Essex Forklift Training is an approved pro-trainings accredited training provider. We provide a wide range of first aid courses which can be delivered either at customers premises or from one of our training centres
Regulated Qualifications and Essex Forklift Training 'in-house' qualifications
Essex Forklift Training offers two different types of qualifications. The first we call an in-house certificate of training. These are qualifications that have been designed 'in-house,' independent of an Awarding Organisation, and are not regulated by a UK Regulator. The certificate given to successful learners will only contain the Essex Forklift Training logo. Learners should not confuse an 'in-house certificate' with a 'Regulated Qualification'.
A 'Regulated Qualification' is a certificate that is provided through an Awarding Organisation recognised and regulated by one of the UK Regulators (e.g. Ofqual in England or SQA Accreditation in Scotland).
Essex Forklift Training are accredited by Pro Trainings who are an awarding organisation who monitor and audit us throughout the year. They provide us with the most up to date information regarding changes to legislation and training materials.
This accredited qualification will contain the logo of Pro Trainings (TQUK), and the relevant UK Regulator along with the trainees registration number.
Please note; both options receive identical training
First Aid Courses
Essex Forklift Training deliver the following courses, please click on a course for more information:
- Emergency First Aid at Work Level 2 (1 day)
- First Aid at Work Level 3 (3 days)
- First Aid at Work Annual Refresher / Requalification Level 3 (1 day)
Please follow this link to the HSE which offers guidelines and advice to follow - helping you select the correct course:
Be aware that if your company have multiple sites, each site should have the minimum requirements as determined by the risk assessment and number of staff.
Approved Code of Practise and Guidance covering The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 state that:
ACOP 3(1) "An employer shall provide, or ensure that there are provided, such equipment and facilities as are adequate and appropriate in the circumstances for enabling first aid to be rendered to his employees if they are injured or become ill at work.
ACOP 3(4) " An employer should make an assessment of first aid needs appropriate to the circumstances (hazards and risks) of each workplace.
ACOP 3(52) "Where the first aid assessment identifies a need for people to be available for rendering first aid, the employer should ensure that they are provided in sufficent numbers and at appropriate locations to enable first aid to be administered without delay should the occassion arise. Where 25 or more people are employed, even in low-hazard environments, at least one such person should be provided.
(1 day course, previously called appointed persons)
This one-day course will help you meet your regulatory requirements if your risk assessment indicates that first aid training covering emergency protocols only, is sufficient for your workplace.Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for people who want to receive training in emergency first aid and is especially suited for nominated first aiders in smaller, low risk working environments.What You Will Learn
The content of this course provides basic life saving first aid and workplace health and safety regulations, covering the following:
|The role of the first aider||Fainting|
|Managing an emergency||Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations|
|Communication and casualty care||Resuscitation (adult CPR)|
|Bleeding (minor and severe)||Seizures (adult)|
|Choking (adult)||Unresponsive casualty|
Written assessment and continuous observation by the trainer.Certification
Successful candidates will receive a certificate which is valid for three years.
The First aid at work training course provides the comprehensive set of practical skills needed by first aiders in most workplaces to become a confident first aider at work. Giving both the ability and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies. It meets the standards required to help comply with Health and Safety (First aid) regulations.Who should attend?
This course is designed for people who want to receive our most thorough first aid training. The course is suitable for all businesses, particularly those with large numbers of personnel which work in any environment from low to high risk, ensuring shift work/out of hours have provisions at all times. Please note if a business has more than one location each site must be assessed per category of risk and per number of personnel.What you will learn
The content of the course will cover how to deal with the following:
|The role of the first aider||Head injuries|
|Managing an emergency||Health and safety (first aid) regulations|
|Communication and casualty care||Low blood sugar|
|Bleeding (minor and severe)||Resuscitation (adult CPR)|
|Bone, muscle and joint injuries||Seizures (adult)|
|Burns and scalds||Severe allergic reaction|
|Chest pains (including heart attack)||Shock|
|Choking (adult)||Spinal injuries|
Previously, students who attended our first aid courses were required to pass a final practical assessment. This has been replaced with continuous observation by the trainer and written assessments.
Candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2). So whilst we are often able to provide support to people who for example do not have English as a first language, our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance, although we may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us if you need any guidance.
The First Aid at Work requalification training 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.
This course is for people wishing to renew a valid First Aid at Work Certificate.
This course is for people holding a current First aid at work certificate. The course is suitable for all businesses, particularly those with large numbers of personnel which work in any environment from low to high risk, ensuring shift work/out of hours have provisions at all times. Please note if a business has more than one location each site must be assessed per category of risk and per number of personnel.
The course aims to update and refresh your knowledge of the First aid at work syllabus, while allowing time for revision and practice sessions in preparation for a written assessment.Course Content
This course covers the contents of the three-day First aid at work course in 2 days. Students will requalify for the three-day course.Course Duration
Previously, students who attended our first aid courses needed to pass a final practical assessment. This has been replaced with continuous observation by the trainer and written assessments.
Candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2). Whilst we are often able to provide support to people who for example do not have English as a first language, our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance. Although we may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance.
Please contact us if you need any guidance.
Successful candidates receive a certificate, valid for three years.