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As someone who is due to start training in march I was wondering what level of first aid training specials receive is it really basic ie just CPR and stopping bleeding? Or does it go into a bit more depth?

(and yes the title of the thread should of been first AID training but iam using an iPad and the predictive text got excited)

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I'd imagine it's largely force specific, what force are you applying to?

I'm not sure what the level of First Aid is called that we do, but it's a two day course. That said I'm a FAAW with the Red Cross so I don't have to do the FA training the police give.

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I'd imagine it's largely force specific, what force are you applying to?

I'm not sure what the level of First Aid is called that we do, but it's a two day course. That said I'm a FAAW with the Red Cross so I don't have to do the FA training the police give.

I've applied for Derbyshire constabulary.

Is this "first aid at work" qualification a qualification that can be officially used outside of the police? as in would I be able to use it to become a registered first aider at my workplace?

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In Lancs we do a 1 day course. Everyone except 1 SC has to do it even those that are first aid trainers.

The one SC excused from having to do the 1 day course is a paramedic in his day job.

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As someone who is due to start training in march I was wondering what level of first aid training specials receive is it really basic ie just CPR and stopping bleeding? Or does it go into a bit more depth?

(and yes the title of the thread should of been first AID training but iam using an iPad and the predictive text got excited)

avon and som is very basic.

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Whilst it differs from force to force the recommended framework is set by the NPIA:

Level 1 - Emergency Life Support

Level 2 - Operational First Aid Skills

Level 3 - Custody First Aid Skills

Level 4 - First Aid At Work

Level 5 - Specialist First Aid Skills

Level 1 is a basic 4 hour course for non-operational police staff & similar

Level 2 is the recommended minimum for general patrol staff, operational support staff and public contact support staff and is at minimum of 1 day (some forces spread it to two) and covers the syllabus of the HSE Emergency First Aid at Work course with some forces having their L2 courses HSE registered so they go towards meeting their commitments under the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981

Level 3 is the recommended minimum for custody staff. It is the same as the Level 2 course in content & duration, but the training is aimed at giving first aid with consideration for psychiatry, self-harm, drugs and alcohol.

Level 4 is the full three day HSE First Aid at Work course to satisfy commitments under the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 as well as being the minimum training for Police specialists such as Fire Arm Officers and PSU medics.

Level 5 is a bespoke level determined force by force and allows for the use of specialist equipment such as Oxygen, Haemostatic agents, splints, CAT's, etc.

The use of AEDs (defibrillators) was once a Level 5 skill, but is being rolled out to more people by some forces.

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I've applied for Derbyshire constabulary.

Is this "first aid at work" qualification a qualification that can be officially used outside of the police? as in would I be able to use it to become a registered first aider at my workplace?

Yes HSE First aid at work you can use in workplace or Events :)

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Defib training is standard in the met.

Defib training is now part of the competency based standard first aid course. :)

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Incidentally, Met SC's who hold a current FAAW certificate do not have to attend ELS refreshers.

I have a FAAW certificate, and I thought under the legislation that it was only valid at the workplace where it was awarded and non-transferable. Also my FAAW certificate is valid for three years, whereas my police refreshers (which in my view are far better than the FAAW training) are every 12 months.

Surrey also train de-fib as standard.

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Incidentally, Met SC's who hold a current FAAW certificate do not have to attend ELS refreshers.

That is incorrect as I have FAAW and still have to do refreshers as told to me by head of FA.

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That is incorrect as I have FAAW and still have to do refreshers as told to me by head of FA.

Oh well, if your head of FA has said it, then the MSC SOP's must be completely wrong then :p

I know where I'd rather quote from though.

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