First aid at work

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for people aged 18+ who work in higher hazard environments such as construction, manufacturing or agriculture. 

It is also ideal for organisations whose risk assessment identifies a need for additional first aid training. This could be due to having employees with a disability or an existing medical condition.

Length

3 days

Time

09:00-17:00

Course content includes:

Our first aid at work course covers the course content specified in the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

It gives learners the skills and confidence to respond to a range of accidents and first aid emergencies they could encounter in the workplace.

In addition to the topics covered on an emergency first aid at work course, this course covers treatment for a variety of injuries and medical conditions.

It gives learners the first aid skills to help someone who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing
  • is unresponsive and not breathing
  • is choking
  • is feeling faint
  • has been poisoned
  • has a head injury
  • has hypothermia or heat exhaustion
  • is having a medical emergency:
    • seizure
    • heart attack
    • angina attack
    • stroke
    • asthma attack
    • severe allergic reaction
    • diabetic emergency
  • has an injury to a bone muscle or joint (including spinal injuries).

The course also includes information on:

  • dealing with an emergency:
    • assessing a casualty
    • monitoring a casualty
    • where to get help
    • electrical incidents
  • accident recording and reporting
  • control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH).

This course now includes a practical, hands-on automated external defibrillator (AED) awareness session using trainer AEDs, a move which has been welcomed by the Health and Safety Executive, citing that awareness training instils greater confidence in the use of AEDs.

Each learner receives a training pack including a host of resources to help them practice the skills covered. The pack includes a course companion workbook, first aid manual, bandages and more.

Qualification

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a first aid at work certificate which is valid for three years.

For best practice, we support the HSE recommendation to complete an annual first aid skills update.

Pre-requisites

Our courses offer a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation.

Learners must be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course.

The HSE requires at least 18 training and contact hours for this course. Learners must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.

Notes

For more information on this course please contact us.

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