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What is an Appointed Person and why I need them..? 

By combining our Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses we can create a basic first aid course which meets HSE recommendations for an Appointed Person in the Workplace (you can read more about the HSE requirements here)

When an employer’s first aid needs assessment identifies that a first aider is not necessary, the minimum requirement is to appoint a person to:

  • Take charge when someone is injured or ill, including calling an ambulance if required;
  • Look after the first aid equipment, eg restocking the first aid box. 

There are no legal requirements for appointed persons to have any approved training in order to carry out their responsibilities. However, there are courses available for appointed persons and from a legal point of view first aid training is highly recommended.

Appointed Persons should not attempt to perform first aid or emergency care for which they have not received training and without appropriate training it is possible that an Appointed Person may not fulfill an employers health and safety obligations.

Our Primary and Secondary Care Course covers the Primary Care skills of scene safety assessment, universal precautions - communicable disease protection including barrier use, primary assessment, rescue breathing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), conscious and unconscious obstructed airway management, serious bleeding management, shock management and spinal injury management. Secondary Care skills include injury assessment, illness assessment, bandaging and splinting for dislocations and fractures.

We also include training on the use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) units - proven to drastically increase the chances of patient survival compared to CPR alone for the treatment of cardiac arrest.

As with all our courses, personal copies of materials (participant manual & DVD) are provided for participants to retain after the course. A certificate (valid for 24 months) and wallet completion card are included.

See information about the HSE approved First Aid at Work Course and view the Risk Assessment Chart from the HSE to give an idea of what cover you need...

Please (email me here) with questions or to group booking, still not sure I can visit the Workplace and give you a better idea of your requirements.

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