First Aid Refresher Course FAQs
First aid knowledge is extremely important — but especially for those working within the mining and construction sectors. Being in close contact with heavy and high risk machinery, as well as the nature of the roles in these hands-on industries means that a first aid refresher course could help to save a life during an emergency situation.
Is a first aid refresher course relevant to me?
Across Queensland, mining and construction industries continue to grow at a rapid rate, and alongside this, the need for experienced and certified first aid givers continues to increase. A first aid refresher can help you update the skills, knowledge and first aid procedures learned previously and bring you up to speed on any changes in the field of emergency care since your previous course.
How frequently should I complete a first aid refresher course?
A first aid refresher course should be completed every three years for your own personal and professional benefit — plus it can help you save a life. The first aid techniques reviewed during a refresher are simple yet effective procedures that can be administered with little equipment, and can be performed until professional medical assistance arrives. First aid can also help to reduce a person’s recovery time and can sometimes be the difference between the person having a temporary or long term medical issue.
We recommend this course be completed alongside a CPR refresher course as it’s extremely important to have someone skilled in these three areas on any work site in case of accident or injury.
What’s covered in a first aid refresher course?
A first aid refresher is an interactive course, enabling you to continue to grow your 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 first aid refresher course including the management of:
- CPR techniques on adults, children and infants
- incident reporting
- how to properly assess an emergency situation
- using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- first aid procedures for bleeding, burns and fractures
- managing medical conditions such as epilepsy and asthma
- managing medical emergencies such as snake/spider bites, poisons and choking
- infection control procedures
- managing exposure to extreme temperatures
- administering first aid for eye & soft tissue injuries
- assessing and moving sick & injured
- legal responsibilities of a first aider
- basic anatomy
- managing shock