LoneWorker First Aid

Lone-workers are those who work by themselves, such as forestry, agricultural, security, cleaning, and maintenance staff etc. There is nothing specific in general legislation that prohibits a person from working alone. However, an employer must assess whether an employee is at significantly higher risk when working alone. Hazards that lone workers may encounter include: accidents or emergencies arising out of the work, including inadequate provision of first aid or sudden illnesses.

This Lone worker first aid course is designed for participants who work alone and need first aid skills they can administer on the themselves. In addition, reduction of risk through methods of reducing likelihood of first aid emergency. Moreover, raising the alarm for colleagues through a buddy system.

Available as an Onsite Course

NOT Available as a Public Course

Course Objectives

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Display skills and knowledge related to the delivery of self administered first aid.
  • Display the requisite personal skills including: composure, competence and self-confidence, while understanding their limitations.
  • Calling for assistance from the emergency medical services.
  • Take steps which proactively reduce risks.
Course Topics
  • Knowing the warning signs of potential illnesses
  • Using the first aid kit
  • Using foil blanket properly to stay warm until help arrives
  • Checking in with a buddy
  • Medical emergencies, diabetes, epilepsy, and poisoning
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Bleeds and wounds
  • Muscularskeletal injuries
  • Burns and chemical burns

CPR and Defibrillator training are NOT covered on this course as participants cannot administer this to themselves.

Legislation

Lone Workers – The Health & Safety Authority

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007: Part 7 – Chapter 2: Regulation 165(1)(b) requires employers to designate at each place of work under the employer’s control the number of occupational first-aiders as is necessary, and to give first aid training at the place of work concerned.

Participants

A maximum of 12 participants can attend each Lone Worker First Aid Training session.

Duration

Onsite Lone Worker First Aid training sessions are usually a half day in duration.

Certification

On successful competition of the Lone Worker First Aid course participants will receive a House Certificate. The certification will expire after 2 years.

Renewal

Participants are required to renew their training by completing the course again. Renewals should happen before the certification expires, or sooner if indicated by their company’s risk assessment.

Course Entry Requirements

There are no special entry requirements for participants associated with this course. 

Site Requirements

There are no special site requirements  associated with this course.

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