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close this bookThe Organization of First Aid in the Workplace (ILO, 1999, 70 p.)
close this folder5. The training of first-aid personnel
View the document5.1. General considerations
Open this folder and view contents5.2. Basic training
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View the document5.5. Certification

5.5. Certification

The authority which authorizes the programmes of training and the training institutions should also be responsible for carrying out examinations of first-aid personnel upon completion of their training. Examiners, independent of the training programmes should be designated. Implicit in this authorization is also the authorization of the programme of examination itself.

Upon successfully completing the examination, the candidates should be awarded a certificate upon which the employer or enterprise will base their appointment. Certificates should be made obligatory and should also be issued following refresher training, other instruction or participation in field work or demonstrations.


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