The (RQF) Level 3 Award in First Person on Scene (Intermediate) which is an up to date qualification underpinned by current practices. It provides learners with the knowledge and lifesaving skills to assess manage and treat a casualty in a trauma and / or medical emergency and to stabilise them for up to forty minutes before the ambulance or pre-hospital care provider arrives. The qualification is regulated by Ofqual and is clinically endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care (FPHC) and it meets the level 3 PFPHC Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine Skills Framework. It is further approved by the Association of First Aiders and meets HSE regulations. This five day First Person on Scene course is suitable for all first Aiders who require additional enhanced medical skill in support of their work environment. For example, where it is considered a great inherent risk of an accident, perhaps in Light or Heavy industry, Oil and Gas processing, Construction, or even in factories and processing plants.
With the UK ambulance only able to respond to 75% of all emergency call within the allotted time frame there is greater pressure on the First Aider to look after a casualty for longer periods of time. In remote areas and at busy times of the day the achievement of this time of response time has at times reportedly fallen to 50%.
The skills provided by the AoFAQ Level 3 First Person on Scene (Intermediate) qualification will equip your First Aider with the skills to care for your trauma and / or medical emergency effectively and efficiently providing the casualty with the best possible care and the employer peace of mind that they have truly exercised their obligation in respect of Regulation 3 of The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.