The aim of this course is to train a person capable of providing immediate first aid in an emergency situation in order to preserve life, promote recovery and prevent the casualty's condition from worsening.
We suggest this basic course to those who already have industry safety rescue components built into other training.
The course contains theory and practical assessments covering the following topics:
- Overview of regulations relating to accidents in the workplace HSE Act 1992.
- Approaching an Accident Scene – hazard management.
- Primary Assessment – workplace specific.
- CPR - adult / child / infant.
- Choking - adult / child / infant – conscious and unconscious.
- AED operation.
- Soft tissue injuries – sprains and strains.
- Breathing difficulties.
- Heart conditions.
- Stroke and seizures.
- Allergies and anaphylaxis.
- Shock and the recovery position.
- External and internal bleeding.
- Burns and scalds.
- Fractures and dislocations.
NZQA Unit Standards
26551 Provide first aid for life threatening conditions
26552 Demonstrate knowledge of common first aid conditions and how to respond to them
Attendance Numbers Minimum of 10, maximum of 15 per trainer
Course Duration 1 day (8 hours)
The course requires a level of fitness to demonstrate competency for the skill being trained.
NZQA advises that the minimum standard for delivery for a first aid course assessing these units is 12 hours (http: //www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/firstaid-consultation/index.html). The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) are now free to promote more flexible guidelines related specifically to workplace hazards. VHNZ believe that this actually increases the amount of compliance required and, for many of our clients, owing to the degree of hazard in their work places, the amount of the first aid training required.