HABC Level 3 International Award in First Aid at Work and the Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator

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This qualification is aimed at providing candidates with the necessary knowledge, and a more in depth understanding of the necessary skills to support first aid and the use of a defibrillator in the workplace.   

Course Outline

Introduction to – The First Aider

• What is first aid?

• First aid in the workplace

• Responsibilities of the First Aider

• Minimising the risk of infection

• Contents of a first aid box

Assessing an incident

• Scene survey

• Primary survey

• When to call for help

• Secondary survey

Manage unresponsive casualties

• Principles of resuscitation

• The respiratory system


• Adult basic life support

• Compression only CPR

• Infant and child CPR

• Know how to safely use an AED

• Obstructed airway

• Choking

• Shock

• The circulatory system

• Types of bleeding

• Minor injuries (cuts, grazes, contusions, minor burns and scalds, foreign objects, small splinters)

• Bones, muscles and joints

• Types of fractures

• Applying a support sling

• Dislocations

• Sprains and strains

• Head injuries

• Spinal injuries 

• Types of chest injuries

• Recognition and treatment

• Burns and scalds

• Eye injuries

• Poisoning

• Anaphylaxis

Major illness

• Heart attack

• Stroke

• Epilepsy

• Asthma

• Diabetes 

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2/3 Days [18 hours]

Up to 12 per course


This qualification is assessed by practical and knowledge assessments.


Successful candidates receive an A4 paper certificate and plastic credit card certificate. This qualification is valid for 3 years.

Our candidate packs include a full colour manual, student training kit & face-shield key-ring . Tea/coffee/refreshments
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