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Safety, Health and Environment

Safety, Health and Environment Training

As one of the top universities in the North West, UCLan provides a range of high quality cost effective First Aid and Health and Safety courses to a wide range of organisations across the North West. Courses can be delivered at our Preston campus or on site at your premises, which makes our already competitive training packages even more attractive by saving on travelling time and other costs.

Our trainers hold recognised teaching qualifications and have years of practical experience in a range of settings from sports and leisure, to childcare and industrial sectors. Course programmes are approved by the HSE and first aid training follows British and European Resuscitation Council protocols.

Please contact the SHE section on 01772 89 2047 for further information.

IOSH Managing Safely

This four day course is designed to give managers and supervisors the skills and confidence to manage health and safety effectively within their areas of responsibility at work. The course provides a practical programme, full of step-by-step guidance, with a sharp business focus. The innovative format and content is designed to engage and inspire delegates, whilst getting across just why health and safety is such an essential part of the job.

How will your organisation benefit?

  • Nationally recognised and respected certificated training for managers and supervisors
  • Peace of mind offered by training that’s designed and quality controlled by the chartered body for health and safety professionals
  • Two key areas – health and safety and environmental basics – covered in a single programme
  • The course includes checklists and other materials for delegates to try out and use when they get back to work

Assessment consists of a 22 question multi-format examination and a practical work based assessment which must be completed within two weeks of the written examination. Successful delegates will be awarded the IOSH Managing Safely certificate.

First Aid Training

Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work 1 Day

This course is designed to meet the needs of staff intending to act as a FIRST AIDER AT WORK, equipping individuals with the skills necessary to give effective life support, identify & treat injuries or illness, and maintain care and comfort of the casualty.

Delegates will develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge to enable them to deal with situations that may arise in the working environment.

The course ends with a practical assessment and successful candidates will receive a FIRST AID AT WORK certificate which is valid for 3 years.

Course Contents:

  • The role of the first aider
  • Contents of first aid kits (avoiding cross infection)
  • Recording of incidents and accidents
  • Assessing the situation in an emergency
  • Recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid including heart attack and use of aspirin, stroke, epilepsy, asthma & diabetes
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who;
    • is unconscious (including seizures)
    • requires cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
    • is choking
    • is wounded or bleeding
    •  is in shock
    • has minor conditions - to include: minor cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters
  • Administer first aid to a casualty with;
    • injuries to bones, muscles, joints including suspected spinal injury
    • sudden poisoning
    • burns and scalds
    • eye injuries
    • anaphylactic shock and use of auto-injectors (Epipen)


Emergency First Aid at Work 1 Day

The Health and Safety Executive require that employers provide first aid trained staff at work; the minimum requirement is to "appoint a person to deal with emergency situations – the “Appointed Person".

Many organisations also train staff as appointed persons to assist their fully qualified first aid trained colleagues.

The course is designed to ensure that the appointed person has the knowledge and skills necessary to take charge and deal with an emergency effectively.

Candidates will receive an Appointed Persons Emergency First Aid Certificate which is valid for 3 years.

The Course Includes:

  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • The Respiratory System
  • Choking and Airway Management
  • Care of the Unconscious patient
  • The Circulatory System
  • Communication in an Emergency
  • Dealing with Common Medical Conditions
  • Control of Bleeding

Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid 

This Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid course meets the requirements of the Early Years foundation stage statutory framework. This course meets Ofsted requirements for registered childminders and the requirements under the Approved Carers Scheme.

This paediatric first aid course focuses on emergency scenarios that are faced by professionals and family members looking after children. 

The course covers protocols, reporting procedures and how to deal with accidents and emergencies involving young children.

Course Content:
  • Roles and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider 
  • Incident and casualty assessment 
  • CPR
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Choking casualty 
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Shock
  • External bleeding 
  • Minor injuries 
  • Bites and stings
  • Eyes, ears and nose conditions
  • Fractures, dislocations and sprains 
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Chronic medical conditions or sudden illness
  • Body temperature
  • Electric shock
  • Burns and scalds
  • Poisonous substances
Course Assessment and Certification

This qualification is built from two units. 

Level 3 Qualification Units

  • Unit 1: Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • Unit 2: Managing Paediatric Illness, Injuries and Emergencies
Learners must complete both units successfully to achieve the QA Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) qualification. 

All practical and written assessments must be passed to gain the qualification. 

On completion learners will be qualified and certified.


Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid 

This paediatric first aid course focuses on emergency scenarios that are faced by professionals and family members looking after children. 

The course covers protocols, reporting procedures and how to deal with accidents and emergencies involving young children.

Course Content:
  • Roles and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider 
  • Incident and casualty assessment 
  • CPR
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Choking casualty 
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Shock
  • External bleeding 
Course Assessment and Certification

Learners must complete all practical and written assessments must be passed to gain the qualification.

On completion learners will be qualified and certified.

Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator 

This course is suitable for staff who have an AED in their workplace or clinical or non-clinical staff working for the NHS or Private Health & Social Care Organisations such as doctors and dental surgeries to receive updates on the latest guidelines from the British Resuscitation Council and prove competence in (BLS).

Course Content:
  • The chain of survival
  • CPR 
  • Unconscious casualty/Recovery/Safe airway position
  • Using the Automated External Defibrillator 
Course Assessment and Certification

There are three assessments required for this qualification they are;
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Management of an unconscious casualty 
  • Safe use of the automated external defibrillator    
Learners must complete all three practical assessments in CPR, Unconscious casualty management and Use of the AED must be passed to gain the qualification.

On completion learners will be qualified and certified.

Level 3 First Aid at Work (Re-qualification) 2 Days 

To be eligible to attend this course you will need to produce your original/current First Aid at Work certificate as proof of attendance on a 2 day course.

Course content
  • Role of the first aider
  • Incident and casualty management 
  • CPR
  • Recovery/Safe airway position and management of seizures
  • Choking 
  • External bleeding and shock 
  • Minor injuries 
  • Chest injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Poisons 
  • Asthma
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angina/Heart attack
  • Stoke
  • Fractures/Sprains/Strains
  • Spinal injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
Learners must complete all  five practical assessments in CPR, Unconscious casualty management, secondary survey, management of fractures and dealing with external bleeding and shock along with two theory assessment must be passed to gain the qualification.