First Aid at Work Training

First Aid at Work Training


Maximum Delegates


Certificate Included


Skill Level


Approximate Time

3 Years

Certificate Length



First Aid at Work Training

Course Overview

First Aid at Work training in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and should be taken by anyone who may need to administer first aid in a high-risk workplace.

We use an audio and visual presentation and training can count towards your CPD. You will be issued with a course certificate after the successful completion of your training.

First Aid at Work Training covers the following: 

  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
  • Administer first aid to a casualty with:
  1. anaphylactic shock
  2. burns and scalds
  3. chest injuries
  4. eye injuries
  5. injuries to bones, muscles, and joints, including suspected spinal injuries
  6. sudden poisoning
  • Assess the situation and circumstances to act safely, promptly, and effectively in an emergency
  • Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)
  • Recognise the presence of major illness (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes) and provide appropriate first aid
  • The need for recording incidents and actions
  • Understanding the importance of preventing cross infection
  • Use of available equipment

We use an audio and visual presentation with handouts. Training can count towards your CPD and you will be issued with a course certificate after the successful completion of your training.


Delegates attending this course should be 18+ years and be physically and mentally fit to withstand the rigours of training.

The content of this course includes awareness of periodic examinations of equipment.

What the HSE say:

A first aider is someone who has undertaken training appropriate to the circumstances. They must hold a valid certificate of competence in either:

  • first aid at work
  • emergency first aid at work
  • any other level of training or qualification that is appropriate to the circumstances

Employers can use the findings of their first aid needs assessment to decide the appropriate level to which first-aiders should be trained.

  • Emergency first aid at work (EFAW) training enables a first aider to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill while at work.
  • First aid at work training includes the EFAW syllabus and equips the first aider to also apply first aid to a range of specific injuries and illness. 

To help keep their basic skills up to date, it is strongly recommended that first aiders undertake annual refresher training.

Certificates for the purposes of first aid at work last for three years. Before their certificates expire, first aiders will need to undertake a requalification course as appropriate, to obtain another three-year certificate. Once certificates have expired the first aider is no longer considered to be competent to act as a workplace first aider.

How many first aiders does an employer need?

The findings of an employer’s first aid needs assessment will help them decide how many first aiders are required. There are no hard and fast rules on exact numbers, and they will need to consider all the relevant circumstances of their particular workplace.

The table in the leaflet First aid at work: your questions answered, provides general guidance on how many first-aiders or appointed persons might be needed.

Can legal action be taken against first aiders?

It is very unlikely that any action would be taken against a first aider who was using the first aid training they have received. HSE cannot give any specific advice on this issue as it does not fall within HSE’s statutory powers.

It is recommended that you seek legal advice, or advice from your employer’s insurance brokers on whether their policies cover first aiders’ liability.

Get a quotation

Call us on 0800 772 0812 or fill out the form below and we will be happy to send you a written quotation.

*The price shown is based on the maximum delegates attending. Prices are subject to change based upon your group size, location, and time or day that you require the training.