First Aid at Work – Qualifying

Course Overview

It is a legal requirement that employers provide a safe and healthy environment for their employees. This course will give delegates a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

The course provides detailed training in theoretical and practical aspects of First Aid at Work, in order to enable employees to manage a person or persons becoming suddenly ill or suffering injury at work. This comprehensive three day course covers a wide range of First Aid emergencies, enabling all delegates to deal with an emergency situation with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. The course will conclude with individual, practical assessment.


The final afternoon of the course consists of a half-hour test, including oral and practical assessment of First Aid techniques and principles. The qualification lasts for three years from date of issue.

Who should attend?

This first aid training course is designed for higher risk environments or where your risk assessment indicates the need for personnel trained in First Aid at Work.

What will I learn?

On successful completion of the course, the learner will demonstrate that they are able to:

  • act safely, promptly and effectively with emergencies at work
  • use first aid equipment, including the contents of a first aid box
  • define the duties of employers and the legal framework
  • maintain simple factual records on what they have done with regard to any treatment or management of an emergency
  • explain the importance of personal hygiene in first aid procedures.

They will also be able to identify and describe a casualty who:

  • requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • is unconscious;
  • is bleeding or wounded
  • is suffering from shock
  • is suffering from an injury to bones, muscles or joints
  • has been burned or scalded
  • has been overcome by gas or fumes;
  • or may have been poisoned or exposed to a harmful substance.

What will it cover?

The content of the course will cover how to deal with the following:

  • Accident reporting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Asthma
  • Bleeding (minor and severe)
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Burns
  • Casualty movement
  • Chest pains (including heart attack)
  • Choking (adult)
  • CPR (adult)
  • Diabetes
  • Eye injuries
  • Fainting
  • Head injuries
  • Poisons
  • Primary survey
  • Seizures (adult)
  • Shock
  • Spinal injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stroke
  • Unconscious casualty

The practical based course is conducted in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, which allows the learner to develop their full potential and complete the learning activity, confident and competent in their ability.


3 day course.

Maximum number of delegates


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