Primary Care for Schools
Just like other industries in Great Britain, schools are required to adhere to the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. This means they must provide adequate first aid provision for their employees with consideration also, in their risk assessments, for students and members of the public visiting their site.
The Emergency First Response/Care for Children program more than meets the requirements for the HSE Appointed person in the workplace position. According to the HSE , “the role of this appointed person includes looking after first aid equipment and facilities and calling the emergency services when required. They can also provide emergency cover where a first aider is absent due to unforeseen circumstances.”
In some circumstances the approved EFR First Aid at Work (GB) or Emergency First Aid at Work (GB) programmes are the courses of choice. However, depending on risk assessments, it may also suit some schools to use the Primary Care or the Primary and Secondary Care programme.
The Primary Care for Schools programme uses the EFR Primary Care course content and may be conducted using video guided or independent study approaches.