Originally Posted by Doug Stormforce
The HSE FAW does not however cover hypothermia, immersion, drowning etc..
The HSE recognised FAW should be run to cover a nominated syllabus outlined by the HSE, and any specific elements that are appropriate to the workplace of the individual.
The ticket should match the workplace.... a course run for a aluminium smelting plant should have a slightly different focus than one run for a library - they are both going to cover certain basic elements, but with different "extras". The course should reflect the needs of the individuals on it. So anyone who has done the course (and told the instructor where they work) should have covered drowning and hypothermia - assuming they went to a provider that actually gives a $h!*.
First Aid is exactly what it says, First Aid. No need to get fancy and complicated.
Do something, it's always better than doing nothing.
Drowning is simple. Do CPR.
Hypothermia is simple. Get them warm.
Sorry, I'll get off my high-horse now.