Course Overview


This 3 days (18 hours) will qualify you as a First Aider in the workplace ,this course is particularly suited for medium to high risk organisations or for those with a large number of employees. This course is the replacement for the former HSE first aid at work course.


This course covers all aspects of First Aid and meets the requirements of the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and is suitable for staff who must obtain a First Aid At Work certificate and become designated First Aiders in their workplace.


The aim of the course is to equip delegates with:

  • the essential knowledge and practical experience to enable them to carry out first aid in the workplace 
  • vital skills by participating in  practical exercises


  • Use first aid equipment
  • Understand employer duties and legislation
  • Be aware of current first aid protocols
  • Maintain first aid records
  • Act safely, promptly and effectively during emergencies at work

Topics Covered:

  • The duties of the First Aider
  • Health and Safety administration
  • Handling an incident and developing an action plan
  • Initial assessment of the casualty and carrying out a search
  • Recognition and treatment of illness
  • Disorders of the breathing and respiratory system
  • Wounds and bleeding and the circulatory system. Emergency life support
  • Dressings and bandages
  • Head injuries and the causes of unconsciousness
  • Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Respiration and asphyxia
  • Burns and scalds
  • Eye injuries and conditions
  • Heat and cold on the body
  • Muscle, joint , bone and spinal injuries
  • Electric shock
  • Poisoning
  • The basic use of an AED


The course is assessed via a practical and written examination. If successful, the delegate will receive a First Aid at Work Certificate which is valid for three years.