First Aid at Work

Someone administrating first aid

This course covers the practical skills needed by a first aider in the modern workplace. The course will give you the confidence and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies.


A minimum of 18 hours spread over at least 3 days.

Class Size:

Maximum 12 delegates


It is a requirement of the Health & Safety Law that employers should provide a safe and healthy environment for their employees. If the assessment of First Aid needs highlights the need for qualified First Aiders then this course will provide you with suitable highly trained personnel. This comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of First Aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with an emergency situation with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. (Effective from 1st October 2009).


A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Legalities, Responsibilities and reporting
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Fractures and spinal injuries
  • Shock
  • Control of bleeding
  • Resuscitation
  • Bandaging
  • Heart Attacks
  • Choking


  • Head Injuries
  • Eye Injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Chest injuries
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Burns
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy

If your organisation has a specific area of training that is not included, or you require a more in-depth session, then we can accommodate you by providing additional training in that particular subject.


All students will be assessed by independent assessors on their ability to act safely, promptly and effectively for a casualty who is unresponsive, requires CPR and who is wounded and bleeding.


Subject to assessment, all participants will be issued with a First Aid at Work certificate (and wallet card) approved by the HSE. The qualification is valid for 3 years and can be renewed by attending a suitable two day re-qualification course. The HSE strongly recommends that all First Aiders attend an annual refresher programme of a minimum three hour duration.

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