Assessment Procedure

Assessor Criteria Assessors must hold a valid First Aid at Work Certificate Assessors must complete the MG Training First Aid Tutor course (Where an alternative course has been undertaken with another First Aid provider, the tutor’s first assessment will be moderated) Tutor Criteria Tutors must hold a valid First Aid at Work Certificate Tutors must complete the MG Training First Aid Tutor course (Where an alternative course has been undertaken with another First Aid provider, the tutor’s assessment day will be moderated) The MG Training First Aid Tutors course All course applicants must already have a valid first aid at work certificate The course will follow the criteria as set out in the CIEH Professional Trainers Certificate and successful candidates will also gain this qualification as well as Tutor status for MG Training The course will last for three days. The teaching and assessment style of each candidate will be monitored throughout First Aid at Work Assessment Criteria Assessors must use the Assessment Sheets provided by MG Training Assessors must only assess the candidate according to the criteria set out on the assessment sheet There must be four areas for each part of the assessment process: o Waiting area – all students start here o Unconscious Casualty and Resuscitation assessment area o Incident Management assessment area o Waiting area for students that have completed their assessment At no point in the assessment process are students allowed to communicate with each other Students must not be able to view other students who are completing their assessment Mobile phones must not be used at all when the assessment is in process

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Assessment Procedure The written paper must be undertaken in exam conditions. All students should, where it is practical, be seated at their own individual desk so that other students can not view their answers. The written paper has a 30 minute time limit and students must not leave within the first 10 minutes of the paper. If students finish the written paper before the 30 minutes time limit and after the 10 minute time limit then they may, where it is practical, be allowed to leave the assessment area so as not to disturb the other students Incident Management Assessment The assessment must be undertaken on a 1:1 basis (not including the casualty) The simulated casualty must have two injuries, one of which must be bleeding. The casualty must also suffer from shock Assessors must ensure that injuries are made realistic to the type of area that the assessment is taking place. (I.e. office workers should not be asked to deal with accidents usually found in factories etc…) Where possible make up and fake blood should be used so as to create realism and truly assess the student’s reaction. Incident management scenarios must be the same for each student A fully stocked first aid kit must be made available for the student The student must deal with the injuries in the correct order. Injuries must be treated accordingly in a safe and effective manner If a student sees the incident before it is their assessment, the scenario must be changed for that person Unconscious Casualty Assessment The assessment must be undertaken on a 1:1 basis (not including the simulated unconscious casualty) The assessor must inform the student to treat the casualty as they see it. I.e. They are breathing and they don’t have any injuries The student must complete a thorough top–to–toe survey in accordance to current best practice. Assessors must be aware that certain religions forbid people of the same sex and opposite sex touching each other. This must be taken into consideration.

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Assessment Procedure Assessors must be aware that student’s sexual orientation may make it uncomfortable to complete this task on certain individuals. Every effort must be made so that everyone can complete a fair assessment without feeling any additional pressure due to their beliefs or lifestyle. CPR Assessment The assessment must be undertaken in a private area on a 1:1 basis The assessment must be undertaken using an approved adult manikin The student must be informed of scenario beforehand so that they may make the correct decision with regards to the action they should take Manikins must be thoroughly cleaned between each assessment using a suitable disinfectant

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