The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety offers four types of First Aid certification courses;
- HSE approved First Aid at Work Course
- HSE approved First Aid at Work Refresher Course
- HSE approved Appointed Person Course
- Paediatric First Aid Course
Who is a First Aider?
A “First Aider” is a person who has been appropriately trained and holds a current certificate in First Aid at Work issued by an organisation approved by the Health & Safety Executive for this purpose.
First Aid Certificates last for 3 years, and in order to remain qualified, the holder must take a refresher course before the certificate expires.
Who is an Appointed Person?
An “Appointed Person” is a person designated as responsible for taking charge of the situation (e.g. to call emergency services) if a serious injury or case of major illness occurs in the absence of a First Aider.
The Appointed Person can also render emergency aid if called upon to do so and is responsible for first aid equipment in the situation where there is no First Aider on the premises.
Appointed Person / Emergency First Aid certificates are also valid for 3 years however, due to the reduced training hours required to gain this certificate, The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety recommends that candidates refresh their training annually even if this just in-house training amongst staff members.
Who is the Paediatric First Aid course for?
The Paediatric First Aid course is aimed specifically at childcare professionals but also child minders, nannies, nursery school workers and anyone dealing with babies and/or children on a regular professional basis. It is designed to give confidence to the candidate enabling them to react positively and effectively to any emergency first aid situation.