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It is the responsibility of individual managers to ensure that each location for which they are responsible has adequate first aiders with up-to-date certificates. If Managers are unsure of the required number or level of first aid certificate holders, guidance is available on the Children’s Services Health and Safety A-Z page. Scroll down to First Aid and read the guidance SGP 08-07 First Aid and find the form CSAF-002 First Aid Needs Assessment document. Further guidance is available directly from the Children’s Services Health and Safety Team.

Staff first aid training is currently provided by St John Ambulance who are the corporate recommended training provider for first aid training. Special discounts and insurance arrangements have been negotiated with them.  

Funding

The Children’s Services Workforce Development Team pay for all first aid courses undertaken by Hampshire County Council employed Children’s Services staff. This includes any HCC-owned Children’s Centres, all HCC CSD premises and youth centres. It does not include schools, voluntary organisations or early year settings (pre-schools, nurseries and childminders) and after-school play-schemes.

There is a separate process for Foster Carers and Family Link Carers – please see Learning Zone

Booking process for Children’s Services staff

  1. Look for a suitable date and location of training on the St John Ambulance website.

  2. You must not use the website to book a place on the course as you will be charged the standard rate and not the reduced rate agreed in the HCC contract.

  3. To book a place on a course, complete the Application and request for funding for first aid training form Microsoft Word 23kB and return it to the Children’s Services Workforce Development Team.

  4. If funding is approved, the Children’s Services Workforce Development Team will book you on the course.

  5. IMPORTANT:  Please notify the Children’s Services Workforce Development Team as soon as possible if you need to cancel or change a confirmed place.
    St John Ambulance require at least 24 hours notice for all transfers and cancellations.
    Cancellation less than 24 hours before the start date or non-attendance will incur a full charge.

Pre-course

  1. Manager to discuss and agree attendance on the relevant first aid training course with staff member.

  2. Manager to complete and return the Application and request for funding for first aid training form Microsoft Word 23kB to the Children’s Services Workforce Development Team.

  3. If extenuating circumstances mean that a booked place needs to be changed, managers should inform Children’s Services Workforce Development Team of the change. Please note that HCC are charged for any cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance.

Post Course

  • St John Ambulance will notify the Children’s Services Workforce Development Team of attendance or non-attendance after each event. Any non-attendance will be followed up with the manager concerned.

  • Children’s Services Workforce Development Team will raise payment to St John Ambulance.

Certificate Renewal

St John Ambulance will send refresher course reminders direct to certificate holder.

Available courses

Course

Duration

First Aid At Work

3 days (18 hours)

First Aid At Work Requalification*

2 days (12 hours)

Emergency First Aid At Work

1 day (6 hours)

Paediatric First Aid

2 days (12 hours)

* This is the requalification for the 3-day First Aid At Work course. First aiders whose certificates have expired for more than 28 days must attend the full three day First Aid At Work course.