the course last at least six training and assessment contact hours, over one day? x   An outline of the training is available on request and online
Certificates      
Do the certificates issued to students assessed as competent contain the name of the training organisation, the title of the qualification (eg FAW or EFAW), reference to the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, the date of issue and confirmation the certificate is valid for three years?

(If training is neither FAW nor EFAW the certificate should also list the learning outcomes of the syllabus on which candidates have been assessed.)

x   A sample image can be sent on request.

You might also find it useful to check out our first aid needs calculator which can be found on this page about first aid training needs.

Obviously if you have a question about due diligence first aid training give our office a call on 0800 242 5210 or info@lazarustraining.co.uk

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