First Aid at Work

This course is designed for those already working or preparing to work within commerce or industry and wishing to become a First Aider in the Workplace for the purposes of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Course Content

  • Responsibility of a First Aider
  • Incident Assessment and Casualty Survey
  • Managing an Unresponsive Casualty
  • Basic Life Support & CPR
  • Choking
  • Wounds and Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Minor Injuries
  • Fractures and Dislocations
  • Head, Neck & Back Injuries
  • Chest Injuries
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Eye Injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the training session the course delegates will be able to:

  • Define their role as an emergency first aider
  • Describe how to minimise risks to themselves and others
  • Identify the need of establishing consent to provide first aid
  • Complete an accident report form
  • Identify first aid equipment that should be available in the workplace
  • Describe the safe use of first aid equipment
  • Conduct a scene survey, a primary casualty assessment and call for help
  • Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness, open a casualty’s airway and check breathing
  • Explain the importance of the recovery position
  • Demonstrate how to place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position
  • Manage a casualty who is having a seizure
  • Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Demonstrate how to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) using a manikin
  • Describe how to identify and treat a choking casualty with a partially and completely blocked airway
  • Identify types of external bleeding and how to control bleeding
  • Recognise shock and how to manage a casualty who is in shock
  • Administer first aid to casualties with cuts, grazes, bruises, minor burns, scalds and small splinters
  • Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history
  • Conduct a head to toe survey.Recognise and administer first aid for fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains
  • Recognise and administer first aid for concussion, skull fracture, cerebral compression and spinal injury
  • Recognise and administer first aid for different types of chest injuries
  • Recognise the factors that affect severity of burns and administer first aid for burns involving dry heat, wet heat, electricity and chemicals
  • Give examples of eye injuries and administer first aid for eye injuries involving dust, chemicals and embedded objects
  • Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body and administer first aid for those affected by sudden poisoning
  • Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis, recognise and administer first aid for casualty suffering from anaphylaxis
  • Recognise and administer first aid for major illnesses including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma and diabetes

No previous knowledge of first aid is needed prior to course.


The qualification is assessed via on-going oral questioning and practical demonstration. All successful students will be issued with a First Aid at Work Certificate which is valid for a period of 3 years which can be renewed by attending our First Aid at Work Re-qualification course.

Course Length

18 hours of training spread over 3 days

Course Cost

£190 per person (contact us for discounts for early-bird bookings and group bookings)


Open course dates and booking information can be found on our Course Availability page.


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