Appointed Person 2 Hour Course

By: First Aid Select Training  12/08/2008

Appointed Person Course.

Where an employer's assesment of First Aid needs identifies that a First Aider is not necessary, the minimum requirement for an employer is to appoint a person to take charge of the First Aid arrangements. This includes looking after the equipment and facilities and calling the Emergency Services when required. Arrangements should be made at all times for an Appointed Person to be available to undertake these duties when people are at work. In the absence of the First Aider, employers must appoint a person for this purpose. It should be remembered that Appointed Persons are not First Aiders and should not attempt to give First Aid for which they have not been trained.

Appointed Person Course

Module 1 First Aid in the Workplace

Module 2 Responsibilities

Module 3 Action in an emergency

Appointed Person Course

SESSION PLAN

Module 1 First Aid in the Workplace

Module content: Roles

Aims of First Aid

Definition of First Aid

Health & Safety regulations

Risk assessment of First Aid needs

Equipment and facilities

Accident reporting

Module duration: 60 minutes

Module 2 Responsibilities

Module content: Contacting the emergency services

Prioritizing treatment

Communicating with the casualty

Module duration: 45 minutes

Module 3 Action in an emergency

Module content: Factors involved in an emergency

Assessing the scene for dangers

Safety approach

Module duration: 15 minutes


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