First Aid at Work Training for Tata

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Cogent Power is a global supplier of electrical steels and part of Tata Steel. Their business works closely with customers at a local level to support their business development through optimisation of logistics and slitting to reduce inventory as well as continuous product development and innovation. They have experience in electrical steels dating back over 70 years and over 100 years of experience in manufacturing steel. The original business European Electrical Steels brought together expertise in electrical steels which existed within two well established European steel leaders, British Steel and SSAB in a joint venture formed in 1991. Cogent is now a wholly-owned Tata Steel Enterprise. The businesses are passionate specialists in high performing electrical steels:

  • Grain Oriented Steels are manufactured at Orb Electrical Steels, Newport, South Wales.
  • Non Oriented Steels are manufactured at Surahammars Bruks AB in Surahammar, Sweden.
  • Cogent Power Inc. in Burlington, Canada provides innovative solutions processing mainly grain oriented steels, as well as amorphous cores for the North American market.

They asked us to deliver their First Aid at Work, 3 day refresher training as part of their commitment to uphold safety within the workplace. This course aims were to provide the comprehensive set of practical skills needed to become a confident First Aider, giving the participants the ability and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies. The course was run by our FAW trainer, Stephan Wilcox, a qualified paramedic with vast experience of running this type of programme. The Content included the following topics:

  • First Aid Priorities
  • Managing Incidents
  • Basic Life Support
  • Examination of a Casualty
  • Unconsciousness
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Fractures
  • Eye Injuries
  • Dressings
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Common Illnesses
  • Heart Attacks
  • Recording and Reporting
  • Regulations
  • First Aid Kits

Certification was dependent on successful continuous assessment of the students as there was no formal final examination. Those students who completed the course and were deemed to have reached the required standard have now been issued with a certificate that is valid for a period of three years. Students were independently examined on the final afternoon of the course. This course is legally compliant with the current Health and Safety (first aid) Regulations 1981.

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