SCQF Level 5 Award (Scotland)
This new HSE approved qualification comes into effect as from 1st October 2009, along with new guidance on assessing the needs of First Aid in your workplace. Your risk assessment of First Aid needs may well identify the need for Emergency First Aiders either as an addition to your First Aiders, or where the risk of your business is low, it may well identify them as being sufficient without the need of additional First Aiders.
A minimum of 6 hours consisting of theoretical and practical activities.
Responsibilities and reporting
Assessment of the situation
Basic hygiene in First Aid
Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, and a 3-year qualification will be issued to those who meet the criteria.
In addition, the HSE strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of about 3 hours, although it is not mandatory.