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Emergency First Aid at Work

Emergency First Aid at Work

Course Overview

Qualification Course Length
Emergency First Aid at Work 1 day

Emergency First Aid at Work is aimed at low-to-medium risk environments or where Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines indicate staff should hold a certificate in Emergency First Aid at Work.

This 1-day course provides an overview of the core elements of first aid. As a result, learners are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to respond effectively to a range of accidents and first aid emergencies in the workplace.

Learners are introduced to the roles and responsibilities of the first aider and legal requirements in the workplace. In addition to learning how to carry out a scene survey and casualty assessment, students are taught how to check for responsiveness, open an airway, and check for breathing.

Practical lessons include CPR, choking, the recovery position, bleeding, and burns. Especially relevant is the lesson on how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) due to this now being recognised as a vital step in Basic Life Support.

Course Syllabus

  • Roles and responsibilities of the first aider
  • Infection control
  • Communication and consent
  • Documentation
  • Incident and casualty assessment
  • Signs and symptoms
  • First aid kits
  • Calling emergency services
  • CPR and AED
  • AED safety
  • Choking
  • Recovery position
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Bandages
  • Packing a wound
  • Haemostatic dressings
  • Tourniquets
  • Small cuts, grazes, bumps, and bruises
  • Nosebleeds
  • Splinters
  • Bites and stings
  • Eye injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Electric shock

If your first aid needs assessment identifies a requirement for additional training, we also offer First Aid at Work which teaches the skills to recognise and treat a wider range of injuries and medical conditions.


On successful completion of this course you will receive a HSE compliant Emergency First Aid at Work certificate which is valid for three years.