Where can people get training in first aid?
A number of organisations provide workplace first aid training courses and the easiest way to access them is through the Yellow Pages telephone directory.
Employers should choose an organisation that has an NZQA accredited first aid training course or equivalent The minimum requirement for first aid training should cover :assessment of emergency situations, altered states of consciousness, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), bleeding and shock, fractures, sprains, soft tissue injuries, head injuries, eye injuries, burns and scalds, poisoning and a range of medical emergencies including asthma, diabetes and epilepsy. Advanced first aid training can take account of special hazards and risks associated with the person's workplace.
A person completing and passing an accredited first course will be awarded a certificate which is valid for two years.
For further information, see First Aid for Workplaces - A Good Practice Guide
Date Modified: Tuesday, 7 December 2010
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