Three days

Group Size

Maximum 10 learners

Who should attend

Nominated workplace first aiders, employers who require a first aid at work (FAW) certificate or anyone wanting a comprehensive introduction to first aid. (For requirements visit http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/geis3.htm)


Learners must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline and must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.

Course aims

This is a full Qualsafe approved First Aid at Work course, in accordance with the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. This course covers practical skills needed by a first aider in the workplace and will give you the confidence and knowledge to deal with any first aid emergencies.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion the learners will have an understanding of:

  • First Aid priorities
  • Managing Incidents
  • Basic Life Support
  • Examination of a Casualty
  • Unconsciousness
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Fractures
  • Burns & Scalds
  • Common Illnesses
  • Heart Attacks
  • Eye Injuries
  • Dressings
  • Recording & Reporting
  • Regulations
  • First Aid Kits

Certification: Upon successful completion certification is valid for 3 years, after which a re-qualification course becomes necessary.

NB: Under the current guidelines it is “strongly recommended” that first aid trained staff attend a 1/2 day update every 12 months – before completing full re-qualification training at the 3 year point.

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