WorkSafe Offers New Certification Option

Our new certificate of attendance offers an inclusive approach to recognising student’s first aid skills and knowledge. WorkSafe offer a variety of workplace first aid courses, but also want to recognise students who are unable to complete the practical elements of these courses.

The Health and Safety Executive require students to complete practical skills unassisted to achieve a workplace first aid certificate. Often there will be students on a course who are unable to achieve this but would like recognition of their attendance on the course.

The Basic First Aid Awareness Certificate will acknowledge students who have attended a course and learnt basic first aid skills without the practical elements.

This certificate option enables students to join in where they are able without the requirement to complete a formal assessment or mandatory practical elements. 

Students who are unable to participate in the practical elements of the course, can demonstrate their knowledge by ‘coaching’ other students to perform the skills.

The certificate acknowledges awareness of the following subjects:

  • What to do in an emergency
  • Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
  • First aid for the unconscious casualty
  • First Aid for a choking casualty
  • First aid for control of bleeding

It is important to note that the Basic First Aid Awareness certificate is not compliant with HSE requirements for first aiders in the workplace. Students will need to be made aware that this certificate acknowledges attendance only.