About First Aid at Work
This is a high quality, intensive course that provides learners with the set of practical skills needed to respond to a range of first aid emergencies.
Once candidates have completed the course, they will receive a certificate. This means they can become the designated first aider of their workplace. This course is under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
How long will this course take?
The course is 18 hours long and spread across 3 days.
Who needs this training?
Every workplace needs at least one designated first aider – this 3-day course is designed for those working in high-risk environments.
What are the main points covered?
During this course, you will learn the following: how to manage incidents calmly and safely, how to examine a casualty, knowledge of basic life support and more…
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
First Aid at Work Course Outline
- Introduction and explanation.
- The examination of a casualty and further actions/treatments.
- Knowledge of basic life support.
- First aid health and safety regulations.
- Treatment of unconsciousness, shock, bleeding, fractures, burns and scalds.
- How to use first aid kits and dressings.
- How to manage incidents calmly and safely.
- How to deal with heart attacks, eye injuries and general common illnesses.
- Recording and reporting injuries.
First Aid at Work FAQs
What is a first aider?
First aiders and emergency first aiders are the two types of first-aiders as set out by the Health and Safety Executive. They are an assigned member of staff that has undergone some level of first aid training.
Is there a difference between a first aider and an emergency first aider?
An emergency first aider’s role is to maintain life and prevent a situation from worsening while waiting for the emergency services to arrive. This first aid at work course is typically seen as an entry-level course.
Does this course cover emergencies?
This course gives an introduction to basic life support skills. It is ideal for any employee and explains current regulations as well as how to manage incidents calmly and safely.
What treatments will I be able to do if I take this course?
The course looks at assessing injuries or accidents and effectively addressing issues such as shock, bleeding, fractures, burns and scalds. It also looks at how to use first aid kits and associated dressings.