Chemical exposure course
29 April 2013
Often, traditional first aid training only demonstrates procedures to carry out in the event of loss of breathing or circulation, bleeding, broken bones, asthma, etc. The syllabus may mention chemicals, generally in the context of ingestion or burns to the skin, but very little is taught about first aid following other chemical exposures.
First Aid for Chemical Exposures is a one-day training course presented by NCEC - the UK's National Chemical Emergency Centre.
The aim of the course is to provide those working with chemicals with the knowledge they need to be able to give emergency treatment to someone who has been exposed to a substance - before professional medical attention arrives. It is a useful add-on for those who are already First Aid at Work (FAW) trained.