Course Description

Employers are required to carry out an assessment of first-aid needs. This involves consideration of workplace hazards and risks, the size of the organisation and other relevant factors, to determine what first-aid equipment, training, facilities and personnel should be provided.

Our First Aid at Work course is designed for workplaces that fall into a higher risk category, e.g. construction, chemicals and for a workplace with a variety of underlying health conditions as well as providing comprehensive training for those who are required to be the designated first aider within their workplace.

Our tree-days First Aid at Work meets the requirements specified by the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. Delivered in a classroom setting, our FAW is the perfect blend of theoretical and practical sessions conducted by one of our instructors. The learner will be assessed throughout the course using a range of practical demonstrations, question and answer sessions, quizzes and engaging activities designed to coach and support them.

In addition to the topics covered on an Emergency First Aid at Work course, this course covers treatment for a variety of injuries and medical conditions. After this FAW training, first-aider will have gained the skills and confidence to respond to a range of accidents and first aid emergencies they could encounter in the workplace and equips the first-aider to apply first aid to a range of specific injuries and illnesses.

To ensure that participants get the most effective learning experience, learners must be physically able to participate, and a maximum of 12 students are allowed.

A range of subjects are covered including and no limited to:

  • The role of the first aider             
  • Anatomy
  • Managing an emergency             
  • Health and safety (first aid) regulations
  • Communication and casualty care            
  • Low blood sugar
  • Asthma Poisoning
  • Bleeding
  • Resuscitation
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries 
  • Seizures
  • Burns and scalds              
  • Anaphylaxis and acute allergic reaction
  • Shock
  • Choking
  • Eye injuries        
  • Stroke
  • Fainting
  • Unresponsive casualty
  • Defibrillator prompts and how to respond           
  • Defibrillator pad placement
  • Heart attack
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Asthma

Learning Outcomes

After this one-day course staff will be able to:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the first aider, including the importance of preventing cross-infection, the need for recording incidents and accidents and the use of available equipment
  • Respond to a range of accidents and first aid emergencies they could encounter in the workplace, whether the patient is conscious or unconscious
  • Recognise the presence of major illness, such as a heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes etc
  • Apply first aid to a range of specific serious injuries and illnesses
  • Record and report accidents and incidents including RIDDOR
  • Know the contents of a first aid kit
  • Safely use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)


Owing to the practical nature of this course a basic level of general fitness is required, delegates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline. Should you have any questions relating to the accessibility of this course please don’t hesitate to get in touch

A simulated competency assessment will take place at the end of the session, supervised by one of our trainers, allowing delegates to return to the workplace and embed the learning further until deemed competent within their organisation’s guidelines and protocols. On successful completion of this course, attendees will receive an accredited emergency first aid at work certificate which is valid for three years.