New online first aid refresher course

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We've launched a new online version of our first aid annual skills update course for workplace first aiders.

It's ideal for people who want to refresh their skills between completing their course and requalifying three years later.

Benefits of e-learning

The online course is easy to use and features interactive quizzes and video content, making it ideal for people to keep their skills up to date by learning online in their own time, at work or at home.

David Simpson, national sales manager for Red Cross Training said: "We fully support the Health and Safety Executive's recommendation for first aiders to take an annual refresher course.

"We hope employers understand the importance of ensuring their first aiders have the confidence to help save lives when an accident strikes, and that they will encourage their employees to complete an annual refresher."

First aid refresher course content

Our first aid annual skills update course recaps how to help someone who is:

  • unresponsive and breathing
  • unresponsive and not breathing (including how to use an automated external defibrillator/AED)
  • choking
  • bleeding
  • in shock
  • burned
  • having a seizure.

You can learn online to save time and money on travel costs, or if you prefer, you can book face-to-face training at one of our UK venues – simply choose the learning method that's right for you.

Find out more about our annual refresher courses

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