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Aiding a path to employment

There’s been cuts and bruises, bandages and plasters galore at Truro library today (Wednesday 27th April, 2022). But don’t worry, there’s not been some awful accident, just the opposite in fact!

Participants from Pluss’ Health Works for Cornwall took part in a one-day course to get their FAA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work.

Health Works for Cornwall offers support to anyone living in the county who is aged 16 or over and not currently in paid employment, and today’s fully-funded course means the participants can now add this qualification to their CVs, taking them another step closer to being ready for work.

It was delivered by Jo from True Blue Training and you can see from the image gallery below that there was a lot of ‘hands-on’ training involved.

If you would like to find out more about the different support that Health Works for Cornwall can offer you, check out the links at the bottom of this page and then send an email to [email protected] for more details.

Here’s what some of the participants on the course told us:

Yvonne: “I have always wanted to do a first aid course, so when this was suggested to me I jumped at it.

“I have learnt so much today. I hope I never have to use it!

“Jo was a great educator.”

“I’ve wanted to refresh my first aid knowledge for several years. I am a carer for my parents and I am in situations where I help others so was unsure regards what first aid I needed to do. I helped an injured surfer three months ago. I am now confident with CPR and current basic first aid. The course was fun and in a lovely location. The food and drink were very generous. I would love to learn more first aid in the future”.

Callum: “I wanted to do first aid again because I’ve done it before but wanted it to be fresh in my head and I volunteer at All Saints in Camborne with a lot of people with different mental health.

“After this course, I can finally do first aid for them if needed.”

During the six hour course, all the learners had the opportunity to take part in both practical and theoretical activities designed to give them the skills and knowledge to be able to provide emergency first aid which could provide treatment in a prompt, safe and effective manner.

During the day, a whole range of topics were covered, for example:

Responsibilities and reporting
Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
Basic hygiene in First Aid
Resuscitation and AED
Assessment of the situation
Bleeding control
Minor injuries

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