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Health and Safety

Optimum Training’s Health and Safety courses can be tailored, so if you find that a course you are looking for isn’t listed please contact us and we can create a bespoke training solution that is right for you.

This half day course gives learners the confidence to recognise the signs of cardiac arrest and safely use a defibrillator to increase chances of patient survival. Training will include the principles of basic life support and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and help learners to understand the technique of using an AED device. Healthy heart rhythms are explored, along with ventricular fibrillation rhythms like tachycardia and asystole, and learners will understand the legal implications of using an AED.

More and more businesses are recognising the vital need for having defibrillators on site to reduce the risk of death from cardiac arrest, and this course will enable employees to safely and confidently use an AED in an emergency.

This half day course is designed for leaners wishing to take further training or to develop their knowledge and/or skills in this subject area. It is recommended for first-aiders in the work place environment.

Trainees working towards this qualification will know cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation, and will be able to safely and effectively use an automated external defibrillation machine by the end of the course. In line with industry guidance it is recommended that learners sit an update of this training every 3 years.

This course can be offered as either an accredited or non-accredited training solution.

Accredited Course

Duration: 1 Day

This course is intended for smaller workplaces where the appointed person will be able to take charge in the event of an illness or accident. At the end of the course attendees will have demonstrated competence in basic life support skills and increased their awareness in managing a first aid incident in the workplace.

The course contains:
– How to act safely and promptly in an emergency
– How to administer CPR
– How to administer first aid to someone who is choking/unconscious
– How to promote safe first aid practice in accordance with all appropriate policies and legislation
– Recognising the importance of cross infection
– Basic advice on first aid at work

A certificate will be issued which will be valid for 3 years. No prior knowledge is necessary.

Training can be delivered on site.

This level 2 qualification will assist those who wish to become a Paediatric First Aider in the workplace with a responsibility for the welfare of infants and children. Its topics are regarded by the Early Year’s Foundation Stage as being important to maintaining good practice in the safe, prompt and effective treatment of injuries and ill health of infants and children who are the care of trained personnel.

Unit 1 begins with learners developing an understanding of the role of a paediatric first aider, and how to assess an emergency situation and act safely and effectively. Participants are taught how to provide first aid for an infant or child who is unresponsive and breathing normally, or unresponsive and not breathing normally. They will learn how to deal with a foreign body airway obstruction, how to provide first aid for an infant or child who is wounded or bleeding, and how to deal with shock.

In unit 2, learners will gain knowledge on how to treat a suspected fracture or dislocation, how to treat a head, neck and back injury, how to deal with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose, and how to treat an infant or child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness. They will learn how to respond to an infant or child experiencing the effects of extreme heat or cold, how to provide first aid after an electric shock, how to treat scalds and burns, how to respond to poisoning, and how to treat bites or stings.

Learners are assessed throughout the duration of the course and will also sit a 30 minute examination at the end to achieve the qualification.

Learners undertaking Fire Marshall training can expect to become familiar with current legislation around fire safety in the workplace and how to apply this in recognising the fire protection measures of a building. They will explore methods of fault reporting, understand the significance of ‘means of escape’ and know the general precautions to be taken while at work. They will understand what actions to take in the event of a fire, and their role on hearing the alarm and conducting a fire drill. Finally they will learn how to select and operate the appropriate fire extinguisher and apply their understanding of the training in a practical fire safety exercise.

Duration: 3 1/2 Hours

The introduction to health and safety awareness is designed for those working in roles responsible for the overall health and safety practices of the organisation.

It gives delegates and awareness of health and safety and how it affects their daily role.

We will cover:

  • Understanding the law
  • Hazard and Risk, Risk Assessment
  • Common Hazards (including Fire, electricity and other aspects identified by delegates)
  • Accidents and incidents

This half day course introduces learners to principles around safe moving and handling, and encourages them to recognise the importance of ensuring a safe working environment. Learners will understand the reasons for safe manual handling and consider potential injuries which could arise, employer and employee responsibilities relating to manual handling, and the consequences of not properly complying with health and safety legislation.

They will examine how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety, explore and understand the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’, determine the process of carrying out a risk assessment, and consider risk control hierarchy in relation to manual handling. Learners will understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements for manual handling through considering safe movement, the types of equipment designed for manual handling tasks, and the requirements for testing, servicing and examination of handling and lifting equipment.

Finally, learners will be able to apply safe manual handling principles when applying effort to move a load or object on their own, when using manual handling aids and equipment, and when working as part of a team. Assessment is through a written examination and a practical individual and team exercise.

All of our courses can be tailored to suit your needs.


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