CPR Refresher Course FAQs
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR as it is more commonly known and referred to in the mining and civil industries is an extremely important skill set and often an entry level ticket or industry short course that everyone is required to have and keep up to date when working in the construction and mining sectors. CPR knowledge and training should be part of your tool belt whether you work on site, or in the office. The more people skilled in administering CPR, the more lives can be saved.
Is a CPR refresher course relevant to me?
Most employers and pre employment screening will require an up to date CPR ticket or Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment otherwise commonly referred to as a SOA that is issued by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
The SOA will be for the nationally endorsed CPR unit of competency _____. If you have already completed your first aid and CPR course in the last few years then you are able to complete a CPR refresher course. If you have not previously completed a CPR course then you would need to complete a full course rather than the CPR refresher course.
Additionally to the above a medical emergency can happen anywhere and anytime, so employers have a duty of care to ensure staff have adequate CPR knowledge that is current and up-to-date. By ensuring that staff and employees have a current CPR SOA within 1 year they can ensure this. A CPR refresher course can ensure you are current and help you re-skill and update your knowledge of CPR to be compliant.
Across Queensland, mining and construction industries are growing and expanding at a rapid rate. Alongside this, the need for experienced and certified employees that can administer CPR continues to increase. Every team should have at least one person with CPR knowledge.
How frequently should I complete a CPR refresher?
Safe Work Australia delegates that CPR refresher training should be undertaken with a RTO annually so as staff and workers can refresh their skills and knowledge and confirm their competence to provide first aid in the event of an emergency.
Additional to this CPR refresher courses should be completed every 12 months for your own personal and professional benefit. As CPR is a tool that is infrequently used by so many people, the knowledge of how to administer it and the signs to look out for can fade over time. Renewing and refreshing your CPR knowledge every 12 months could be the difference that saves someone’s life.
What’s covered in a CPR refresher course?
A CPR refresher will walk you through the necessary skills to maintain breathing and circulation in a person experiencing a cardiac arrest. As well as refreshing your skills and knowledge by performing CPR. A CPR refresher course also renews your knowledge of how to administer CPR and the signs to look out for that CPR may be required to help keep blood and oxygen flowing, giving the person suffering a cardiac arrest a greater chance of making a full recovery, before the medical experts arrive or using a defibrillator.
A CPR refresher course is a shortened course, enabling you to effectively renew your knowledge and hands-on skills and give you the confidence to act quickly and effectively to help someone in distress.
We’ll cover both practical and theory based learning during our CPR refresher course including how to:
- Respond to an emergency situation
- Apply appropriate first aid procedures
- Communicate details of the incident
- Evaluate the incident and own performance
Not completed a CPR course? Please see our full CPR course here.