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First Aid At Work

First Aid at Work – 3 Days

This course is essential for those who have been nominated for first aid at work and it complies with the current Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.  All employers in the UK have a legal duty to provide first aid cover for their employees.  Self-employed persons must also ensure they have adequate facilities to provide first aid to themselves while at work.

Delegates can undertake the 2-day course anywhere from 3 months prior to the certificate expiry date up to 28 days after the expiry date, however, this provision will cease as from October 2013, due to the changes in provision.

HSE approved certificates will be issued to delegates who successfully complete the course. Certificates are valid for 3 years however, it is recommended by the HSE that a yearly skills update (minimum 3 hours) is undertaken to reduce the skills fade of the first aider.


The 3-day course includes the following subjects:

  • The role of the first aider, including first aid kits, incident reports and preventing cross infection.
  • Control of bleeding.
  • Burns and scalds.
  • Sprains and strains.
  • Fractures and dislocations, including neck and spinal injuries.
  • Seizures.
  • Shock.
  • Asthma.
  • Choking.
  • Anaphylaxis.
  • Diabetes.
  • Head injuries, including strokes.
  • Eye injuries.
  • Poisoning.
  • Angina and heart attack.
  • Treatment of the unconscious casualty.
  • Resuscitation.