With the dark November nights well and truly upon us, most of us will be swapping our outdoor activities for indoor ones instead, why not a national sports first aid course? So why not make your time spent indoors, avoiding the dark, cold nights as productive as possible by learning a new skill that could genuinely save a life.  

What is First Aid Training 

First Aid is the initial process of assessing and addressing the needs of someone who has been injured or is in physiological distress. The first few moments after a person is injured or becomes unwell are absolutely critical and could ultimately be the difference between life and death. 

Therefore, learning this life saving skill will give you the confidence to act if you are ever in the unfortunate situation where someone, either a stranger or worse, a loved one was to fall ill. 

And just in case you need any more reasons to learn this skill, many occupations actually require you to have it by law, such as childcare providers, coaches and personal trainers, flight attendants, construction workers, electricians, lifeguards and many more. It also looks great to have on any CV as every office will have a designated first aider on site. 

Where Can I Take Part in a First Aid Training Course in Belfast?

So if First Aid is something you’ve always wanted to learn or add to your resume, now is your chance. Harberry First Aid Training are hosting a variety of First Aid classes right here in Belfast throughout November, primarily aimed at First Aid in the workplace. 

The FAIB Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work qualification is aimed at anyone who is required or would simply like to become an accredited first aider in their workplace. It is also for those of you who would simply like to requalify in order to keep your current first aider status. 

This is a regulated qualification in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and 1982 (N.I.) and will provide it’s attendees with the skills, knowledge and confidence to deal with first aid situations in both low and high risk work environments. This certification is valid for 3 years. 

The Course will include the following topics: 

  • First Aid Regulations 1981 and (NI) 1982
  • Record keeping and communication
  • Scene safety
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Management of an unconscious casualty
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Musculo-skeletal injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Recognition and treatment of common medical conditions

Candidates who successfully complete the course and final tests will be awarded a Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work, which is valid for three years and is authorised for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and 1982 (NI).So if you are interested in learning First Aid skills and obtaining this accreditation then be sure to check out Harberry First Aid Training’s calendar for all their upcoming classes this November.