Global Horizon Skills

Construction First Aid

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Who is this course designed for?

This course is ideally suited to any person who has responsibility for first aid at a construction site.

Course Content

At Health and Safety Ireland Ltd we specialise in teaching First Aid to those people who work in high hazard environments, such as the building and construction industry.

Our medical training equips clients to deal with a range of traumatic injuries that are likely to occur in the construction industries.  We routinely work with builders, scaffolders, surveyors, electricians and many other individuals and organsiations that require employees to work in high hazard situations.

Our Construction First Aid courses are fully certified and cover the complete HSE syllabus as follows:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Be able to assess an incident
  • Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty
  • Be able to preform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and demonstrate correct placement of AED pads and follow AED instructions
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Be able to provide  first aid to a casualty with external bleeding
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries
  • Be able to conduct a secondary survey
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected injuries to bones,muscles and joints
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with an eye injury
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis
  • Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected, heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetic emergency and sepsis

In addition to the syllabus our Pre-Hospital medical treatment training program for the construction industry also includes:

  • Emergency Operating Plans
  • Situational Awareness training
  • Major incidents
  • Management of spinal Injuries
  • Management of chest injuries
  • Management of abdominal injuries
  • Management of suspected pelvic injuries
  • Electrical accidents,
  • Amputations
  • Dropped objects – serious head injury, unresponsive, breathing
  • Fall from heights – external bleeding, unresponsive, breathing
  • Serious internal bleeding
  • Serious external bleeding (i.e. chainsaw injury)
  • A massive hemorrhage (if undiscovered) can kill someone quicker than a blocked airway.  Learning to locate the source of a major bleed, employing a CAT tourniquet/pressure dressing or improvise to arrest bleeding
  • Maintaining the Airway:  Starved of oxygen a casualty could die within minutes. Identifying a range of obstacles to breathing and clearing blockages to the airway
  • Identifying life threatening conditions and injuries and knowing how to deal with them.  Monitoring the respiration rate of a seriously injured casualty for a prolonged period. Taking a pulse and monitoring the vital signs.

Course Duration

3 Days

Assessment

Competency-based training and continuous observation by the trainer.

Certification

Successful candidates will receive a certificate by email which is valid for three years

Cost

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